Monday, July 11, 2005

karl rove is an asshole.

White House Deputy Chief of Staff Karl Rove spoke with at least one reporter about Valerie Plame's role at the CIA before she was identified as a covert agent in a newspaper column two years ago, but Rove's lawyer said yesterday that his client did not identify her by name.

Rove had a short conversation with Time magazine reporter Matthew Cooper on July 11, 2003, three days before Robert D. Novak publicly exposed Plame in a column about her husband, Joseph C. Wilson IV. Wilson had come under attack from the White House for his assertions that he found no evidence Iraq was trying to buy uranium from Niger and that he reported those findings to top administration officials. Wilson publicly accused the administration of leaking his wife's identity as a means of retaliation.

here is the story in the post

if it had been a democrat that exposed a cia covert operative’s true identity, all of the neo-cons would be up in arms and screaming about how UNPATRIOTIC and FREEDOM-HATING it is to put an american spy in danger.

i think that one of the only reasons this story has been more interesting to me than most of the filthy bullshit that goes on in dc is because it is about a spy. a LADY spy.

1 comment:

the syracusan said...

I can't believe you post on the weekends. I'll never be able to match that kind of diligence. You must really enjoy doing this, instead of desperately seeking a way to avoid the misery and boredom of the work day like me. Also, what's with the Rove posting? Are you trying to step on my territory? I don't like being rant-scooped. Consider yourself warned: I can step on your toes too, beotch. Don't tempt me to start posting the 6th random play Mp3 to come up on my iPod on alternate thursdays, because I will SO do it.