Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Karl Rove and the Briarpatch

Short, Sharp Shock
In what should come as no surprise, Karl Rove has been implicated in leaking the identity of a CIA agent. I'm not going to spend any time explaining the details, you either want to know about this or you don't. But what I want to do is deliver my knee-jerk response about how the Democrats should handle this, which is the opposite of what they are doing, and will continue to do.

It's hard to blame the Democrats for getting on the bandwagon, and asking Bush to fire Rove. Bush said he would fire anyone who took part in this, and it's certainly what needs to be done, but it's not likely. Karl may resign, in one of those moves designed to protect Bush, but what I think we should do is focus more on Bush's reaction to Rove, not caring if he actually leaves. The whole attitude should be to say:
"See? See what kind of people Bush has in his closest circles?"
The longer Rove hangs around, the dirtier it looks.

Yeah, it would be nice to see him taken out in handcuffs, but right now, he's more valuable as a symbol of corruption, than if he resigns.


Gazoo said...

They also need to start holding McClellan's dog-and-pony Q&A sessions hostage until they get something forthcoming out of him. He's trapped in a lie and tries to shield himself udner the guise of "not hindering an ongoing investigation." I might buy it if something were actually being investigated. Here's hoping that Rove is our Liddy, or at least our Agnew.

Geoff Gould said...

This morning I was listening to the Al Franken show, and they had an audio montage, with all the "ongoing investigation" phrases McClellan was spewing. It was hilarious!