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Missy Vixen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-08-06 07:44 PM
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35. Rove's running scared. I believe he WILL indict
First of all, I'd like to opine on an issue I believe has utterly failed the GOP re: Patrick Fitzgerald.

They tried swiftboating Patrick Fitzgerald on the Sunday morning gasbag shows; that didn't get any traction. He's too well respected, he's too impartial, he's too nonpartisan. By attempting to smear him, they make themselves look bad, especially because he's a two-time Bush appointee. The GOP corners the market on negative oppo research. If there was any dirty dirt to be had on the man, it would have been on the front page of every newspaper in the United States by now.

Today's spinning by John Fund (are they kidding? Yeah, Fund's got all kinds of credibility, doesn't he?) and the rest of the GOP Kool Kids is nothing more than posturing.

>I've noticed that Du'ers can be a pretty fickle crowd, so I'm just wondering what your reaction is going to be if Fitzgerald lets Rove walk??<

Not going to happen. First of all, it's not a case of Patrick Fitzgerald "letting him walk". The grand jury votes to indict. Secondly, he's pretty thorough. It's hard to believe that Rove would have had five fun-filled visits to the grand jury (including the last 3 1/2 hours' worth of questioning by America's Hottest Prosecutor, which Rove described as "hell") if there was nothing going on.

The only way there's not going to be an indictment at this point (Julie confidently says,) is if Rove manages to pull the mother of all plea bargains out of a hat, and as part of that plea bargain, he's handing over those further up the food chain. I don't believe it's going to happen. If Libby couldn't manage it (and gosh, he's tried real hard, hasn't he?) it's not going to happen. I'm also wondering if Rove's attorney might be in trouble too. Jason Leopold said yesterday that he has previously been deposed in this case as a witness, which I found pretty interesting.

By the time our favorite guy is done, there will be nowhere to run and nowhere to hide. If they thought the fallout from Katrina/Hookergate/Abramoff/Delay/Cheney shooting the lawyer in the face was bad, this will make all of it look like a day in the park. He drew a straight line a couple of weeks ago into the Oval Office re: Valerie Plame's outing and the destruction of her network.

I'm old enough to remember Watergate. I watched the hearings. This is so, SO much worse, and we're living in a time in which the party of the occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue does not have leadership with the integrity to demand that he resign for the good of the country, as the Republicans did when Nixon and his henchmen committed their crimes.

We watch and wait.
president for life of the PFEB

p.s. There are no photographs of PF on this thread? Well, I'm going to have to post one!

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