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cal04 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-05 11:25 PM
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Rove-Plame: The Word from Aspen/Arianna Huffington
How is it that the second most powerful man in America is about to take a fall and the mainstream media are largely taking a pass? Could it be that the fear of Karl Rove and this White House is so great that not even the biggest of the media big boys are willing to take them on? Does the answer to that one go without saying?

Chatter about the Rove story has come to dominate the downtime at the Aspen Institutes five-day Ideas Festival. Whenever participants are not in sessions, theyre gathering in small groups and dissecting, analyzing, and speculating about the outcome of this surprisingly slow-breaking scandal.

One such discussion took place just after David Gergen had finished a conversation with Rick Warren, author of The Purpose-Driven Life, which has sold 25 million copies in hardback! A cluster of high-powered media insiders quickly switched over to The Gossip-Driven Reality. The well-informed suppositions were flying faster than the peloton at the Tour de France. I can tell you what was said, I just cant tell you who was saying it (Just look at it as an anonymous twist on the HuffPost BozBlog).

According to the players, the key to whether this story has real legs -- and whether it will spell the end of Rove -- is determining intent. And a key to that is whether there was a meeting at the White House where Rove and Scooter Libby discussed what to do with the information they had gotten from the State Department about Valerie Plame being Joe Wilsons wife, and her involvement in his being sent on the Niger/yellowcake mission. If it can be proven that such a meeting occurred, then Rove will be in deep trouble -- especially if it is established that Rove made three phone calls leaking the info about Plame and her CIA gig one to Matt Cooper, one to Walter Pincus, and one to Robert Novak.

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/theblog/archive/arianna-h...
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-05 11:28 PM
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1. I disagree
the mainstream media is NOT taking a pass on this.
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knowbody0 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-05 11:31 PM
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2. it's just too juicy
to see this dud brought out into the light--a tonic for ameriKa
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JDPriestly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:06 AM
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3. The statute everyone is talking about is not the only basis
on which Rove could be prosecuted. Hold onto your seats. It's going to be a roller coaster ride just to figure out what charges, if any, are brought.
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