Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Walk the Line

Well, The Idiot finally fessed up and admitted what most everyone suspected for so long.
Columnist Robert Novak said publicly for the first time Tuesday that White House political adviser Karl Rove was a source for his story outing the identity of CIA officer Valerie Plame.

In a column, Novak also says his recollection of his conversation with Rove differs from what the Rove camp has said.

"I have revealed Rove's name because his attorney has divulged the substance of our conversation, though in a form different from my recollection."
Furthermore, Novak claims that Fitzgerald knows who the source of the leak is:
The question is, does Mr. Fitzgerald know who the source was? Of course. He's known for years who the first source is. If he knows the source, why didn't he indict him? Because no crime was committed.
I'm not sure what to make of this given Novak's near infinite capacity for thickheaded stupidity, but the question that immediately struck me was, why the hell has there been an ongoing investigation for almost 3 years if Fitzgerald held that there was no crime? What, exactly, has Fitzgerald been doing bringing people in front Grand Juries -- over and over again -- for years, if not for the investigation of a crime?

Now, the other question that occurs to me is, is this a distraction from the horrendous situation in Iraq and the Israelis rampaging across Gaza, or is this actually bad news for the White House? I suspect Rove is walking a fine line here. Rove knows he's the lightening rod and clearly doesn't mind taking some heat. Hell, he doesn't have to worry about getting elected. And he'll take a little more heat, create a lot of buzz, while Bush tromps around cheerleading his way to Victory!


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