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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 01:51 AM
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Karen Hughes--"its business as usual" at the WH. Geesh!!


http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/10/18/leakprobe.ap/ind...
Probe sheds light on Bush assault on critics

Tuesday, October 18, 2005; Posted: 8:44 a.m. EDT (12:44 GMT)


WASHINGTON (AP) -- Special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald's CIA-leak inquiry is focusing attention on what long has been a tactic of U.S. President George W. Bush's administration: slash-and-burn assaults on its critics, particularly those opposed to the president's Iraq war policies.

If top officials are indicted, it could seriously erode the administration's credibility and prove yet another embarrassment to Bush on the larger issue of how he and his national security team marshaled information -- much of it later shown to be inaccurate -- to support their case for the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in March 2003.
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Anxiety at the White House increased after Bush adviser Karl Rove's fourth appearance last week before Fitzgerald's grand jury, and with a New York Times reporter's firsthand account of her dealings with I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, Vice President Dick Cheney's top aide.

Undersecretary of State Karen Hughes, the Bush administration's public diplomacy chief and a longtime Bush confidante, said, however, that the White House was not distracted by the investigation. "It's not something that's affecting the daily business of the White House," Hughes said in a taped interview aired Tuesday on NBC's "Today" show. "It's business as usual."
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 01:53 AM
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1. the possibility of really shining a light on the credibility of the admin"
This is my HOPE!!!




......"The grand jury investigation has the possibility of really shining a light on the credibility of the administration, how officials tried to undermine those who were criticizing them and how they then covered up that attempt," American University political scientist James Thurber said.
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 01:54 AM
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2. also a ucky close-up photo at this site.
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longship Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 01:54 AM
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3. Ha!
There's one thing about Karen Hughes that you may always be sure of.
If her lips are moving, she's lying.

Karen, you hear that? You're a fucking liar.
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The_Casual_Observer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 02:02 AM
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4. Karen Hughes - I smell fish
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rwenos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 02:06 AM
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5. "Public Diplomacy"
How is Karen Hughes' job description any different than "Chief Bullshitter"?

Hughes is a spin-meister. No more. Anything and everything she says should be evaluated through a bullshit filter, including the current ridiculous statement.
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ToolTex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 02:31 AM
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6. Uber Propagandist
n/t
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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 02:53 AM
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7. Right up there with her assertion that ONE NATION, UNDER GOD
is inscribed in the Constitution!!!

Stupid, stupid woman!
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BR_Parkway Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 04:25 AM
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9. And she's with the State Dept now to bolster US overseas image - isn't
it illegal to propogandize within the national borders? Shrubbie must really be feeling the heat if he's bought her back to hold his hand and be the mouthpiece.
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shraby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 02:57 AM
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8. I have a hunch it will do more than erode
the administrations credibility and cause embarrassment. :rofl:
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global1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 05:25 AM
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10. Karen Is Right On.......
they'll continue to scheme, lie and steal right up until the time they get frog marched out. It's business as usual!!!!!!
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question everything Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 11:58 AM
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11. Shades of Ron Ziegler during Watergate
as Bob Schiefer observed last Sunday
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