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Kristol: ‘Mood is Bleak’ at White House (uh-huh)
newsmax ^ | 10/18/05 | staff

Posted on 10/18/2005 11:35:27 AM PDT by pissant

Bill Kristol, editor of The Weekly Standard, said he expects indictments this week in the CIA leak case involving White House advisers Karl Rove and Scooter Libby.

Kristol said "the mood is bleak in the White House today,” and said the environment surrounding the federal grand jury testimony is "pretty grim.” Although the indictments may not ultimately result in anything substantive, Kristol said there is a pins-and-needles feel to the grand jury investigation into the leaking of a CIA agent's name to the media in 2003.

"The net has been cast wide,” Kristol told Fox News Tuesday. "Lots of junior aides have testified. It’s been a very comprehensive investigation by the prosecutor. I think there will be indictments and the mood is pretty bleak in the White House.”

As for what this means for President Bush and the daily working of the White House, Kristol said it is too early to tell.

"The White House has to ask, ‘How do we segregate this?’ … This is a problem, but the legal system has to run its course.

"Meanwhile,” Kristol said, "the president has to take the initiative on foreign policy and economic policy and sort of set this aside.”


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KEYWORDS: billyboy; cialeak; kristol; nigerflap; plame; plamegate
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The Whitehouse mood is popcorn and cartwheels compared to Kristols loathing lately.
1 posted on 10/18/2005 11:35:31 AM PDT by pissant
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To: pissant

How does Kristol know? Sources? Why would anyone in the White House leak to him? He doesn't have their best interests at heart.


2 posted on 10/18/2005 11:37:14 AM PDT by Republic of Texas (Socialism Always Fails)
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To: pissant

He sounds like Saul Rosenberg from the Jerky Boys CD's.

The real question is whether or not Bill will bring all his shoes and glasses?


4 posted on 10/18/2005 11:37:43 AM PDT by new yorker 77 (FAKE POLLS DO NOT TRANSLATE INTO REAL VOTERS!)
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To: pissant
The Whitehouse mood is popcorn and cartwheels compared to Kristols loathing lately.

What is this man's problem? I haven't seen ANYTHING coming out of Fitzgerald's office, does he have some secret direct line?

5 posted on 10/18/2005 11:38:04 AM PDT by podkane
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To: pissant

Bill Kristol, the sunshine patriot. All for the War in Iraq, but just not in agreement with HOW the War is being run. OK Bill, just relax and take a deep breath.


6 posted on 10/18/2005 11:38:46 AM PDT by FlipWilson
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To: Battle Hymn of the Republic

LOL!


7 posted on 10/18/2005 11:39:07 AM PDT by SIDENET ("You knew the job was dangerous when you took it, Fred")
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To: pissant

[pump, pump, pump, pump...]


9 posted on 10/18/2005 11:40:14 AM PDT by RichInOC (Political koan: How do you out a CIA officer who's already been outed?)
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To: pissant

Perhaps the messenger shouldn't be shot until we find out whether or not his message is in error.


10 posted on 10/18/2005 11:40:24 AM PDT by dinoparty
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To: pissant
Bill Kristol,

Wonder how Bill Kristol enjoys being in bed with Pat Buchanan? I know politics makes for strange bedfellow but the most rabid Neo-Con holding hands with the Most Rabid Paleo-Con?

11 posted on 10/18/2005 11:40:26 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (I'll try to be NICER, if you will try to be SMARTER!.......Water Buckets UP!)
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To: pissant

It's all gonna trace back to Joe "I'm a victim, really" Wilson.


12 posted on 10/18/2005 11:40:36 AM PDT by tdewey10 (It's time for the party to return to the principles of President Reagan.)
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To: new yorker 77

kristolnacht is a flaming rino and even worse, in mcpain's back pocket. This semi-liberal POS has done everything he can to throw dirt on the White House. He knows nothing.


13 posted on 10/18/2005 11:41:02 AM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages - In Honor of Standing Wolf)
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To: pissant
So are we to assume Kristol is getting his information from junior aides? I can't imagine anyone who really knows anything actually talking to Kristol about this.
14 posted on 10/18/2005 11:41:09 AM PDT by jennyjenny
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To: Republic of Texas

Kristol wishes. He wishes he had more influence with the american public than he does.


