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berni_mccoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 08:28 AM
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Bush DIVERSION Tactic a HUGE SUCCESS!!! DU Homepage TAKEN OVER!!!
Take a look, EVEN at the DU Home Page. Rove/Plamegate have fallen to low visibility under FOUR Roberts stories.

Perhaps the heat off the Rove topic is good for a SHORT WHILE. It isn't the public that matters as much as the INVESTIGATION, but I suspect the Roberts controversy isn't going away ANY TIME SOON.

I wonder what the DU Homepage will look like tomorrow.
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bryant69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 08:30 AM
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1. Well that's the ticket
How many people said, after the London Bombing, that Rove/Plame was dead as a doornail? A lot. Was it? Not by a long shot.

The Roberts ploy stinks of desperation; and it will work. For a day or two.

Thing is, Bush probably needs more than a day or two.

Bryant
Check it out --> http://politicalcomment.blogspot.com
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DoYouEverWonder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 08:31 AM
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2. Most of around here
can walk and chew gum at the same time. So let's try to make a silk purse out of a sow's ear.

Bu$h just blew it. He announced this guy too early, just to get the attention off Rove. He gave us five weeks to pick this fellow apart, big mistake.

In the meantime, the Plame Investigation is still going on and when the indictments come down, nothing else will matter.
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Skinner ADMIN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 08:31 AM
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3. Um... This makes no sense.
Supreme Court nominations are never a "diversion". This is about the future of our country. Politics doesn't get any more serious than this.
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cally Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 08:41 AM
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8. A voice of sanity...reading DU today
is insane. Too many folks are implying that Dems should ignore the SC pick and not fight it because it takes away from Rove. As if we're incapable of fighting two battles at once or that SC picks don't matter.
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theHandpuppet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 08:42 AM
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9. Thank you!
And most of us can multitask. I resent that so many of us have obviously been mistaken for idiots who can't handle more than one item from the buffet.
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Javaman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:05 AM
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12. It is a diversion, congress goes into a recess for a month and...
a vote won't come up for at least another 2 weeks after that. So we are looking at a minimum of 1 1/2 months before there is any action on this.

Hence, this is a diversion.
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Justice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 08:31 AM
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4. I emailed mods, asking for separate forums for Roberts and Rove
I cannot take the number of entries on each - you cannot follow anything.
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 08:37 AM
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5. Yep. Patrick Fitzgerald is obviously distracted. Surely the Grand Jury ..
Edited on Wed Jul-20-05 08:40 AM by TahitiNut
... is consumed with discussions regarding Judge Roberts. A SUpreme Court Justice who'd serve for the next three decades is obviously a trivial matter compared to the Joy of Gossip regarding secret Grand Jury proceedings.

:sarcasm:

For what it's worth, have you noticed that the right-wing pundits aren't spewing their lies regarding Wilson lately? 'Distraction' itself at least, seems to be "fair and balanced."
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 08:38 AM
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6. This appointment could affect things like investigating the WH
I want to see Rove & the WH squirm, too, but this appointment scares me. It's why we all voted for Kerry in 2004.

Rove's time will come. In the meantime, watch what happens to our rights.
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mondo joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 08:40 AM
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7. Wait, is the SCOTUS the diversion or is Rove?
Is SCOTUS diverting us from Rove?

Or is Rove diverting us from SCOTUS?

How can we poor sheep know?
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Tierra_y_Libertad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 08:43 AM
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10. A lifetime SCOTUS appointment damnsure better "divert" us.
And, it damnsure better "divert" our senators.
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sadiesworld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 08:45 AM
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11. CAFTA CAFTA CAFTA CAFTA CAFTA CAFTA CAFTA CAFTA CAFTA
* and his corporate cronies want it BAD. Terrible for US workers and terrible for the people of Central America, but * intends to deliver for the Corporate Elite.
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Mist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:00 AM
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13. I don't think DUers are likely to lose track of the Rovian mess
My concern is that the corpo-media will grab onto Roberts with both hands to avoid dealing with Rove.
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