Skip to comments.ABC Blames Karl Rove for Swift Boat Ads, All Nets Scold Him for Plame Leak
Posted on 08/15/2007 12:01:24 AM PDT by Anita1
Reporting on the resignation of presidential political adviser Karl Rove, ABC's World News on Monday night absurdly blamed Karl Rove for the ads from Swift Boat Veterans for Truth and featured John Kerry's condemnation of Rove as all three broadcast network evening shows castigated Rove for his criticism of how Democrats want to coddle terrorists and highlighted his leaking of Valerie Plame's name.
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WRIGHT: After 9/11, he helped the President press his political advantage, sometimes going too far. He accused the Democrats of offering therapy and understanding to our attackers. 9/11 families asked him to stop. His winning streak ended in 2006 when the Democrats took back the Congress. By that point, not even Karl Rove could spin the Iraq war as a success. Since then, he's been on the defensive over the leaking of a CIA agent's name as political payback against her husband, and for his part in the fired U.S. attorneys scandal, in which he has rejected Congress' right to subpoena him. Now, Rove told reporters today that he's not leaving because of the scandals. And he says he'll keep his executive privilege even after he goes. He says he's been thinking of leaving for more than a year now there are simply no more big election fights to fight. And, Charlie, the fact that he's going underscores the fact that George Bush is now very much a lame duck.
Which looks like jig-saw puzzle with a couple of pieces gone.
I don’t believe Rove was behind the Swift Boat ads. I think those brave men did it on their own. If he was involved, Rove should be praised. It saved us from the disaster of a Kerry presidency.
Leroy? Is that you?
My favorite Rove “sweep kick” was back in the 2000 election. In the aftermath of the chad count I think it was a maneuver whose nuance was lost on the media elite.
In the last 2 days leading up to the election candidate Bush and his team played poker with their polling data from California. Keeping a tight lipped smirk on their faces when they were pressed for details and insights of how they thought they might do in the Golden State. I believe that Bush even took a trip out west in that final weekend prompting the “conventional wisdom” to take a panic stricken glance around at each other with the urgent sense of “what do these guys know that we don’t”?
While I can’t be certain of the efficiency of the strategy, I like to think that the play created just enough noise among voters in Florida that it contributed to a sense of complacency among a couple hundred Florida liberals.
“Aww, Dude! This Rove guy thinks that Bush is gonna win California. It’s still raining. Maybe we should hit my bong again before we leave the dorm and head out to the polls? What do ya think, Dude?”
“Charlie, the fact that he’s going underscores the fact that George Bush is now very much a lame duck”
Charlie, watch my lame duck veto the bills coming out of your lame congress.
Did he ever get that piece of rice out of his kiester?
In Massachusetts politics Kerry had used his contrived war stories and “two tours” (equaling 4 months in country) to defeat his opponents. On the national stage he was a sad clown.
The news media doesn’t tilt right or left, they report the news...just ask them.
Facts never get in the way of liberal media’s conspiracy theories.
On the 10th anniversay of 9/11, I expect the media to report it was either the work of Islamic Terrorists or a complex government plot to blow up the World Trade Center by President Bush and Karl Rove. The media will tell the audience that only history will tell the truth.
Headline story in this month’s Atlantic Monthly...Failed Presidency! The drumbeat continues...mixed in with here come the dems, thank God there’s hope, i.e., Hill or Obama.
Once their looks fade, you can drop the word useful since at that time they will be discarded.
he ought to sue them for slander.
We still don’t have the facts on Kerry’s war record. As I recall, the SF 180 has still not been signed.
More garbage calling itself the ‘News’, no wonder they’re irrelevant. They’ve done it to themselves.
Rove had several sessions with Fitzgerald which did not result in charges. Whatever anyone thinks of Fitzgerald, had Rove actually leaked info, he’d have been convicted with Libby.
Fake and Inaccurate!
I guess time limits prevented them from adding that Karl Rove caused global warming, high gasoline prices, and Lindsay Lohan’s substance abuse problem!
The relevant parallel is that if Rove had been caught making contradictory statements or misremembering something that a reporter could have testified was false according to his or her own memory, then Rove would have been indicted along with Libby for perjury and obstruction of justice. I want to keep before the public the fact that Libby was never charged with leaking anything. (And I don’t think he should have been charged with the other, either.)
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