Friday, October 21, 2005

Rove's error of omission.

OK, let me get this straight.
When interviewed by the special prosecutor investigating the alleged "outing of Valerie Plame as a covert CIA agent", Karl Rove forgot about a conversation that he had years ago with a reporter. When he discovered an old e-mail that jogged his memory, he immediately brought this to the investigator's attention. He did have other similar conversations later but they were all considered to be fairly innocuous when they were fully investigated.
The results: No laws were found to be broken!
So that should be the end of the story.

But NOOO!!
Now, the prosecutor is considering a criminal indictment for "obstruction of justice". His expected conclusion? Rove misled the investigation.
The lesson in all this: Avoid public service unless you are in command of a perfect memory or you're already a high ranking Democrat.
Let's contrast this with another special independent counsel investigation not so many years ago.
During the Whitewater investigation when Hillary was interviewed, she used the answer "can't recall" (or something similar) hundreds of times and her husband Bill used similar phrased responses even more times.
Rove one time? BIG PROBLEM!
With the great left-right partisan divide heating up the last few years, I pray that the Justice Department is not becoming a political tool. It is one Genie that should never be let out of the bottle. The consequences are too horrific too imagine.


porchwise said...

"..discovered an old email"? lol

roman said...


OK, I get the message. You're going to make me have to look back and find my source for the Karl's old e-mail excuse. Give me some time and I'll get the link.

roman said...

OK, found it.


"There is also a mystery about a once-missing e-mail. The e-mail -- from Rove to a White House colleague -- shows Rove discussing his conversation with Cooper and saying he waved the reporter off Wilson's allegations. It did not surface until earlier this year, well after the investigation was in full swing."