I may keep coming back to this article that appeared on Sunday in the Austin American-Statesman in which Bushco insiders try to paint a rosy picture of Dubya’s legacy; it is ripe with posting material, but there are a couple of excerpts that I should reply to immediately, so I will do so here.
The first is from none other than Turd Blossom himself…
Rove also blames Washington partisanship for the scandals and subpoenas embedded in the Bush legacy, including leaks involving a clandestine CIA agent’s identity.
He offered himself as an example.
“You’ll notice there was outrage when it was thought that I was the person behind outing Valerie Plame. And then when it came out that it was the sainted (Deputy Secretary of State) Richard Armitage, there was no interest. I don’t remember seeing anybody camped out on his doorstep like they were camped out on mine. (It’s) because he was part of the acceptable culture of Washington, and I was not. I was one of those Texans who came up. He was one of those perpetual I’ll-scratch-your-back-if-you’ll-scratch-mine Washington leakers,” Rove vented.
As I once said, please allow me to reply with this thoughtful and reasoned observation…
HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!
Oh, boo hoo for Karl! Aww, let’s pretend to feel sorry the life form who once said, “Conservatives saw the savagery of 9/11 in the attacks and prepared for war; liberals saw the savagery of the 9/11 attacks and wanted to prepare indictments and offer therapy and understanding for our attackers” (more “golden moments” with Karl appear here).
More to the point, this Media Matters post tells us…
…A Newsweek article by (author Michael) Isikoff, posted on the magazine’s website on August 27, reveals the authors’ contention that Armitage was (reporter Bob) Novak’s primary source for his July 14, 2003, column, which first publicly identified Plame as a CIA operative.
However, as Media Matters noted, then-Time magazine White House correspondent Matthew Cooper, in his first-person account (subscription required) of his testimony before the grand jury in the CIA leak investigation, identified Rove as his original source for Plame’s identity and Libby as his confirming source. Former New York Times reporter Judith Miller identified Libby as her primary source for Plame’s identity. (Reporter David) Corn noted in an August 27 entry on his Capital Games weblog for The Nation that Armitage’s role in the Plame leak — whatever it may have been — does not undermine the allegation that there was a “concerted action” by “multiple people in the White House” to “discredit, punish, or seek revenge against” Plame’s husband, former ambassador Joseph C. Wilson IV.
Nice try, Karl.
And the American-Statesman article also quotes Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings, as follows…
Spellings said that when she went to work in Bush’s 1994 gubernatorial campaign, she found a “glass-half-full guy if ever there was one.”
“His attitude is good. He is obviously reflective, but I think he feels he gave it his all, and I think he feels that he has accomplished a lot,” Spellings said. “I think he’s the same George Bush I’ve always known.”
I actually agree with that; more’s the pity (and by the way, this tells us about the “Reading First” scam perpetrated as part of the even-bigger Every Child Left Behind con with Spellings’ blessing, this tells us of how Dubya’s brother Neil made a bundle marketing his utterly useless “Curriculum on Wheels,” or COWs, as part of NCLB, again with Spellings’ consent, and this tells us that Spellings “loves” Dubya….eeeewwwww!).
“I think he is smart and able and has a great big heart and is a good human being,” Spellings said. “I’m sad that more Americans don’t see him as I do. Maybe they will eventually. I certainly hope so.”
We’ve seen all of this life form we ever want to see. And after 1/20/09, I pray to God I never see him again (or, failing that, as little of him as possible).
(And once more, I should note that K.O. gave a hell of a smack down last night to Dubya apologists everywhere, but the video is unavailable from MSNBC – wankers.)