Friday, July 15, 2005

Rove Two-fer

Two articles on the same page at Truthout. Read 'em both.

Daniel Schorr:

Let me remind you that the underlying issue in the Karl Rove controversy is not a leak, but a war and how America was misled into that war.

The role of Rove and associates added up to a small incident in a very large scandal - the effort to delude America into thinking it faced a threat dire enough to justify a war.

An editorial tying Rove to my other favorite sleazebag:

"It's widely known that Karl Rove has been pulling strings all over Washington for years, obviously not just in the case of the Plame leak," said Peter L. Kelley, manager of the Campaign for a Cleaner Congress.

"What is not widely known, however, is his close connection with Jack Abramoff, who is at the center of the lobbying scandal in which Washington is now embroiled. Rove let archconservative operatives like Grover Norquist call shots at the White House. And just this week, a Texas judge ruled that a former Rove lieutenant must face felony charges of money laundering for Tom DeLay's political operation.
"Could party leaders' abrupt about-face on the Plame case have anything to do with the other ethics scandals that have been grabbing headlines for months now?" said Kelley. "It seems there are more than a few bad apples in this barrel, and they don't like it that the public is starting to find out."

I got a little miffed at the last sentence. I'm certainly not starting to find out anything except details of the depth of their sleaze. Then I realized the writer wasn't talking about me. When all the people who bought their crap (see title of previous post), or from whom they thought they had hidden it, realize what fools the power people think they are, they're gonna be pissed. I've been on a perma-pissoff for years. I'm used to it. The awakening masses aren't. They're liable to react in a way that will not be be pleasing to the pols and their accomplices. Whee!

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