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Oilwellian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 11:44 AM
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Is Andy Card the New WH Deep Throat?
Edited on Tue Oct-07-03 11:45 AM by Oaf Of Office
Sorry Mods, thought I was in GD. (Second time I've done it this week)

Here's an interesting theory.......

Who's The Good Guy?

Atrios throws down the gauntlet:

... there's also one more person who could end this - the senior administration official who pointed his finger at two White House officials in the WaPo article 8 days ago.

Oh yes, indeed. Let the games begin.

Many assume that it's Tenet for a variety of reasons, many of which are very compelling.

But, I think it's somebody else. Somebody who has voiced concerns in the past about the political operation of the White House. Somebody who expressed alarm in Ron Suskind's seminal Esquire article that Karl Rove would have unfettered power with George W. Bush after the resignation of Karen Hughes:

"Ill need designees, people trusted by the president that I can elevate for various needs to balance against Karl. . . . They are going to have to really step up, but it wont be easy. Karl is a formidable adversary."

That, of course, was Andy Card.

Someone else in the same article went on to say:

"But many of us feel its our dutyour obligation as Americansto get the word out that, certainly in domestic policy, there has been almost no meaningful consideration of any real issues. Its just kids on Big Wheels who talk politics and know nothing. Its depressing. Domestic Policy Council meetings are a farce. This leaves shoot-from-the-hip political calculationsmostly from Karls shopto triumph by default. No one balances Karl. Forget it. That was Andys cry for help."

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TacticalPeek Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 11:59 AM
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1. Card has been my early bet for a while.
The Esquire article, and coverage of it, gave the only glimpse inside in over 2 1/2 years, besides a peek from a departed aide, and tiny peek from a departed speech writer. Unka Dick must have dagger-eyes for Andy, still there after all this time, and probably staying longer than the Dick. Wonder if they'll bump into one another at the Cabinet neeting? 'Got all that paper turned in, Dick? You have 'til five o'clock, you know.'
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