Skip to comments.GOP Nervously Eyeing Rove and CIA Probe
Posted on 07/14/2005 1:05:53 AM PDT by Crackingham
Republicans are nervously watching the fight over Karl Rove's involvement in a news leak that exposed a CIA officer's identity, fearing that President Bush's chief adviser has become a major political problem. While the president passed up another chance Wednesday to express confidence in his deputy chief of staff, his political team engineered a series of testimonials from members of Congress who praised Rove and condemned Democratic critics.
"The extreme left is once again attempting to define the modern Democratic Party by rabid partisan attacks, character assassination and endless negativity," said Rep. Tom Reynolds, R-N.Y., chairman of the GOP congressional committee. The Republican National Committee, virtually a political arm of the White House, urged GOP lawmakers to go public.
Still, several top GOP officials including some White House advisers said the fight was becoming a distraction to Bush's agenda. The GOP officials, speaking on condition of anonymity to avoid looking disloyal, said the president may face a credibility problem because his spokesman said in September that anybody involved in the leak would be fired.
These Republicans, all admirers of Rove, said they were surprised and disappointed when Bush stopped short of publicly backing his longtime aide. A survey of Republicans outside Washington revealed similar concerns, though few officials were willing to go on record.
"I think he should resign," said Jim Holt, a GOP state senator from Arkansas who is running for lieutenant governor. He joked, "I hope Karl Rove doesn't come gunning for me."
Attention, AP: wishful thinking on your part does not a news story make.
AP = Always Propaganda
I love how they had to go to a lieutenant governor in Arkansas do get the negative comment.
Thought AP was short for Annoying P****s. Did they recently change their name?
That would apply to anything the GOP does. NO B@LLS!
If Bush forces Rove out the door, I will lose much respect for our President. I don't expect this to happen, but if he gives into the partisan attacks and actually gets rid of Rove, imagine what type of nominees we will get for the Supreme Court. I hope and expect President Bush to stand by his morals, his convictions, and his friends. If he doesn't, watch out! The Supreme Court is next.
Seeing as it's an AP story, I'd be more inclined to believe the anonymity is to avoid admitting they're really democrat staffers.-
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who is nervous?
Ron Fournier was the winner in the print category in 1998 for his dispatches on President Clinton's knee injury that sent him to the hospital in the middle ofthe night.
GREAT research. What a hack!
Oh wow! Bill spent time on his knees too... Hmmm who woulda thunk it?
This is a traitor Republican running against a good GOP Lt. Gov. He's already po'ed a lot of the Ark. GOP.
That's all you need to know about this article.
Won't happen. Bush is not the type of President who would cave to the Partisan Liberal Media Party.
That is a LIE! They didn't give President Bush a chance to "back him".
Especially since Rove did absolutely nothing wrong. The Democrats are dillusional, and they're hoping the majority of the country is too. I'm sure it baffles them...I mean, all this stuff goes over so well with the idiot "base".
Fournier has a penchant for writing codswollop.
Jim Holt must be misquoted in this article amongst a whole slew of spin!
Exactly. From alll I've heard from talking heads on both sides of this issue for weeks, have said he's done nothing wrong.
Yeah a Lt. Gov. they most likely misquoted or he was overheard making a joke.
I thought he was joking! That doesn't sound like Jim Holt to me.
So let me get this straight:
According to the MSM if you don't say anything about someone, then you have 'stopped short of publicly backing them', even if you publicly backed them yesterday???!?!!!
I think I'm finally getting libologic!
You put the logical part of your brain into a dazed limbo.
Either that or you get a lobotomy.
Fournier says this...then quotes a Republican candidate for Lt. Gov from ARKANSAS. BWA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA! What a freakin' idiot.
Not even. He's a state senator who wants to be lieutenant governor.
Who's nervous about this? Sounds like wishful thinking.
Guess they'll dig up Dan Blather next to declare that, even if false the charge is SERIOUS and must be pursued. Hic
(Denny Crane: "Sometimes you can only look for answers from God and failing that... and Fox News".)
If I was a campaign manager for a Republican, I would get Karl Rove to come stand next to my candidate as soon as possible for a fundraiser photo. When KR comes out smelling like a rose, he will attain political rockstar status, and he and the Prez will remember those that stuck up for him.
Geez, dude, SHUT UP. These kinds of statements help the Dems, by pointing out what they're doing wrong. What's that? They're too stupid to listen? OK, never mind.
The only thing I'm nervous about right now is that the Dems will drop the Rove thing before they get burned by another non-scandal that they foisted.
WOW! What a ground-swell of republican opposition to Rove. One state senator from Arkansas.
They couldn't even find ONE republican in Washington who would support this?
The propagandist can be reached at:
Has anyone else seen the photo (maybe from Vanity Fair) of Wilson and Plame in the convertible? She's all dressed up with the scarf over her head and the big dark glasses; she looks like she's dressing up as Mata Hari for a costume party. What a pathetic display. To me, the bigger scandal is that someone like Wilson, who apparently is a liar with a seriously overblown sense of self-importance and possible delusions of grandeur, was in a position to have access to any secret information. I think the combination of liar and narcissist is a very dangerous combination for someone who has access to sensitive information.
Ah, yes, the non endorsement of Rove by the President included having Rove smiling confidently prominently seated behind the President. Is the AP not "nuanced" to understand the symbolism?
The writer should switch to selling novels, might be more successful.
Hmmm, sounds like the Pubs are getting "brave"? Of course!.......the outspokeness is against one of their own. If only they would fight the Demonrats with the same way. The only time we see this is when the MSM beads in on another Republican.......then the daggers come out. Shameful!
LOL! Wishful thinking, AP.
As I have said before, anything short of an indictment and Rove is safe.
Ron Fournier continues to experience wet dreams I see..
Fournier is a liberal hack, always has the same template.
Uhh, isn't this a normal thing for the party in the White House, to have it's national committee on their team? Is the RNC supposed to be out helping Dims or something?
I'm a Republican, and I am not nervous - I instead gleefully anticipate Rove's exculpation and a great deal of rotten eggs on the faces of a large number of Democrats and their media catspaws.
president passed up another chance...to express confidence
his political team engineered...testimonials
speaking on condition of anonymity to avoid looking disloyal
may face a credibility problem
Nope, no bias here!
Someone needs to investigate the relationship between the White House and the RNC; I think they are guilty of collusion and conspiracy. (sarcasm)
LOL! Literally laughing in Fournier's face over this one.......when Clinton was in office, not only was the DNC "virtually a political arm of the White House", so was the CIA, FBI, IRS, CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, MTV, AP, RF (Ron Fournier) etc, etc,.......
One of the really amazing things about this whole "story" is how the usual RINO suspects (McCain, Graham, Chaffee, etc.) have not come out to do the media's dirty work for them. And you know the media has just got to be begging them non-stop to say anything they can use to portray the White House as being even more on the run.
As it is, all they can scrounge up to show the latest "dissension within the GOP ranks" is some moonbat candidate for Lt. Governor of Arkansas.