15 posted on 10/18/2005 11:41:21 AM PDT by griswold3 (Ken Blackwell, Ohio Governor in 2006 - George Allen, POTUS 2008)
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To: pissant


Mood is bleak you say? Geeeee...I guess this means he (Bush) won't get reelected...ahhhh...yeah...


16 posted on 10/18/2005 11:41:42 AM PDT by in hoc signo vinces ("Houston, TX...a waiting quagmire for jihadis.")
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To: dinoparty
Perhaps the messenger shouldn't be shot until we find out whether or not his message is in error.

We don't need to wait. We know the messager. Sorry the reality doesn't match little Billy's and your hopes

17 posted on 10/18/2005 11:41:53 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (I'll try to be NICER, if you will try to be SMARTER!.......Water Buckets UP!)
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To: dinoparty

True enough, but honestly if you were under investigation and waiting to find out if you were going to be indicted, would you be in a hap happ happy mood? Kristol reporting that the mood is bleak is like saying that the sky is cloudy when it is raining.


18 posted on 10/18/2005 11:42:26 AM PDT by FlipWilson
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To: MNJohnnie

[cue the Odd Couple theme]


19 posted on 10/18/2005 11:43:41 AM PDT by RichInOC (It's clear to me at least that "conservative intellectual" has become a slightly overused term.)
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To: pissant

Im getting a little tired of Kristol..


20 posted on 10/18/2005 11:44:36 AM PDT by cardinal4 (Is it Walker Elementary? No, it is Freepers arguing over the Miers nomination!)
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To: RichInOC

Kristol's simply beating the newest Dem Strategy Drum as reported minutes ago in the Am. Spect. re: The Whitehouse is in the Tank for '06... more "wishful thinking " by the hopelessly lost Dem so-called strategists.


21 posted on 10/18/2005 11:44:44 AM PDT by CBart95
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To: Battle Hymn of the Republic
Kristol's mood is bleak because he's a homo.

I must admit this is getting better almost daily. Three years ago, when Kristol and his buddies were advocating the police action in Iraq, they could do no wrong. Now the same men who cheered for the administration dare to question it and they're thrown under the bus with namecalling.

Makes no difference to me, never liked Kristol and the cheerleaders. I just find it amusing

22 posted on 10/18/2005 11:45:36 AM PDT by billbears (Deo Vindice)
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Oh yeah, Kristol has great WH sources. He's one of their biggest friends, trusted by all, unquestionable loyalty. Sheesh....


24 posted on 10/18/2005 11:46:04 AM PDT by eureka! (Hey Lefties: Only 3 and 1/4 more years of W. Hehehehe....)
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To: tdewey10

That's where my money's on.


26 posted on 10/18/2005 11:46:53 AM PDT by My2Cents (Dead people voting is the closest thing the Democrats come to believing in eternal life.)
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To: Battle Hymn of the Republic
Kristol's mood is bleak because he's a homo and he cannot find a date.
27 posted on 10/18/2005 11:47:01 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Battle Hymn of the Republic
Kristol's mood is bleak because he's a homo.

I thought homo's were suppose to be gay?

28 posted on 10/18/2005 11:47:08 AM PDT by w_over_w (GO ASTROS!!! Make it to the big one . . . this time?)
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To: pissant
"The net has been cast wide,” Kristol told Fox News Tuesday. "Lots of junior aides have testified. It’s been a very comprehensive investigation by the prosecutor. I think there will be indictments and the mood is pretty bleak in the White House.”

Sounds like a fishing expedition to me. I think the prosecutor is trying to find something, somewhere, but has come up empty. If he had anything, there would be focused testimony. I think no indictments are forthcoming.

29 posted on 10/18/2005 11:47:38 AM PDT by TheDon (The Democratic Party is the party of TREASON!)
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To: MNJohnnie

"Politics doesn't make for strange bedfellows...marriage does." -Groucho Marx

As for Bill Kristol, see my tag line.


30 posted on 10/18/2005 11:48:16 AM PDT by RexBeach ("The rest of the world is three drinks behind." -Humphrey Bogart)
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To: Battle Hymn of the Republic

He is?


31 posted on 10/18/2005 11:48:21 AM PDT by brivette
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To: FlipWilson
"OK Bill, just relax and take a deep breath."

I would prefer he hold it...there's enough hot air from his direction.

32 posted on 10/18/2005 11:48:23 AM PDT by el_texicano (Liberals, Socialist, DemocRATS, all touchy, feely, mind numbed robots, useless idiots all)
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To: pissant

Wasn't there a story about Regan that when the liberals were all mad that his comment was: "I wonder what is bothering them?"


