When Will the Apologists Catch On?
By Anthony Levensalor
Wednesday, July 20, 2005 at 12:56 AM
Every day, I see another reason why "Karl Rove did nothing wrong". I see another post on Little Green Footballs, or another blurb on Michelle Malkin's nifty little hatesite about how the Democrats are chasing their tails on this one, and how Rove is completely innocent and, hell, even if he did leak her name, good for him, because Joe Wilson was a liar and his wife sent him to Niger anyway, right?Wrong. Wilson's wife, a NOC, did not have the authority to send him to Niger. That's all I'm going to say about that portion of the apologists' argument, she did not have the authority to send him or anyone else to Niger to investigate the Uranium claims.
Of course, people hear what they want to hear, but the above is fact, not opinion.
And then, I watch McLellan stonewall the hell out of reporters all last week. The man just stood there and repeated the same phrase over and over: "I will not comment on the ongoing investigation...." like a drone he spouted the same line over and over, all the while the RNC is moving on this like it was the end of the world, and their bathtub was sinking.
"President" Bush, who labelled his opponent in the last election a flip-flopper who couldn't make up his mind about anything, has suddenly decided that his offer to fire anyone in the Administration involved in the leak does not extend to close advisors or dear friends.
Now, it seems, simply committing a treasonous act against the United States of America is not enough to get you fired from the White House. I think GWB has brought integrity back to the White House like skunks draw a crowd, but you won't convince his base he has ever done anything wrong.
I was not a big fan of Clinton during the Lewinsky scandal. The man should have been up front about what he was doing when it came to light, apologized, and been on his way. But what he covered up is the same thing any of us would, a sexual affair. If you have never lied about your sex life or felt embarrassed to discuss it with everybody in the room, then you're the exception, not the rule.
But this? This is covering up treason. An act of treason in a time of war. And still, the people who wave the Bush banner say that's ok, that there's nothing wrong with that.
And even if you absolve Karl Rove of his involvement, which I certainly do not but Fitzgerald might, you have to look at the pattern here, the lengths to which ths administration was willing to go to get us into war with Iraq and then crush the dissenters to their agenda.
This war was political gold to the "president" going in, and now it has become a quagmire dragging him down by the day. The more it comes to light that the administration lied, cajoled, and bullied to get us into Iraq, the more I have to laugh at their serendipitous stupidity.
Be careful what you wish for, guys. You wanted this war, were willing to do anything to get it, and now that you have it, the war AND the way you mainpulated, lied, cheated, and stole to get it are both biting you in the ass.
The Michelle Malkins and Ann Coulters of this world will likely never say anything against any conservative ever. And I think perhaps that is why I discount EVERYTHING they say, because they never say anything good about a liberal, or anything bad about a conservative. Likewise the hard left, who will never say a good thing about a conservative, ever.
ANNAKIN: "You are either with me, or you are my enemy"
OBI-WAN: "Only the Sith deal in absolutes"
ANNAKIN(SCREAMING): "KARL ROVE IS INNOCENT! HAPPY NOW?!"
OBI-WAN: "I've never been happy."
You get the idea.