Skip to comments.Kristol: ‘Mood is Bleak’ at White House (uh-huh)
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. Its 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.
Hey, Billy thinks he was responsible for Bush ouusting Saddam still. He's part of the WH team. /sarc
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.
Kristol is rather myopic.
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.
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.
I listen to him on Fox News sometimes. He is humorless and silly at the same time.
this is a very funny thread. carry on.
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.
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.
You left out "...and light in the loafers".
Nah. Mr. dour deserves to be shot...figuratively of course.
Ronnie Earle syndrome.
They could lead us at the top of a 3rd party ticket. Now wouldn't that be sumthin.
I only refer to that guy as Plame's servant.
Yeah. I, for one, has NEVER admired Mr Kristol. I suspect you too are one who has never admired him. Lots of us Freepers who have different positions on variety of issues have never cared for the slimy little worm
As in, he's working real hard to pump that story up.
Not only that but he seems deficient in foresight or discernment.
Maybe Fred Barnes, who does have friends in the WH,throws Kristol a crumb now and then.
I love how the dems are salivating at idea of winning big in 2006. Taint happenin.