33 posted on 10/18/2005 11:48:29 AM PDT by PeterPrinciple (Seeking the truth here folks.)
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To: Battle Hymn of the Republic

Are you confusing Kristol with Andrew Sullivan?


34 posted on 10/18/2005 11:48:34 AM PDT by megatherium
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To: Battle Hymn of the Republic
because he's a Homo. LOL A Homo What.??
35 posted on 10/18/2005 11:48:41 AM PDT by Pompah
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To: Rock_n_Roll_Republican

Now they are tossing Hannah's name into the mix . . . who next? Every day they have a new suspect; makes me think they know nothing.


36 posted on 10/18/2005 11:49:03 AM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: Battle Hymn of the Republic; new yorker 77; Republic of Texas

The Weekly Standard has some writers I admire. Kristol isn't one of them.


37 posted on 10/18/2005 11:49:24 AM PDT by pissant
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To: Rock_n_Roll_Republican

Raw Story????


38 posted on 10/18/2005 11:49:48 AM PDT by jennyjenny
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To: pissant

My dead dog is more welcome in the White House than the perfumed prancing prince Ballless Krystal. My dog died 15 years ago.

This sounds like the wet dreams that the gay writers for the NY/LA Slimes put out about GW for 5 years.

Krystal would be lucky to have the White House Rotor Rooter guy share his opionions with this worthless POS.


39 posted on 10/18/2005 11:49:49 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (Jamie Gorelick is responsible for more dead Americans(9-11) than those killed in Iraq.)
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To: billbears

Bill Kristol was anything but universally admired on this website. To suggest the he "could do no wrong" is a stretch.


40 posted on 10/18/2005 11:50:02 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: podkane

Hey, Billy thinks he was responsible for Bush ouusting Saddam still. He's part of the WH team. /sarc


41 posted on 10/18/2005 11:50:27 AM PDT by pissant
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To: new yorker 77

I'm thinking Bush needs a call from Frank Rizzo to set him straight on this whole Miers.

Thanks for the Jerky Boys flashback, even though we're probably on different pages with this SCOTUS thing.

Humor, folks. Humor.


42 posted on 10/18/2005 11:50:40 AM PDT by borkrules
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To: Battle Hymn of the Republic

Excellent!!!

Kristol is rather myopic.


43 posted on 10/18/2005 11:50:46 AM PDT by Pondman88
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To: Republic of Texas
"Why would anyone in the White House leak to him? He doesn't have their best interests at heart."

No, Kristol has the best interest of the UNITED STATES at heart.

Because Kristol has voiced vehement dissent against the nomination of Harriet Miers, and has disagreed with the Whitehouse on other issues, does not mean he wants to see the Bush Administration go down. BTW, there has also been times he has roundly supported them.

44 posted on 10/18/2005 11:51:10 AM PDT by TAdams8591 (It's the Supreme Court, stupid!)
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To: jennyjenny

Like I said, the source is obviously questionable. Its just what I've managed to dig up online - I'm not saying I believe it. This whole thing should sort itself out very soon, now.


45 posted on 10/18/2005 11:51:19 AM PDT by Rock_n_Roll_Republican (Rock n' Roll ain't just for the Rats.)
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To: FlipWilson

I listen to him on Fox News sometimes. He is humorless and silly at the same time.


46 posted on 10/18/2005 11:51:23 AM PDT by pissant
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To: Grampa Dave

this is a very funny thread. carry on.


47 posted on 10/18/2005 11:51:47 AM PDT by Pondman88
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To: RichInOC

Huh?


48 posted on 10/18/2005 11:51:52 AM PDT by pissant
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To: griswold3

Kristol wishes......

He also wishes he had some influence in the WhiteHouse. Apparently it didn't occur to him that his insider might be leading him astray. What goes around comes around.

He also wishes he were really relevant. Truth is, he is not really required.


49 posted on 10/18/2005 11:52:17 AM PDT by bert (K.E. ; N.P . Chicken spit causes flu....... Fox News)
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To: pissant

If fitzgerald was going to indict Wednesday, would he not have already issued 'target' letters to those to be indicted?

That certainly would have leaked.


50 posted on 10/18/2005 11:52:46 AM PDT by finnman69 (cum puella incedit minore medio corpore sub quo manifestu s globus, inflammare animos)
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