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Proud2BAmurkin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 07:33 AM
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NY Daily News: Bush "appreciates" that Karl outed covert agents "for him"
"Karl is fighting for his life," the official added, "but anything he did was done to help George W. Bush. The President knows that and appreciates that."

http://nydailynews.com/front/story/357107p-304312c.html

Scumbags.
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 07:37 AM
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1. I believe the 2nd paragraph below.


......But the President felt Rove and other members of the White House damage-control team did a clumsy job in their campaign to discredit Plame's husband, Joseph Wilson, the ex-diplomat who criticized Bush's claim that Saddam Hussen tried to buy weapons-grade uranium in Niger.

A second well-placed source said some recently published reports implying Rove had deceived Bush about his involvement in the Wilson counterattack were incorrect and were leaked by White House aides trying to protect the President.

"Bush did not feel misled so much by Karl and others as believing that they handled it in a ham-handed and bush-league way," the source said.

None of these sources offered additional specifics of what Bush and Rove discussed in conversations beginning shortly after the Justice Department informed the White House in September 2003 that a criminal investigation had been launched into the leak of CIA agent Plame's identity to columnist Robert Novak.
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warrior1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 07:39 AM
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3. yup
it's the cover up that get you every time. He this article is true.
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Flying Dream Blues Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 07:51 AM
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15. I think this is preparing us for * being named an
Edited on Wed Oct-19-05 07:53 AM by ThruTheLookingGlass
unindicted conspirator. Why would this be coming out NOW? is the question. This is, I believe, called "getting out in front of the story."

Since this is tantamount to admitting * is a liar (shock) it's a desperate move saved for the absolute last minute. He's distancing himself from Karl, and also looking for sympathy ("ah 'preshiated his lyalty") at the same time. (Typical narcissism.)

We can only hope.

Edited for typo and punkchuashun.
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understandinglife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:50 AM
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26. Well, all of these "sources" are doing Bush dirty, and here's why ...
...:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

So, any attempt to "shield Bush" by making the kinds of statements being quoted by the NY Daily News (and being echoed throughout the blogosphere) are doing exactly NOT anything helpful for Bush, or for any other person whom they implicate in the "ham-handed and bush-league way" (great pun by the way). They effectively are saying that Bush has been in willful violation (at a minimum) of Executive Order 12958 since the exposure of Valerie Plame began and that those participating have violated their respective SF312s.

No way Bush's legal eagles are going to be allowing anyone inside the tent to be planting these kinds of stories.


Peace.
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antonialee839 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 07:38 AM
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2. But I thought Monkey didn't know anything about who the leakers were.
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 07:41 AM
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4. this is damage control-blotched at that!

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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 07:42 AM
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6. "Bush whacked Rove on CIA leak"
this headline sucks.
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antonialee839 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 07:52 AM
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17. That's cause "damage control" is trying to save his own neck right now.
Edited on Wed Oct-19-05 07:54 AM by antonialee839
I'd love to know what moran leaked this damage control article.
It makes the Monkey look like he was in on it from the beginning. He just didn't know what method of the payback he ordered would be used.
And how badly it would end up being bungled.
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Cults4Bush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 11:49 AM
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27. That would be Cheneys crew.
This is a political civil war within the repubs ranks.
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DancingBear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 07:42 AM
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5. And if he found out he'd fire them n/t
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 07:45 AM
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9. but only if a 'crime' has been commited. Ethics do not count!!
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DancingBear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 07:48 AM
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13. Oops - I forgot
This is not a crime - I should stop saying that.

It is merely the dreaded "criminalization of politics"!

What was I thinking....

Why do I hate America?
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indepat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 08:50 AM
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24. We should should all, every last man and woman and child, hate what the
neocons and their every enabler in the Congress, MSM, general public, and on the Supreme Court, have done to this Republic and its Constitution.
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 07:43 AM
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8. you are right. first they tell us Jr knew nothing, now they tell us he
'wacked' Rove.
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DeepModem Mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 07:43 AM
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7. A few decades ago, this would be the Watergate tapes, folks --
the little bastard would be gone.
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 07:46 AM
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11. the article says bush 'wacked' Rove 2 years ago.



....WASHINGTON - An angry President Bush rebuked chief political guru Karl Rove two years ago for his role in the Valerie Plame affair, sources told the Daily News.

"He made his displeasure known to Karl," a presidential counselor told The News. "He made his life miserable about this."

Bush has nevertheless remained doggedly loyal to Rove, who friends and even political adversaries acknowledge is the architect of the President's rise from baseball owner to leader of the free world.

