Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Garrison Keillor: Karl Rove, The Real Story

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Editorials & Other Articles Donate to DU
 
dooner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 03:55 PM
Original message
Garrison Keillor: Karl Rove, The Real Story
Karl Rove: the real story
By Garrison Keillor / Tribune Media Services, Inc.
THURSDAY, JULY 21, 2005
ST. PAUL, Minnesota Did he know?


I feel it's time for me to step forward and tell what I know about Karl Rove's conversation with columnist Robert Novak in which Novak reportedly told Rove that CIA operative Valerie Plame had been responsible for her husband Joseph Wilson going to Niger to debunk the White House's claim that Saddam Hussein was shopping for uranium in Africa to make nuclear weapons and that's why America invaded Iraq, and Rove said, "Yes, I've heard that, too."

Rove has been accused of revealing the identity of a covert intelligence officer. This simply isn't true.

I happened to be in Rove's office when the phone rang. I was there on behalf of my publisher, to see if Rove knows enough to make him worth a $6 million advance on his memoirs. (Answer: Not really.)

He picked up the phone and the voice at the other end sounded like a rat trapped in a coffee can. "Novak," whispered Rove and he pretended to stick a finger down his throat. He listened for several minutes. "Yes, I've heard that, too," he said.

As he spoke to Novak, Rove wrote on a notepad, "Rosebud knows" - "Rosebud" being Vice President Dick Cheney's code name - and winked at me.

<snip>

http://www.iht.com/articles/2005/07/20/opinion/edkiello...
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
medeak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:02 PM
Response to Original message
1. that's mean! It's all satire you little stink! n/t
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
King Coal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:02 PM
Response to Original message
2. Is that supposed to be funny?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
dooner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 05:13 PM
Response to Reply #2
3. It's a good sign when the story hits middle america,
regardless if you think Keillor is terribly funny or not. Garrison Keillor is no fan of Bush White House, and his message is heard by millions of straight-laced church-going midwesterners.

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
PennyK Donating Member (382 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 05:59 PM
Response to Original message
4. Hilarious piece!
I love Garrison Keillor ("Home Grown Democrat"). This piece has everything in it...Whitewater, the UN, and a sneaky reference to Lynne Cheney's "proclivities"!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
electron_blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 08:35 PM
Response to Reply #4
5. love it!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Matilda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:19 PM
Response to Original message
6. Love this piece!
And it's no more nonsensical than some of the things coming out
of the White House on the subject.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Thu Apr 17th 2014, 09:07 AM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » Editorials & Other Articles Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC