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Dean Turns up Pressure on Bush to Fire Rove
AP via DuluthNewsTribune.com ^ | Wednesday, July 13, 2005 | Ryan J. Foley

Posted on 07/13/2005 7:30:59 PM PDT by kristinn

MADISON, Wis. - Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean tried Wednesday night to turn the pressure up on President Bush to fire political adviser Karl Rove, saying a failure to do so would be putting politics ahead of national security.

Dean, speaking at a party fundraiser, said Bush in the coming days should live up to his promise to fire anybody involved in leaking the identity of CIA operative Valerie Plame.

An internal Time magazine e-mail that was disclosed over the weekend suggested that Rove, a deputy White House chief of staff and one of Bush's closes advisers, mentioned to a Time reporter that the wife of administration critic Joseph Wilson was a CIA agent.

That was just before a July 2003 opinion piece by syndicated columnist Robert D. Novak identified Plame as an operative.

Bush said in 2003 that he would fire anyone in his administration involved in the leak, and the White House has been on the defensive since the latest news reports showing Rove may have been involved.

"Now we're going to find out, Mr. President, if you'll keep your word: who do you value more, Mr. President, do you value intelligence operatives defending the United States of America or do you value political operatives from Texas?" Dean told a crowd of 500 in a downtown Madison theater.

"Who do you value more, Mr. President, the security of the American people, or your political cronies? Will you keep your word?"

Dean also said young people were not signing up for the armed forces because they do not trust Bush, called former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein "a third-string tinpot dictator, no matter how awful he was," and mocked congressional leaders for intervening to keep a brain-damaged Florida woman alive.

Dean's speech highlighted the noisy fundraiser for the Democratic Party at the heart of this liberal-leaning city. Asked after the speech whether Rove should be fired, Dean smiled and declined to elaborate on his earlier remarks.

Christine Mangi, a spokeswoman for the Republican Party of Wisconsin, dismissed Dean's comments as a "blatant partisan attack."

Dean's speech came hours after President Bush passed up a chance to express confidence in Rove and the same day that a federal grand jury heard more testimony into whether anyone illegally leaked the name of Plame in July 2003.

Time magazine reporter Matthew Cooper, who spoke with Rove before publishing an article that named Plame, appeared before the panel for more than two hours.

Rove's lawyer, Robert Luskin, issued a statement Wednesday saying that Rove was cooperating with the federal investigation, has done nothing wrong and is not a target of the probe.

Still, Democrats delighted in news that Rove, considered a brilliant GOP political strategist and their longtime nemesis, was in hot water.

"They have just put Karl Rove on the endangered species list," Lt. Gov. Barbara Lawton said to laughter.

"Karl Rove, if he stays out of jail, doesn't represent us," said Joe Wineke, the chairman of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin.


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1 posted on 07/13/2005 7:31:01 PM PDT by kristinn
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2 posted on 07/13/2005 7:33:06 PM PDT by bitt ('We will all soon reap what the ignorant are now sowing.' Victor Davis Hanson)
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To: kristinn

"failure to do so would be putting politics ahead of national security..."

Since when does Dean care about national security?


3 posted on 07/13/2005 7:33:45 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: bitt

YIKES! What a pic!


4 posted on 07/13/2005 7:34:18 PM PDT by PilloryHillary
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To: kristinn
"saying a failure to do so would be putting politics ahead of national security."

I guess Dean ought to know since all he and the democratic party ever do is put politics ahead of national security.

5 posted on 07/13/2005 7:35:54 PM PDT by Cubs Fan (Liberals have the inverse midas touch, everything they get a hold of turns to S&*%)
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To: bitt

Several FReepers think that this hullabaloo is all about keeping Judith Miller quiet in jail and her not disclosing information that would be VERY harmful to Hillary.


6 posted on 07/13/2005 7:36:04 PM PDT by bitt ('We will all soon reap what the ignorant are now sowing.' Victor Davis Hanson)
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To: bitt

I have a very good feeling that the Dems are going to have lots and lots of egg on thier faces when all this is sorted out.


