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Moveon: Don't Forget Karl Rove (Read till link on bottom)

Posted on 07/22/2005 6:32:37 PM PDT by God luvs America

Dear MoveOn member,

Like a roller coaster, the news out of Washington this week has been an up and down ride. On Monday, the entire country was focused on Karl Rove's leak of the identity of an undercover CIA operative to the media. Then President Bush announced his nominee for the Supreme Court on primetime TV—nearly pushing the Rove story out of the news. The timing was intentional, a top Republican told Reuters: "It helps take Rove off the front pages for a week.”1 Monday, there were 1,043 news stories mentioning "Karl Rove" on top TV stations—yesterday there were 128.2

But last night, Bloomberg broke a major new part of the story: Rove’s explanation to the grand jury of how he learned Valerie Plame’s identity differs sharply from the explanations journalists gave.3 That could mean Rove lied to the grand jury—a felony. We need to make sure the media get back on the case. One easy way to do that is on the Letters-to-the-Editor page of newspapers. We've set up an online tool that makes submitting a letter easy. You write your letter, choose where you want it to go, and click to send. Will you write a letter to the editor? Click below to get started.

An effective letter-to-the-editor is short, just a couple of paragraphs. The goal is to show your local media, your neighbors, and even our elected leaders that people are upset about the Rove leak scandal.

Your letter will be very timely. Now, there are new revelations about a memo that made it clear to White House officials that CIA agent Valerie Plame's identity was a secret. The memo is evidence that there are probably multiple people involved in this CIA leak scandal.4

The Rove leak is scandalous because everybody agrees White House officials shouldn't blow the cover of our undercover CIA agents. An ABC News poll shows that a solid majority of Americans—some 75 percent—support firing Rove for what he did. This is true even among 71 percent of Republicans.5 But, so far, Republicans in Washington are ignoring the facts. It is important that the media hears that people are angry about the Rove leak so they keep reporting on developments in the case.

The outing of undercover CIA agent Valerie Plame is more outrageous because Karl Rove and the other White House leakers clearly had a political, not a patriotic, agenda. Ambassador Joe Wilson was refuting the bogus claims by the Bush administration about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. Revealing the undercover identity of Wilson’s CIA agent wife was an attempt to discredit Ambassador Wilson and silence critics of the Iraq war. The lies that Wilson exposed were central to the rationale for war the Bush administration sold the American people.

Your letter can send a signal to the media that people don't want officials in important government positions who put their political agenda ahead of their patriotism. We can insist on media coverage of the White House leak. Please write a letter today.

There is also good news from Congress—the Democrats are standing up and working hard to make sure there is accountability. Today, Senate and House Democrats will hold their own hearings on the national security implications of the leak. They’ll hear from former CIA agents including a former classmate of Valerie Plame. The hearings will be chaired by Senator Byron Dorgan and Congressman Henry Waxman.

Together, we pushed stories like the Downing Street Memos into the news. Let's jumpstart the Karl Rove story.

Thanks for all you do.

–Tom, Carrie, Wes, James and the MoveOn.org Political Action Team Friday, July 22nd, 2005


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: cialeak
Here's the link:

http://political.moveon.org/lte/index.html?lte_campaign_id=

Punch in a zip code and you can actually send a LTE telling them what a whole scam this Plamegate garbage is...we've already sent four!

1 posted on 07/22/2005 6:32:38 PM PDT by God luvs America
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To: God luvs America

Was this hearing also run by chairman Conyers? LOL these morons sure are getting whacky.


2 posted on 07/22/2005 6:34:51 PM PDT by Dutch Boy
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To: God luvs America
The Rove leak is scandalous because everybody agrees White House officials shouldn't blow the cover of our undercover CIA agents. An ABC News poll shows that a solid majority of Americans—some 75 percent—support firing Rove for what the main stream media says he did.
3 posted on 07/22/2005 6:36:09 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.....)
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To: SERKIT

good point......go to the link and send an LTE telling them exactly that....the letters go directly to the papers...


4 posted on 07/22/2005 6:38:50 PM PDT by God luvs America (When the silent majority speaks the earth trembles!)
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To: SERKIT
support firing Rove for what he did.

You noticed that too, huh?

Only with MOVEON. They are so French, they've adopted the Napoleonic Code. Guilty until proven innocent..

