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quaoar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 11:53 AM
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Bill Kristol: 'Mood is bleak ' at the White House
Gosh, I'm just all broken up about that.

http://www.newsmax.com/archives/ic/2005/10/18/103745.sh...

Kristol: Mood is Bleak at White House

Bill Kristol, editor of The Weekly Standard, said he expects indictments this week in the CIA leak case involving White House advisers Karl Rove and Scooter Libby.

Kristol said "the mood is bleak in the White House today, and said the environment surrounding the federal grand jury testimony is "pretty grim. Although the indictments may not ultimately result in anything substantive, Kristol said there is a pins-and-needles feel to the grand jury investigation into the leaking of a CIA agent's name to the media in 2003.

"The net has been cast wide, Kristol told Fox News Tuesday. "Lots of junior aides have testified. Its been a very comprehensive investigation by the prosecutor. I think there will be indictments and the mood is pretty bleak in the White House.

As for what this means for President Bush and the daily working of the White House, Kristol said it is too early to tell.

"The White House has to ask, How do we segregate this? This is a problem, but the legal system has to run its course.
"Meanwhile, Kristol said, "the president has to take the initiative on foreign policy and economic policy and sort of set this aside.
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funflower Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 11:55 AM
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1. Meanwhile, Bill's making his plans for after they "segregate"
enough loyal Bush aides to brush this off and get on with the neocon agenda.
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electropop Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 11:57 AM
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2. Clearly, they are spending more time on backstabbing than on policy.
The leaks and counter-leaks dribbling out of the WH in the past few days show what the priority is now: "every man for himself, save your own skin!"
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Demobrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 11:57 AM
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3. Screw them. How many layoffs/job losses have they been responsible for?
This is just a tiny taste of what they have put millions of Americans through. May they choke on it.
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DBoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 12:11 PM
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7. I say we outsource the entire White House
There are many individuals in India who could do this work much more capably for a fraction of the cost.
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shance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 11:57 AM
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4. So, to me that means the White House is feeling confident?
Everything is opposite day with these individuals and everything they say I take as meaning the opposite.
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rkc3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 12:02 PM
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5. My thoughts too. They're telling us they are worried, but when
nothing comes of this they'll tell us they had complete confidence in the system.
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Burried News Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 12:04 PM
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6. Yeah Kristol - your plan was brilliant - it's failure was all due to the
incompetence of those implementing it. Perhaps you need to emigrate to China where you can advise the next regime with Imperial Dreams.
Trotsky used Russia, you used the US, do us a favor and take the Straussian road show to Beijing.
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EST Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 12:23 PM
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8. Ummm...to paraphrase the r/w ignoramous (Mr. Ig)
Iffn' you ain't done nothin wrong, why you skeerd?
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Supersedeas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 01:31 PM
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9. but but but Brittany Hume said that all are laughing in the WH
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Demobrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 02:37 PM
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10. I worked for a company that Enroned.
You should have heard the laughter the day the stock went from $120 to $2/share and everybody lost their savings.

Black humor is a defense mechanism, a way of keeping horror at bay.

I imagine there is a lot of that going around the WH these days.
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