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Bush_Eats_Beef Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 02:36 PM
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Dan Bartlett: Bush did NOT "accelerate his selection because of Rove."
http://www.michaelmoore.com/words/index.php?id=3393



Right away, Sen. Harry Reid was suspicious. If nothing else, he suggested to reporters Tuesday, President Bush's dramatic prime-time announcement of his Supreme Court nominee would take the spotlight off controversies swirling around his key aide and political strategist, Karl Rove. "It's interesting how the subject has changed from the White House administrative staff to the court today, isn't it?" said Reid, the Senate Democratic leader from Nevada. "I heard it was going to be next week," he said. "Now, it's this week. And there have been - interesting - no questions here about the CIA operative being outed."

Twice this week with a world leader at his side at the White House - first the prime minister of India, then the prime minister of Australia - Bush faced questions from reporters about Rove. And twice, the president appeared none too pleased. "Now, I'll be glad to answer another question, if you've got one," he said Tuesday when the questions came again.

Later in the day, White House counselor Dan Bartlett denied the president had accelerated his selection process because of Rove. He said Bush had kept to a timetable that would allow senators to meet the nominee and receive the necessary paperwork before they leave next week for a five-week summer recess.

Still, Democrats vowed not to lose sight of Rove. "Maybe, it buys him a couple of days, but the questions still remain," said Phil Singer, a spokesman for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. "Did someone in the White House commit a crime?"
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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 02:38 PM
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1. sure, I believe you Dan
:eyes:

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LeftNYC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 02:40 PM
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2. Yeah, Dan and Iraq tried to buy yellow cake from Niger
I got a bridge to sell you Dan
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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 02:40 PM
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3. Nice that they have to issue a denial
Although Bartlett doesn't say how he knows for a fact that the nomination announcement wasn't accelerated to take the focus off the Rove Affair.

Niggling little detail, I'm sure. After all, Bartlett's a lawyer so we know he wouldn't lie.
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Submariner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 02:42 PM
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4. Thanks for clearing that up Dan, we we're wondering about that
What a putz.
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City Lights Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 02:43 PM
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5. Whatever you say...
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Son of California Donating Member (467 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 02:49 PM
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6. Americans aren't THAT retarded
we can follow two stories at the same time. geez.
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NoPasaran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 02:59 PM
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7. Where do they find the energy
To lie about everything?
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