As special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald nears a decision, perhaps as early as today, on whether to issue indictments in his two-year probe, Bush has already circled the wagons around Rove, whose departure would be a grievous blow to an already shell-shocked White House staff and a President in deep political trouble.
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Just Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 07:46 AM
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10. Ewwwww,....he KNEW!!! HE KNEW TWO YEARS AGO!!!
Well, well, well Mr. pResident!!! Have you been a naughty boy and conspired to obstruct justice, among other things?

Tsk, tsk, tsk!!!

:wow:
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 07:48 AM
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12. so says a "presidential counselor" per this article.
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 07:49 AM
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14. nominated
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sweetheart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 07:51 AM
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16. sounds like "conspiracy to committ felony treason"
If the CEO signs the accounts for the auditors, then the president
signs the behaviour of his administration, and bush must go down if
this fat fuck is indicted for treason.

I can't believe they think they can distance themselves from the acts
of an aide, as if Rove is operating in a sphere of his own, but has
life has shown, these republican termites work in groups, gnawing away
at any concept of justice for felony criminal acts.

My god the corruption is breathtaking.
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OmmmSweetOmmm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 08:18 AM
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18. The article is actually about Bush being angry with Rove and I believe
that these sources are just covering the Shrub's ass. The Shrub is trying to distance himself from his Turdblossom.

Bush whacked
Rove on CIA leak


BY THOMAS M. DeFRANK
DAILY NEWS WASHINGTON BUREAU CHIEF

.

WASHINGTON - An angry President Bush rebuked chief political guru Karl Rove two years ago for his role in the Valerie Plame affair, sources told the Daily News.


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Cessna Invesco Palin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 08:40 AM
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21. I don't know about that...
If what this article says is true, Bush is in a lot of trouble.
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 08:47 AM
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22. But but but but.... Rove had NO ROLE in it two years ago!!!
Bush was still hoping to find out who did it! Except that, he thought we might never find out who did it. Did Bush LIE?
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OmmmSweetOmmm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 08:50 AM
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25. lol!!!!! And because of that, this article is damning to Bush! As to
Bush lying???? Do most dogs bark, do most birds fly, do fish swim, do we need to breathe in order to live? He lies as easily as he breathes.
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Neil Lisst Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 02:38 AM
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35. Nixon claimed he rebuked John Dean, too ...
... when he was in big trouble, and it turned out to be one more lie.


who will Bush pick for the new veep?
http://www.webcomicsnation.com/neillisst/
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quiet.american Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 08:33 AM
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19. "....help George W. Bush" do what?
"...but anything he did was done to help George W. Bush....."

We haven't forgotten the whole reason Valerie Plame was outed was for pure political retribution. So, I would love for a reporter to call the Republican spin on this line and ask, exactly what was Rove helping Bush to do by outing Valerie Plame. The only possible answer is, Rove was trying to keep Bush's lies intact in the case for taking this country into war.
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springhill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 12:38 PM
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29. And true to Bush's pure vindictiveness.........
He was not so upset with the actual outing of Plame, just the ham-handed way in which it was done. Sheesh, he is one sick bastard.
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quiet.american Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 12:56 PM
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31. Agreed! n/t
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Occulus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 02:08 PM
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33. Would that be true if Brewster Jennings had been
looking into planted or possibly planted WMDs?

We don't know, and probably won't ever, but my feeling is, someone found something over there that they were NOT supposed to uncover. The smear against Wilson was an attempt at distraction from the outing of Plame.

Welol, I hope I'm wrong on that. Really. It would indicate a level of corruption that is sim.... oh, wait.

Never mind.
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Jim__ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 08:36 AM
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20. Two years ago?
An angry President Bush rebuked chief political guru Karl Rove two years ago for his role in the Valerie Plame affair

Isn't that about the time bush was telling the press and the nation that he would fire anyone in his administration who was involved in the leak?
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randr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 08:49 AM
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23. So the protection of a boy king is more important
than the security of the entire nation!
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Festivito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 12:32 PM
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28. Appreciates: worse it sounds, the more * likes it? Oh, and DUPE, link..
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skypilot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 12:41 PM
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30. but anything he did was done to help George W. Bush....
Well, as long as he was just trying to help Bush. To hell with the rest of the country, right? Randi Rhodes is so right about these assholes, it's Party over country with them.
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Az_lefty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 02:01 PM
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32. the chimp's been lying all along...
so much for the "moral administration".... :grr:
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autorank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 02:33 AM
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34. Well, that about wraps it up. "Bush to America, Drop Dead!"
Disgusting!

Recommended...great post
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spuddonna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 03:07 AM
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36. And to think, he could have just said "I love you" with flowers!
The GOP: "When you want to send the very best, nothing says 'I love you' like treason..."

"Awww, KKKarl, you shouldn't have!"
:eyes:
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