Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Daily News: White House Aides Leaking False Information To Protect Bush...

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 » Archives » General Discussion (Through 2005) Donate to DU
 
Pirate Smile Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:40 AM
Original message
Daily News: White House Aides Leaking False Information To Protect Bush...
That is the Headline on Huffington Post for this story:

"Bush whacked
Rove on CIA leak

-snip-
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.

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

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
garybeck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:43 AM
Response to Original message
1. As soon as I saw that headline, that Bush was mad at Rove, I thought
immediately that it was propoganda to protect the president. I hope Fitz can sense it too.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:45 AM
Response to Original message
2. Heh, that's the first assumption I made when I saw DU's frontpage headline
Bush was a political operative working with Atwater and Rove for 30 years. He and Rove share all their dirty tricks with each other, and likely came up with the plan together.

Media doesn't like to talk about Bush's REAL resume, heavy on the political dirty tricks.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
MGKrebs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:45 AM
Response to Original message
3. But...but...but... this would mean that, Bush knew?
Hmmm.
What did he know, and when did he know it!

His testimony wasn't under oath was it?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
garybeck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:54 AM
Response to Reply #3
9. OF COURSE HE KNEW. What you are seeing now is damage control. n/t
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
jasmeel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:47 AM
Response to Original message
4. Yeah the headline suggests * has some moral sense and was
out of the loop-poor * he's just a stupid know nothing in his own admin.
:nopity:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Marr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:47 AM
Response to Original message
5. I take it Rove is going down then.
Edited on Wed Oct-19-05 10:49 AM by Marr
If they're cutting the mooring ropes to the SS Karl, he must be sinking. Time to distance him from Bush.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Verve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:47 AM
Response to Original message
6. A sociopath is only sorry for being caught, not for actually doing it! n/t
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Supersedeas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:48 AM
Response to Original message
7. He knew--but thought it could have been more discreetly done
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Pirate Smile Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:54 AM
Response to Reply #7
10. They needed to form a separate group - like the Swift Liars to do
the dirty work. It is messy when you have to do the smears yourself.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
KharmaTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:52 AM
Response to Original message
8. Muddy The Waters
You can tell there's gonna be indictments when you see stories like these. Purely to create noise and misinformation that can be picked up as hate radio and right wing talking points.

Personally, I'd like to see little Georgie walking into that biiiiig white house and see none of his friends are there anymore. That sounds like the game that's happening here...call it prep work if you may.

If/when the indictments are handed down...especially if Rove's name is on one, the questions will focus on what Fredo Boooosh also knew and if Rove had been honest with him about his involvement. I even suspect that Rove was questioned just like Judy was as to if boooosh had any knowledge of what was going on.

By saying that Rove kept the dirt away from boooosh, this gives that escape hatch for the wingnuts when Rove becomes far more radioactive than he is right now...and to protect their boss from too many people wanting to know his role in this mess.
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 Tue Sep 23rd 2014, 05:26 PM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (Through 2005) 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