Wednesday, July 20, 2005

The Love Affair of Turd Blossom and the Prince of Darkness

Searching the Internets for all things Rovian can lead you to some interesting connections. But in this case all it took was a read of Karl Rove's biography on Wikipedia to learn that the Turd Blossom (Bush's nickname for Rove) Valerie Plame's leaker, the Prince of Darkness (aka Robert Novak) have had quite the cozy little relationship.

First there was this:
"For the next few years, Rove worked in various Republican circles and assisted George H. W. Bush's 1980 vice-presidential campaign. He was subsequently fired from the campaign for leaking information to journalist Robert Novak."

Then this:
"In 1992, Rove was fired from George H. W. Bush's 1992 presidential re-election campaign for allegedly leaking information to journalist Robert Novak. State campaign manager Robert Mosbacher had allotted Rove only one-quarter of the campaign's $1 million direct mail contract, after Rove had the entire contract in 1988. As Novak wrote, "Also attending the session was political consultant Karl Rove, who had been shoved aside by Mosbacher". Novak's column described the firing of Mosbacher by former Senator Phil Gramm.

Novak and Rove deny that Rove was the leaker. Mosbacher maintains that "Rove is the only one with a motive to leak this. We let him go. I still believe he did it.""

And, of course, we already know about the Valerie Plame leak.

My thought for the day? Does the Prince of Darkness even have an original thought? Or is he simply the mindless mouthpiece of the Turd Blossom?

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