5 posted on 07/22/2005 6:39:13 PM PDT by Experiment 6-2-6 (When the disbeliever sees this, he will say, 'How nice if I was also turned into sand.')
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To: God luvs America
Dear MoveOn.org,

Get over it and MOVE ON!

6 posted on 07/22/2005 6:41:24 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: God luvs America

A friend of mine who is good hearted but wrong headed forwarded me her MoveOn petition regarding this matter. I'll usually engage her in a little back and forth - but the lefties are really getting so pathetic so I dedin't have the heart. It's almost sad. Check out Kos. These folks are BEGGING to be creamed in elections for quite some time.


7 posted on 07/22/2005 6:46:30 PM PDT by Scarchin (www.classdismissedblog.com.)
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To: God luvs America

they brag about pushing the downing street memos into the news.
hey memo to Moveon.org: the downing street memos were a pile of horse manure


8 posted on 07/22/2005 6:46:37 PM PDT by curtisgardner
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To: God luvs America

A friend of mine who is good hearted but wrong headed forwarded me her MoveOn petition regarding this matter. I'll usually engage her in a little back and forth - but the lefties are really getting so pathetic so I didn't have the heart. It's almost sad. Check out Kos. These folks are BEGGING to be creamed in elections for quite some time.


9 posted on 07/22/2005 6:46:51 PM PDT by Scarchin (www.classdismissedblog.com.)
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To: God luvs America
There is also good news from Congress—the Democrats are standing up and working hard to make sure there is accountability. Today, Senate and House Democrats will hold their own hearings

LOL. It sounds like their whole house of cards is getting ready to fall!

By golly, if no one else will listen to them cry wolf, they'll cry wolf to each other! That ought to teach Bush a lesson! Eeeeeeeeeyyyyaaaaaaaa!

10 posted on 07/22/2005 6:48:17 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("A people without a heritage are easily persuaded (deceived)" - Karl Marx)
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To: concerned about politics

By golly, if no one else will listen to them cry wolf, they'll cry wolf to each other! That ought to teach Bush a lesson! Eeeeeeeeeyyyyaaaaaaaa!

Truer words were never spoken-nice observation-wish I'd said it! LOL!


11 posted on 07/22/2005 6:56:45 PM PDT by mozarky2 (Ya never stand so tall as when ya stoop to stomp a statist.)
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heh-heh!
12 posted on 07/22/2005 6:58:02 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (Roll your own cigarettes! You'll save $$$ and smoke less!(Magnetic bumper stickers-click my name)
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To: Scarchin
It's easy to settle her down. Print this for her....

TITLE VI—PROTECTION OF CERTAIN NATIONAL SECURITY INFORMATION
PROTECTION OF IDENTITIES OF CERTAIN UNITED STATES UNDERCOVER INTELLIGENCE OFFICERS, AGENTS, INFORMANTS, AND SOURCES

4) The term "covert agent" means—

(A) a present or retired officer or employee of an intelligence agency or a present or retired member of the Armed Forces assigned to duty with an intelligence agency—
(i) whose identity as such an officer, employee, or member is classified information, and
(ii) who is serving outside the United States or has within the last five years served outside the United States; or
(Cont'd)

13 posted on 07/22/2005 7:01:28 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("A people without a heritage are easily persuaded (deceived)" - Karl Marx)
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To: kcvl

14 posted on 07/22/2005 7:04:12 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic ("We must be tolerant and understanding of those trying to blow us to pieces" - Ted Kennedy & Co.)
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To: God luvs America

I sent this one to every paper on their list:

Anyone with access to the real facts--easily obtained by a bit of Internet browsing-- knows there is no "there there" to the Democrats' claim Karl Rove had anything to do with the so-called "outing" of Valerie Plame Wilson. On the contrary, the facts clearly demonstrate Plame was not some kind of 007 secret agent. She was just another CIA bureaucrat who toiled away at her 9 to 5 desk job like thousands of others there who drive in and out of Langley (CIA HQ) each day. Since she was not a covert agent, any revelation of her name as a CIA employee was certainly not a violation of any law though the Democrats, and their liberal support groups like MoveOn.org, hope you believe it was. The real questions in the Plame affair are why did the CIA allow Plame to recommend her hubby--a known Bush administration hater--for the job of looking into the Niger yellow cake Uranium issue. Another real question is who is Judith Miller of the liberal New York Times protecting...you can bet it's not Karl Rove. Could it be a high-level Democrat?


