Rove Already Convicted In The Press


WASHINGTON – For the better part of two years, the word coming out of the Bush White House was that presidential adviser Karl Rove had nothing to do with the leak of a female
CIA officer’s identity and that whoever did would be fired.

But Bush spokesman Scott McClellan wouldn’t repeat those claims Monday in the face of Rove’s own lawyer, Robert Luskin, acknowledging the political operative spoke to Matthew Cooper of Time magazine, one of the reporters who disclosed Valerie Plame’s name.

McClellan repeatedly said he couldn’t comment because the matter is under investigation. When it was pointed out he had commented previously even though the investigation was ongoing, he responded: “I’ve really said all I’m going to say on it.”

Democrats jumped on the issue, calling for the administration to fire Rove, or at least to yank his security clearance. One Democrat pushed for Republicans to hold a congressional hearing in which Rove would testify.

“The White House promised if anyone was involved in the Valerie Plame affair, they would no longer be in this administration,” said Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev. “I trust they will follow through on this pledge. If these allegations are true, this rises above politics and is about our national security.”

Nobody has even been indicted for a crime in this matter yet, much less convicted, yet already the left and the media are framing the debate over the Plame affair as though Rove had undoubtedly broken the law. Its almost as if they’re all scrambling to make as much political hay out of these accusations as possible before the grand jury makes its decision and possibly exonerates Rove.

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You know what’s even more amazing? I bet that if you checked the record you’d find that not many of the people who are Rove’s loudest critics now spoke out against Joe Wilson and his fraudulent trip to Niger. I’ll bet that not one of the people who are now calling for the removal of Karl Rove’s security clearance called for the removal of Valerie Plame’s security clearance after her involvement with her husbands smear mission came to light.

You want a matter that is about national security? How about a supposedly undercover CIA operative sending her own husband to Niger to dredge up fake facts in an attempt to smear a sitting President?

Rob Port is the owner and operator of Say Anything.

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