Wednesday, July 13, 2005

The White House Is Now Doing Damage Control Over Rove

The Republican party's spin cycle has become completely unbalanced and you can hear their machine banging against the walls of the White House. Press Secretary Scott McClellan has been under fire from the press for the past three days as he continues to stonewall on answering questions regarding Rove. Bush has decided to keep quit concerning the whole thing, refusing to comment or answer questions from reporters regarding the ongoing investigation. Most of those questions seem to be about Bush's promise to get rid of anybody in his administration that may have been the source of the leak.

The GOP now have their talking points in which they focus on spinning the whole thing from being about Rove to being about Wilson in yet another attempt to discredit him, which is pretty sad since it was the first attempt to discredit Wilson which started this whole mess.

Wingnut Radio has also come to the defense of Rove with some pretty outrageous claims (aka lies). Rush Limbaugh tells his listeners that the President never said that he would fire the person responsible for the leak. But on October 6, 2003 Press Secretary Scott McClellan stated, "I think I made that very clear last week. The topic came up, and I said that if anyone in this administration was responsible for the leaking of classified information, they would no longer work in this administration." And again on October 7, 2003 McClellan said, "If someone leaked classified information, the President wants to know. If someone in this administration leaked classified information, they will no longer be a part of this administration, because that's not the way this White House operates, that's not the way this President expects people in his administration to conduct their business."

I doubt they'll be able to dodge the bullet on this one. It doesn't look like prosecutor Fitzgerald can be bought or sold, so Rove just might have to move from a position at the White House to one at the Big House. That is unless Bush pardons him, which would be political suicide for the Republican party in general, and also since we've yet to learn what Bush's role in this whole thing is, he might just end up sharing a cell with his good friend Karl Rove. That would leave Cheney in charge, unless he had a hand in it as well. That is the hand that isn't busy handing out taxpayer money to Haliburton like it was a candy on Halloween.