Skip to comments.Bush Needs to Step Up and Fire Rove (WI Op/Ed)
Posted on 08/03/2005 2:24:47 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin
A letter to the editor - August 3, 2005
Nearly two years ago George Bush Jr.'s top adviser, Karl "The Hatchet" Rove, outed a CIA operative by blabbing to newsman Robert Novak. It was a vintage Rove maneuver: slander, discredit, smear and out, if necessary, anyone who dared to challenge Bush about his real motives during his march to war.
And Valerie Plame's husband had done just that by telling a differing version of the Bush truth. Bush immediately told the nation that "anyone having anything to do with the outing of Plame will not be a part of this administration."
That was vintage Bush. He jumped up on his high horse and rode sanctimoniously into the limelight. Well, here we are two years later, and now that the heat is turned up on Rove, Bush is backpedaling and changing his criteria for firing by saying "anyone who broke the law" in the Plame outing will be fired. He seems to have raised the bar just enough for Rove to crawl under it.
Bush Sr. had the same problem with Rove when he was president, outing who he (Rove) viewed as enemies of the state. Bush Sr. had the good sense and integrity to fire Rove. Apparently Bush Jr. is not burdened with those same attributes.
It's a shame that our country's secret warriors on terror have to be so mistreated and endangered by the very people they serve and protect. Rove is as low of a bottom feeder as there can be, but George Junior sure is enthralled with him. I guess Rove is just a mere reflection of the character of those he serves.
We can and should do better. Much better. But as sad as that is, it is equally scary to think that after two years of investigating a handful of White House insiders to determine "who leaked," we still don't know the facts. Are these the same administration officials we signed over our rights (Patriot Act) in order for them to do the investigations to keep us safe from terrorists? Let's hope not.
Do the right thing, George, for once, and give Rove the boot.
Michael Oliver, Madison, WI
I can't believe they're still on about this. What a non-story!
You always find the good lefty madistan stuff.
Go to your favorite sea food store. Buy some nice fresh fish for dinner ..you need something to wrap this rag around..
P.S. What took you so long to find us?
You are an idiot. Wilson has been discredited. Plame had previously been "outed" by Wilson himself. She was not a covert operative.
Other than that, thank you for your suggestion. I'm sure the President will give it the thoughtful consideration it is due.
ROFLMAO!! Has he called for Sandy Berger to serve time for cramming classified documents into his underwear? There we actually had a national security breach as opposed to this trumped up horse shit.
Oops~! Michael Oliver- Rove didn't leak her name. she also appears not to have been 'covert'
Havent you been listening? Or do you only hear what you want to hear.
Did you call for Kerry to resign when he leaked a REAL COVERT agents name? Did you take a stand on Clintoons rape allegations?
Either that or buy some birds...
you need to suck a cup of STFU.
in cordial disdain,
The Adults in this Republic
I can't believe GWB has ever used the word outing.
However, it's inside quote marks, so it must be true.
The letter writer appears to be aware of all the evidence given to the federal grand jury. It must have come to him in a vision.
Fish lasts a day..birds much longer..
Go smoke a banana.
This is a DU escapee!
Fire him for what, precisely?
Has anyone, when confronted by someone with that attitude, EVER done what was requested?
Why do all liberal op-eds sound like they're written by surly college kids?
So this is one of the things they rev up at DU, letter writing. LTTE they call it.
Wonder if these letters make any difference? They just seem kooky to me.
"Madison's Progressive Newspaper" with special emphasis on "progressive", code word for leftist, commie, America hater.
"madison.com" for commie of course.
Will the country always be this divided? Are the commie/leftist/America haters winning? How did it get to be this way.
Why do so many people hate their own country and want to commit suicide (and take all of us with them)?
The only solution for dems/libs is to KILL people or FIRE people.
I thought these were the people of tolerance ..?? Hmmmmm?? Maybe not!
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