7 posted on 07/13/2005 7:36:04 PM PDT by Sterm26 (Recount Pennsylvania! (And Wisconsin!))
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To: kristinn

Uh,,, who can we go to to have Dean fired? Having to hear more of his crap is abuse of the public airwaves.


8 posted on 07/13/2005 7:36:10 PM PDT by antceecee
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To: kristinn

Dean should tell us who Judith Miller is protecting and whether the NY Times is paying her hush money to do her jail time quietly.


9 posted on 07/13/2005 7:36:29 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: bitt

bump


10 posted on 07/13/2005 7:37:14 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (Democrats haven't had a new idea since Karl Marx.)
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To: kristinn

Oh, sheesh, well, we all sooooo listen to Dean, don't we?!

Rove best stay put exactly where he is.


11 posted on 07/13/2005 7:37:23 PM PDT by Donna Lee Nardo
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To: bitt

Someone must be paying hush money to keep Judith Miller quiet. It's either the NY Times or another one of Hillary's winged monkey. How may other public companies pay their employees while they are in lock-up?


12 posted on 07/13/2005 7:38:27 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: bitt

Dean searching for new inspiration.

13 posted on 07/13/2005 7:38:47 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (Democrats haven't had a new idea since Karl Marx.)
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To: kristinn

The left is in SERIOUS trouble if Howie only draws 500 in Madison.


14 posted on 07/13/2005 7:38:47 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Carry Daily, Apply Sparingly)
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To: kristinn
Bush said in 2003 that he would fire anyone in his administration involved in the leak,....

'rat lie.

15 posted on 07/13/2005 7:39:28 PM PDT by hole_n_one
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To: kristinn

Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean tried Wednesday night to "TURN THE PRESSURE UP" on President Bush to fire political adviser Karl Rove, saying a failure to do so would be putting politics ahead of national security.

The only thing this radical liberal democrat can turn up is the volume to his mouth. Is it just me or does the democratic party accuse the republican party of doing everything they do themselves???


16 posted on 07/13/2005 7:40:13 PM PDT by antiunion person (Whenever something goes wrong in the world, it's President Bush's fault.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Howard's other fans are in Britain, planning another round of homicide bombings.


17 posted on 07/13/2005 7:40:17 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: kristinn


Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle, right, introduces Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean, during a DNC fundraiser, Wednesday, July 13, 2005, in Madison, Wis.



Howard Dean, chairman of the Democratic National Committee, addresses an audience during a DNC fundraiser Wednesday, July 13, 2005, in Madison, Wis.
18 posted on 07/13/2005 7:40:35 PM PDT by maggief
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To: Donna Lee Nardo
Oh, sheesh, well, we all sooooo listen to Dean, don't we

Yeah, who cares what he thinks?

The dems have demanded resignations from Bush, Cheney, Rumsfield, Rice and now Rove!

Who's resignation will they demand next?  The maid who puts the little mints on the pillows in the Lincoln bedroom?

19 posted on 07/13/2005 7:41:08 PM PDT by softwarecreator (Facts are to liberals as holy water is to vampires)
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To: kristinn
......Dean Turns up Pressure on Bush to Fire Rove ....before anyone finds out what the Sandy Berger 'Papers' had to do with this 'Rove-gate'.....

Naw.....

/National Archieves and DNC 'happy-hunting-grounds'...?

20 posted on 07/13/2005 7:41:29 PM PDT by maestro
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To: maggief
Is it just me or does anyone else notice that the male democrats seem to touch each other a lot while looking into each other's eyes?

Not that there's anything wrong with that ...

21 posted on 07/13/2005 7:42:51 PM PDT by softwarecreator (Facts are to liberals as holy water is to vampires)
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To: bitt
Dean didn't give his patent primal scream? What a disappointment.
22 posted on 07/13/2005 7:43:09 PM PDT by Man50D
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To: kristinn
>> Dean Turns up Pressure on Bush to Fire Rove

Dean could not turn up the pressure on a penis enlarger.
23 posted on 07/13/2005 7:43:19 PM PDT by mmercier (another country heard from)
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To: kristinn

Thanks for finding this. I've been looking all over for a re-cap of what happened today. It's not hit the Madison on-line papers, yet.

