Friday, July 15, 2005

Good Rove Stuff Micro-Index

We've all said a lot, and the same things a lot, and a lot of times in the same places, but a couple stand out to me.

David Corn's yeoman's job of slogging through the BS and keeping the directing sign on the straight and narrow. His blog has even more examples of his diligence. Catch the whole piece if you can, but his closing sums up the bottom line.
...(T)he Bush White House, Rove and his comrades in the conservative media cannot argue Rove did nothing wrong--unless they want to claim it's fine to leak classified information that reveals the identity of a covert CIA officer (who was working to prevent the spread of WMDs) in order to undermine a critic. That's the spin-free reality.
What's it all about? Paul Krugman makes things pretty clear to me right here. He doesn't fail to make the link we all should make, every time, to the seat of ultimate responsibility.
Ultimately, this isn't just about Mr. Rove. It's also about Mr. Bush, who has always known that his trusted political adviser - a disciple of the late Lee Atwater, whose smear tactics helped President Bush's father win the 1988 election - is a thug, and obviously made no attempt to find out if he was the leaker.


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