Saturday, July 09, 2005

Interesting Times, Indeed

I've been lurking at HuffingtonPost.com since they have all the latest info on the Karl Rove/Valerie Plame case and tonight, as I obsessively surfed through news sites, this came up. It appears that Rove may really have screwed up, i.e. Bush's brain had a cerebral infarct. Everyone was sure that he was just too damned smart to get caught; personally, I thought he had ordered someone else to do the dirty deed, like Scooter Libby, for example. Recently, however, I noticed a crack in the White House stone wall. If nothing else, most Washington pundits will admit that the Bush Administration has excellent discipline on keeping the party propaganda line consistent. When talking to the media, everyone, up and down the hierarchy, uses the same language to describe the same subjects like good little apparatchiks. This isn't by accident; it's Karl Rove's trademark. (Well, that and incredibly sleazy smear campaigns.) So, a few weeks ago, it was surprising to see Dick Cheney spout off that the Iraqi insurgency was in its last throes while Donald Rumsfeld said it could last for more than a decade. Was Karl Rove sweating over the Plame investigation and blew off the Bush Administration propaganda synchronization?

4 Comments:

Blogger Jeff Huber said...

Karen,

You may well have hit the nail on the head--somebody must have missed a meeting somewhere along the line.

Glad you've started your own blog. I'll post a link at my site.

Best,

Jeff

7/10/2005 06:30:00 AM  
Blogger Jeff Huber said...

More thoughts--

I don't know, but strongly suspect that the Plame/Wilson business is just the tip of the iceberg. I don't imagine the Special Prosecutor (Fitzgerald) has pushed things this far just to catch Rove out on a perjury charge. As big a deal as the yellow cake hoax was, it was just part of a much larger strategy to lead (mislead) America to the invasion of Iraq.

The admin has by and large been able to pressure the rank and file into staying away from the press, but now, with folks thinking not about their political careers but time in real jail, the odds become greater that more folks will talk, and the dam will burst.

Yeah, I bet they're preoccupied in the West Wing these days.

Jeff

7/10/2005 08:06:00 AM  
Blogger Tarantula Lady said...

Jeff,
Thanks for linking me. As far as the Plame investigation goes, the next question is, who told Rove? Cheney was spending a lot of time at the CIA possibly trying to fix the intelligence. I've checked various websites and there's very little on info on the investigation. Ya really gotta love the MSM (not).

Karen

7/10/2005 02:35:00 PM  
Blogger Jeff Huber said...

Oh, I have no doubt that Big Dick's the real target of all this.

As he deserves to be.

Jeff

7/11/2005 01:19:00 PM  

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