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Laura PourMeADrink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:19 PM
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Re Wilson: "..Swamped by the tsunami-like wave of his continuous ego trip"
Edited on Wed Jul-20-05 04:21 PM by Laura PackYourBags

Category: karl rove

2005Why We Love Anonymous Sources
READ MORE: joseph wilson , karl rove , press , valerie plame

Yes, Fourth Estate, public interest blah blah, Mark Felt, yeah, yeah, sanctity of pledge to whistleblowers, good, fine. But the real reason to hail this noble journalistic tradition is that in the hands of gimlet-eyed purveyors of righteous scorn like Jason Vest, it can yields quotes like this, about Joe Wilson:

"In principle, what was done to Valerie Plame was shitty, and someone should pay, but the way Wilson always goes on about how it's the end of the world for her and national security while saying she's a real-life Jennifer Garner Alias character is just too damn much," says one. Similarly, prominent liberals have choked on Wilson's self-indulgence: At the Nation Institute's annual fundraising dinner last year, some found any inspirational qualities Wilson had to offer swamped by the tsunami-like wave of his continuous ego trip. "It wasn't just that he was sheets to the wind when he gave his speech, it was the sheer self-righteousness of itit was like listening to a preppy version of Fidel Castro," recalls a noted liberal activist who was in the audience that night. "His speech was something like 'The Top 10 Reasons to Get Rid of Bush,' and after 45 minutes that included lowest-common-denominator stuff like 'kids going to school hungry'hello, Joe Wilson's now got the weight of Head Start on his shoulders?he was only up to number five. I mean, look, I sympathize, but it was like he was looking for a cross."
Nice work, Jason. Drinks on us, in the usual Rosslyn parking garage.
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Must... Not... Let... Bush... Change... Subject...
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Fortunately for Karl Rove, suddenly everyone in Washington is talking Supreme Court, not double-super-secret-Supreme background. But (and this is probably also fortunate for Karl Rove) Democrats in Congress are working hard to remind everyone that there's still a scandal going on:

WASHINGTON, D.C.) -- The U.S. Senate Democratic Policy Committee (DPC) and the U.S. House Government Reform Committee Minority will conduct a joint hearing at 10:00 AM, Friday, July 22, in Room 138 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington, DC, to examine the national security implications of disclosing the identity of a covert intelligence officer. The hearing will be co-chaired by Senate DPC Chairman Byron Dorgan (D-ND), and U.S. Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D-CA), the Ranking Member of the House Government Reform Committee.
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flpoljunkie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:23 PM
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1. Dear Wonkette, Fitzgerald doesn't give a sh*t about who is SCOTUS nominee!
He is on the case and appears determined to get to the bottom, wherever it leads.
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sui generis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:25 PM
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2. shouldn't that be "dorkette"?
So she's saying he should just suck it up and take it like a man that this administration used him and his wife and family to send a warning to the intelligence agencies not to produce intelligence that contradicts the president's objectives?

Hmmmmm. Sounds like dorkette needs her wonk examined - her fingers are typing but all that comes out is blah blah blah.

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Peace Patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 05:05 PM
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3. Yeah, but I LIKE Joe Wilson's ego! (We all have one, you know.)
Edited on Wed Jul-20-05 05:05 PM by Peace Patriot
It's when the ego gets crimped and mean and requires human blood to keep it satisfied, and can't have enough of other peoples' money and and violent power over whole countries, and cringes and cowers at its own puny worth, and inflates itself like a balloon, bigger and bigger and bigger, full of air, full of nothing, and demands worship of nothing, of lies and delusions--in short, when the ego gets real ugly like Bush's and Cheney's--that's when I vomit with disgust at human vanity.

Ego is okay, in its place. Can't do anything without it--let alone confront the Inflated Emperors, and prick a little pin into that putrid chasm of hot air.
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Spazito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 05:15 PM
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4. Wonkette isn't worth the bandwidth, imo
She posts for re-action only, not for the facts or the truth, simply so she can get her 15 minutes of fame for being 'controversial'.
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Lex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 05:19 PM
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5. I thought people only read Wonkette because she talks about
anal sex alot.

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