Karl Rove is Feeling Feisty Today
Christy Setzer is emailing the latest smear of certain veterans from Karl Rove (good thing as the website seems to be down):
Never one to let the facts or delicious irony stand in the way of a vicious political smear, today Karl Rove took a swipe at war heros Sen. John Kerry and Rep. John Murtha, stating, “They may be with you for the first few bullets but they won’t be there for the last tough battles.” Rove, of course, never served in battle, dodging the draft for nearly three years of the Vietnam War. He’s in good company, though – the Vice President received five deferments from going into battle himself. “Unfortunately for the American military, Dick Cheney, Karl Rove and their merry band of draft-dodgers won’t be with you for the first few bullets, the last tough battles, or anywhere along the way,” said Christy Setzer, Communications Director, Senate Majority Project.
I guess Karl is feeling his oats after reading this story:
WASHINGTON (CNN) – White House senior adviser Karl Rove has been told by special counsel Patrick Fitzgerald that he will not be charged in the CIA leak case, according to Robert Luskin, Rove’s lawyer. “In deference to the pending case, we will not make any further public statements about the subject matter of the investigation,” Luskin said in a written statement Tuesday. “We believe that the special counsel’s decision should put an end to the baseless speculation about Mr. Rove’s conduct.”
Notice CNN did not say whether Robert Luskin got a phone call or a letter from Patrick Fitzgerald and is basically refusing to give any real details. And even though Mr. Luskin has been spinning ever since the inquiry began, the folks over at NRO’s Corner has engaged in what appears to be premature celebration.
For some very good reasons why those supporting the traitors within the White House might wish to stop gloating, see Jane Hamsher.
Update: Greg Sargent discusses today’s news with Rove attorney Mark Corallo:
Corallo said this: “There were no conditions attendant to the prosecutor’s actions. There never has been any discussion about cooperation or conditions or anything of the sort. This strictly reflects the prosecutor coming to the correct conclusion that Rove has told the truth from day one. He believed him.”
Byron York trusts every word out of Carallo’s mouth:
I just talked to defense spokesman Mark Corallo, who told me, “There are no conditions to this action by the special prosecutor. There has never been any talk of conditions, of cooperation, of anything that could even be construed as conditions. This just simply reflects the fact that the special prosecutor found Mr. Rove to be a truthful and credible witness from the beginning.”
Corallo is at least consistent in how he spins this. But I seriously doubt that Patrick Fitzgerald believed what Karl Rove said during his early appearances before the Grand Jury – so excuse me for saying that it would appear that Corallo is full of it – again.
In the meantime, leave poor Jonah Goldberg alone on this issue – as he has enough trouble with another NRO post that called Mr. Goldberg for his smears on our neighbors to the north.
Update II: CitizenSpook is running some odd “sealed vs. sealed” claim about Rove actually being indicted under case # 06 cr 128. Google 06 cr 128 and you get these two hits. Did I say odd? Maybe I should say weird.