Monday, August 13, 2007

Rove Gone

It's all over the news, so I'm sure I'm not telling anyone anything new. But, the only way this article at could read more like KGB approved propaganda would be by referring to Karl as Comrade Rove. Isn't the press supposed to wait at least a couple of years before becoming misty eyed nostalgic over public figures who've damaged our democracy (see Oliver North)?

This article from the AP, via YahooNews, at least dares to mention Valerie Plame:
Rove testified before a federal grand jury in the investigation into the leak of the name of Valerie Plame, a CIA officer whose husband was a critic of the war in Iraq. That investigation led to the conviction of I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby on charges of lying and obstructing justice. Plame contends the White House was trying to discredit her husband.

Attorneys for Libby told jurors at the onset of his trial that Libby was the victim of a conspiracy to protect Rove. Details of any save-Rove conspiracy were promised but never materialized.

The most explicit testimony on Rove came from columnist Robert Novak, who outed Plame in a July 2003 column. He testified that Rove, a frequent source, was one of two officials who told him about Plame. Libby, with whom he seldom spoke, was not a source.

Rove, though, was not indicted after testifying five times before the grand jury, occasionally correcting misstatements he made in his earlier testimony.