15 posted on 07/22/2005 7:11:44 PM PDT by Cautor
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To: concerned about politics
Actually - that's my point. Facts mean nothing to the liberals I know. I don't mean that as hyperbole either. I used to think (up until recently) that all I needed in a debate with a liberal were compelling facts, but now I know that that is not the case.

ANY fact/evidence/statistic etc. I present is dismissed if it does not conform to the Bush/conservatives=evil world view. They find a way to create bizarre conspiracy theory-like explanations for ANYTHING that disproves what they believe.

16 posted on 07/22/2005 7:19:37 PM PDT by Scarchin (www.classdismissedblog.com.)
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To: God luvs America

Wonderful!

Here's what I sent:

Our friends at MoveOn.org have established a web page for automatically emailing Letters To The Editor to a wide variety of newspapers:

http://political.moveon.org/lte/index.html?lte_campaign_id=

It's slightly unfortunate that you can't post to all their newspapers at once, but you can hit your "back" button twice after the confirmation page, select another newspaper, and submit it again.

Here's what I sent:


===

What a crock this RoveGate is!

Bloodthirsty Islamic jihad metastasizes for a decade or more; it is attacking civilization around the globe: from New York and Washington to Bali and now London and the resorts of Sharm el-Sheik. They want us dead.

Yet the Left hopes you won't notice how its political correctness, moral relativism and plain cowardice have brought us to this juncture and put us all in peril. No, they want you to fixate on this absolutely inane Karl Rove thing instead, as if it compares to Clinton's Chinagate or Berger's Pantsgate.

Don't be fooled. We spent eight years letting the Left push matters of serious import off the front page with artfully conjured headline-grabbing events, including cruise missiles lobbed at empty tents and aspirin factories. We're in for a half century of bloodshed thanks to these folks and their stewardship of national security. Swat them like the gnats they are.

--[name]
[address]


17 posted on 07/22/2005 7:26:52 PM PDT by RightOnTheLeftCoast (You're it)
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To: Scarchin

Even if you were to print a copy (or send her the gov. link) of the actual "outing law" written by the U.S. government itself? How can she argue with that? It'll be in black and white right in front of her face!


18 posted on 07/22/2005 7:29:18 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("A people without a heritage are easily persuaded (deceived)" - Karl Marx)
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To: Dutch Boy
Was this hearing also run by chairman Conyers? LOL these morons sure are getting whacky.



LOL, they really need to listen to Rush Limbaugh's spoof commercial about Karl Rove, spelled with a "K" like in Klan, it's hilarious!!!
19 posted on 07/22/2005 7:32:26 PM PDT by danamco
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To: concerned about politics
By golly, if no one else will listen to them cry wolf, they'll cry wolf to each other!


I saw yesterday that Rush Limbaugh has five times the listeners than franken boy!!!
20 posted on 07/22/2005 7:36:33 PM PDT by danamco
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To: concerned about politics
LOL! I hear you!

It's the most frustrating thing. Can you imagine what it's like arguing global warming, AIDS, affirmative action, fair taxation, and the Constitution?

Go check out the Daily Kos blog and what they're saying about the Rove thing. Be sure to check the comments. It will blow your mind. They're Nucking Futs! AND Kos is hand in hand with the MoveOn wackos.

21 posted on 07/22/2005 7:37:40 PM PDT by Scarchin (www.classdismissedblog.com.)
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To: Scarchin
They're hucking falarious! LOL
22 posted on 07/22/2005 7:43:15 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("A people without a heritage are easily persuaded (deceived)" - Karl Marx)
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To: God luvs America

" But last night, Bloomberg broke a major new part of the story:
Rove’s explanation to the grand jury of how he learned Valerie Plame’s identity differs sharply ..."

Do they realize how funny they sound ???
They applaud Bloomberg for allegedly leaking GJ testimony - which is a felony.
But, they want the death penalty for Karl Rove- because he passed on gossip- " I heard that, too."
When Barry Bond's GJ testimony on steroids was leaked- the federal prosecutor asked Justice to launch a criminal probe.
So, either Bloomberg News will now be hauled into a criminal probe on how grand jury testimony was leaked-
or the whole thing is urban myth from the minds of fevered Democrats.
I haven't heard any angry federal prosecutors asking the Justice Dept for a probe , have you ?