"They have just put Karl Rove on the endangered species list," Lt. Gov. Barbara Lawton said to laughter.

Her days, along with Governor Doyle's are numbered. Enjoy it while you can, Honey. You'll be looking for a job soon enough. :)

I used to just laugh at socialists. Now I truly see how dangerous they are to life as we know it in this country, especially when in power. Would a Republican Lieutenant Governor act this way? I highly doubt it.

I loathe them. Utterly and completely.


24 posted on 07/13/2005 7:43:44 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: TASMANIANRED
Dean searching for new inspiration

HAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHA .....

Now that is funny!!!!!

25 posted on 07/13/2005 7:44:38 PM PDT by softwarecreator (Facts are to liberals as holy water is to vampires)
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To: kristinn
I wonder if the dems are willing to accept the same standard they are applying to Rove applied to their activities. Let's see, Kerry was party to an assassination plan and should therefore be in prison for conspiracy to commit an assassination. He should also be executed for treason for meeting with North Vietnam while still in the military. Pelosi lied and should be fired immediately for not initially disclosing her free travel. Kennedy should be in prison or executed for the murder of Mary Jo Kopechne. The Clintons should be in prison or executed for numerous violations of political contributions, numerous rapes as well as the murders James McDougal, Ron Miller, Mary Mahoney and Vincent Foster. Gee, sure, let's make a clean sweep based upon the standard of evidence required by the Dims. Go ahead, fire Rove and let's get rid of just about every politician alive...

OR the dims can give up on their phony witch hunt when it's clear it is false.

26 posted on 07/13/2005 7:45:18 PM PDT by highlander_UW (I don't know what my future holds, but I know Who holds my future)
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To: maggief
Thanks for the pics. I'm hoping for video after reading this summary:

Dean also said young people were not signing up for the armed forces because they do not trust Bush, called former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein "a third-string tinpot dictator, no matter how awful he was," and mocked congressional leaders for intervening to keep a brain-damaged Florida woman alive.

27 posted on 07/13/2005 7:45:40 PM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn
Chances of that:


28 posted on 07/13/2005 7:46:09 PM PDT by NordP (Keeping America Great - Karl Rove / Jack Bauer in 2008 !)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
Would a Republican Lieutenant Governor act this way?

That is exactly my thought ... why do these fools keep embarrassing themselves in public like this?

They sure know how to turn the average American off, don't they?

29 posted on 07/13/2005 7:46:49 PM PDT by softwarecreator (Facts are to liberals as holy water is to vampires)
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To: kristinn

How-weird strikes again! He's been kinda quiet lately. Guess his meds wore off.


30 posted on 07/13/2005 7:46:51 PM PDT by billnaz (What part of "shall not be infringed" don't you understand?)
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To: Brilliant

Tom Dashale put off the Homeland Security Dept. for 1 year because of politics over hiring Union workers.


31 posted on 07/13/2005 7:47:07 PM PDT by Brimack34
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To: kristinn

Wastin' yer breath Howie. Crawl back under yer rock.


32 posted on 07/13/2005 7:47:37 PM PDT by upchuck ("If our nation be destroyed, it would be from the judiciary." ~ Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Cubs Fan; Brilliant

BOTH EXCELLENT POINTS!


33 posted on 07/13/2005 7:47:40 PM PDT by NordP (Keeping America Great - Karl Rove / Jack Bauer in 2008 !)
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To: kristinn

I suspect that when the facts are in, and the prosecutor declines to prosecute, that swing voters will view that as the partisan feeding frenzy that it is, and the issue will die, except as a Dem fund raising tool to try to separate their base from their wallets.


34 posted on 07/13/2005 7:47:48 PM PDT by Torie (Constrain rogue state courts; repeal your state constitution)
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To: kristinn

When people make mountains out of molehills, they have the advantage that they are at least starting out with genuine molehills. The Democrats and Liberals don't even have molehills.


