Skip to comments.Joseph Wilson Calls on Bush to Fire Rove [barf alert]
Posted on 07/14/2005 5:41:16 AM PDT by OXENinFLA
WASHINGTON -- Former Ambassador Joseph Wilson called on President Bush Thursday to fire deputy chief of staff Karl Rove, saying Bush's top-level aide engaged in an "abuse of power" by discussing Wilson's wife's job with a reporter.
Wilson decried what he called a White House "stonewall" in the wake of revelations that Rove, a longtime Bush confidant, was involved in the leak to the news media that Wilson's wife, Valerie Plame, was a CIA officer.
Bush said Wednesday that he would not comment on discussions that blew her cover because it is the subject of an ongoing investigation by special counsel Patrick Fitzgerald. White House press secretary Scott McClellan said, however, the president still has confidence in Rove.
Wilson, in an interview broadcast Thursday on NBC's "Today" show, said he thinks the White House's posture in this controversy represents a continuing "cover-up of the web of lies that underpin the justification for going to war in Iraq."
Wilson was asked about statements by Rove's defenders noting that an e-mail describing Rove's conversation with Time reporter Matthew Cooper indicated that Rove did not specifically mention Valerie Plame by name.
"My wife's name is Mrs. Joseph Wilson," he replied. "It is Mrs. Valerie Wilson. He named her. He identified her," Wilson said. "So that argument doesn't stand the smell test ... What I do know is that Mr. Rove is talking to the press and he is saying things like my wife is fair game. That's an outrage. That's an abuse of power."
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""cover-up of the web of lies that underpin the justification for going to war in Iraq."
And what's with the "My wife's name is Mrs. Joseph Wilson,"?
I thought her CIA name was Plame?
I think it's time for the lying Mr. Wilson to shut up. What nerve he has!
And I just love the google news title for this story.......their lead btw.
CIA Officer Calls on Bush to Fire Rove
Washington Post - 56 minutes ago
Now Wilson is still a "CIA Officer"?
What a contemptable little nobody this Wilson is.
And yet the Wall Street Journal recommends Rove should get a medal for pointing out what a lying sack Wilson is.
I'm shocked, shocked that Rove would engage in PARTISAN POLITICS! And Wilson would NEVER do that.
FYI...Wilson will be skipping to all the liberal media shows today...first off....Katie....
"What are they trying to hide with this smoke screen?"
Yeah. You'd think that anyone outed as a proven liar would just slink into the background and hope people forgot about it.
There must be something else behind it.
What a lying pukehead he is and what a pandering pukehead Albom is. FWIW, I never listen the weenieboy now that Michael Medved is on in the same time slot.
I am so puzzeled. Just what part of "Karl Rove is not the focus of this investigation." do these people not get? I've seen people stretch the truth before, but this is a whole new phenomena. Create-your-own-truth, Ignore-the-truth, or Lies-are-the truth, whatever they want to call it. The Prosecutor has said that Rove is not involved, the MSM bleats, "Rove is GUILTY! Let's Execute him!" The Dems call for the resignation of someone who is not even accused (exceppt by them) of a crime! The whole thing is beyond surreal, all the way into absolute madness in the classic use of the word......
Well, that should surprise nobody.
Also, I'm wondering how much of these actions are being ordered by MoveOn and Ralph Neas. If they can order Kennedy and crew to say the outrageous stuff they do, why wouldn't Wilson also be on worker bee status with them?
I know you meant "rogue" but "rouge" is French for "red". How apropos a typo!.......
LOL, my bad.
No excuse for that typo, but I'll give one anyway. I didn't have my first cup of coffee yet.
I still want to know how this lying nitwit was sent to Nigeria on a fact finding mission given his political leanings and consistent efforts to discredit the White House. He and his wife (who hadn't been overseas in 9 years) are certainly riding the publicity train on this nothing scandal. Her picture in Vanity Fair pretty much guarantees she can never go under cover again, even in alias. What a joke!!!
Hey Joe, do us a favor and crawl back under your rock.