23 posted on 07/22/2005 7:51:44 PM PDT by Wild Irish Rogue
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To: God luvs America
Rove’s explanation to the grand jury of how he learned Valerie Plame’s identity differs sharply from the explanations journalists gave.3 That could mean Rove lied to the grand jury—a felony.

Or it could mean the journalists are full of crap.

24 posted on 07/22/2005 7:59:53 PM PDT by sydbas
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To: SERKIT

Here in Minnecraponus the moonbats still believe the fake Texas Air National Guard memo. Every attempt at "uncovering a scandal" has failed, yet the moonbats here still believe their own propaganda, even after it's been disproven. OK, another name for the City of FLakes: Moonbatopolis.


25 posted on 07/22/2005 8:03:55 PM PDT by Fred Hayek (Liberalism is a mental disorder)
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To: RightOnTheLeftCoast

What fun! Here's the letter I sent to the 5 national papers + my local papers:



Dear Sirs:

I am sure this is just one of many letters you will receive as part of an organized letter writing campaign from MoveOn. As such, you will see many of the same 'talking points' mentioned. First, they claim that Mr. Rove revealed the identify of an undercover CIA agent - this is FALSE, as Ms. Plame ceased undercover activities 6+ years before the conversation in question.
Second,they assert Mr. Rove broke the law or was negligent with national secrets; both assertions are false if their first point is false (which it is).
Third, they assert that Mr. Rove should be fired before the Fitzgerald inquiry is complete - sounds kinda un-American.
Fourth, they maintain that Ms. Plame was 'outed' to discredit a critic - Wilson was discredited by the Senate investigation.
So, if MoveOn's assertions are false, why is Judith Miller sitting in prison on a contempt charge? Who is she protecting? Karl Rove? Not likely. If Rove is innocent, it should be interesting to watch the blowback from Mr. Fitzgerald's inquiry...


26 posted on 07/22/2005 8:23:53 PM PDT by bt_dooftlook (Democrats - the "No Child/Left/Behind" Party)
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To: RightOnTheLeftCoast
"Don't be fooled. We spent eight years letting the Left push matters of serious import off the front page with artfully conjured headline-grabbing events, including cruise missiles lobbed at empty tents and aspirin factories. We're in for a half century of bloodshed thanks to these folks and their stewardship of national security. Swat them like the gnats they are."



---Here's my letter:

Subject: the Plame Plume game!
Body: MoveOn.Org and Howard Dean, Harry Reid, Teddy Kennedy, Dick Durbin, Hitlary Clinton, Sandbag Burger and all the rest of them are a truly a "God-send" to our GOP. The more these clowns are singing their democratic "Cry-Baby" song the deeper you are sinking at every election. I just read from Tampa: "Can this annimal of a Donkey be saved?" that it shows there are 38,000 more registered democrats than registered Republicans, and yet President Bush won in Tampa by 6.5% margin. So you guys keep on singing your "Cry-Baby" song, we just love it and you will slide further down on the slippery slop coming 2006 and 2008. We love it because you have NOT presented any political agenda that the people would vote for, not a single, zip, nada, issue have you come up with for the American people to support. The only agenda you have had so far is bashing our President from all angles and that is not productive for the American People and certainly NOT for your own party as well! Isn't it time that you finally learned something from what actually happened to Tom Daschle when he tried to play the obstructionist game in the Senate, especially regarding filibustering the President's nominees??? The American people finally said enough is enough and voted him OUT!!! Regarding MoveOn.Org's talking points that Karl Rove revealed the identity of an undercover CIA agent is a gross overstatement. Valerie Plame (Wilson)'s identity was revealed by her husband on many occasions before Novak's article. Plame was NOT an undercover CIA agent and had NOT been one for many years shall we say since 1997!?! You see MoveOn.Org the talking points like these is why you have been loosing elections by elections since 1994. The American people are NOT that stupid as you think they are. You are totally out of touch with the mainstream America and therefore the "Red" States with the 62% voter majority will also increase dramatically in 2006 and 2008 making your political influence even more pathetic and dim. BINGO!!!
27 posted on 07/22/2005 8:49:08 PM PDT by danamco
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To: God luvs America
 

 

 
128.2 Stories?  How does one come up with 2/10th of a story in a search?

 

28 posted on 07/23/2005 8:19:12 AM PDT by HawaiianGecko (Doing the same thing over and over again, expecting different results is the definition of insanity.)
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