35 posted on 07/13/2005 7:47:50 PM PDT by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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To: maggief

"Pull this and see what happens."


36 posted on 07/13/2005 7:48:51 PM PDT by Rocko ("The ratio of damn fools to villains is high." -- Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: antiunion person
Is it just me or does the democratic party accuse the republican party of doing everything they do themselves???

It's been a favorite tactic of the left for years. When they start screaming accusations, I take that as a (loud) confession of guilt.

37 posted on 07/13/2005 7:50:24 PM PDT by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

I was just poking around the Web and found this. I do hope there is video as it sounds like Dean was in his element.


38 posted on 07/13/2005 7:51:17 PM PDT by kristinn
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39 posted on 07/13/2005 7:51:58 PM PDT by texas_mrs
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To: kristinn
would be putting politics ahead of national security

Which is what they do 24/7!!!

40 posted on 07/13/2005 7:52:30 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Donna Lee Nardo
I think they are hoping, really really hoping, that if they bay loudly enough, long enough, and with the cooperation of their media friends, to cower Bush/the republicans into dumping Rove a la Trent Lott.

Even if such an unlikely event did happen, they still wouldn't be satisfied; it would just whet their appetite for more. I'm sure they're just dying to utter "what did the president know and when did he know it?" Watergate was the libs ultimate orgasm and they're having wet dreams fantasizing about this being another one.

41 posted on 07/13/2005 7:53:37 PM PDT by gop_gene
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To: kristinn
"Karl Rove, if he stays out of jail, doesn't represent us," said Joe Wineke, the chairman of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin.

So if Rove goes to jail, he'll represent the Democrats? I think the cheese got to Mr. Wineke.

42 posted on 07/13/2005 7:54:47 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.....)
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To: mmercier
Dean could not turn up the pressure on a penis enlarger.

HAHAHAHAHAHA!!

Uh, not that I actually know how one of those things works, ya know....

43 posted on 07/13/2005 7:56:27 PM PDT by randog (What the....?!)
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To: kristinn

Does anyone here really believe President Bush feels like he is under pressure to fire Rove? I didn't think so.


44 posted on 07/13/2005 7:58:55 PM PDT by kempo
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To: softwarecreator

And don't forget the contention Delay should be imprisoned. LOL

The Dems are getting desperate....we're not allowing our people to be rolled like Republicans were in past when an issue came up. It really hurts they've had to resort to making up allegations, the Republicans are not even giving them the rope to hang them with anymore.


45 posted on 07/13/2005 7:59:48 PM PDT by Soul Seeker
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To: kempo

Thank God Dean is the laughing stock of Mad magazine, and no one take his seriously


46 posted on 07/13/2005 8:00:21 PM PDT by DAC22
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To: bitt

If it is about Hillary, Judith better keep quiet or she might wind up with a heart attack in jail.


47 posted on 07/13/2005 8:01:57 PM PDT by dc27
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To: kristinn

STFU Howie, you are a Supreme Ignorant Ass, which is why you represent the Party of Asses. Look up Byron York's analysis in National Review, ok Howie?

Read it slowly, the big words might be challenging to you.


48 posted on 07/13/2005 8:02:20 PM PDT by Mad Mammoth (Psssst!! Joe Wilson = Valerie Plame's Pimp Daddy. Pass it on.)
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To: kristinn
"Karl Rove, if he stays out of jail, doesn't represent us," said Joe Wineke, the chairman of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin.

Well, he doesn't really represent anyone inasmuch as he isn't an elected official. I just wonder if Joe here realizes that he just implied that if Rove were in jail he would represent Wisconsin Democrats. That may actually be a true statement.

49 posted on 07/13/2005 8:04:09 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: kristinn

Presidents don't have photo ops on a daily basis with people they're going to fire.


50 posted on 07/13/2005 8:05:42 PM PDT by Howlin (Who is Judith Miller covering up for?)
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