Thursday, July 14, 2005

Tom DeLay, what an asshole

Is there anywhere in the world a bigger asshole than Tom DeLay. This puke has been skirting the law for years, has been in front of ethics committees three times. A real piece of shit.

Of all the people in the world, here we have DeLay defensing Karl Rove. This is so un-fucking-believable.

Here is the article, courtesy of http://gopusa.com. Tom fucking Delay. Of all people to comment on a persons character. Rove, DeLay and Fox News. Gimme a break.

Here's the article:

'Sharks' Circling Around Karl Rove, Says DeLayBy Monisha BansalCNSNews.com CorrespondentJuly 14, 2005

(CNSNews.com) -- Congressional leaders Wednesday sparred over Democrats' demand that President Bush fire White House Deputy Chief of Staff Karl Rove for partially divulging the identity of a covert CIA agent.

According to Time Magazine reporter Matthew Cooper, who testified Wednesday before a federal grand jury investigating the leak, Rove spoke with him on July 11, 2003, about CIA agent Valerie Plame without naming the agent. Five days earlier, Plame's husband, former U.S. Ambassador Joseph Wilson, had used an op/ed to criticize the Bush administration's claims about Iraq's nuclear weapons program.

That was enough of an implication for U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), the House minority leader, who Wednesday called for Rove to be fired.

"The president said two years ago that he wanted to get to the bottom of this. If he were sincere, it would have happened," Pelosi said.

"For two years, there has been an investigation that did not reveal Karl Rove's involvement until a reporter went to jail," she added, a reference to New York Times reporter Judith Miller, who refused to identify the source of the information she gathered about Plame and was subsequently held in contempt of court.

"It looks to me that there may have been some effort by people in the White House to obstruct the investigation," added Pelosi.

U.S. Rep. Tom DeLay (R-Texas), the House majority leader, rushed to Rove's defense, telling Fox News that Pelosi's remarks were "typical of the Democrats.
"They smell blood, and Democrats are the sharks in the water," DeLay said. "You shouldn't be fired for a leak. You should be fired for a crime."


The Los Angeles Times has reported that Rove was fired from President George H. W. Bush's re-election campaign in 1992 over suspicions that he leaked information to Robert Novak, the columnist who first reported that Plame was a CIA operative.
The current Bush administration says it is still investigating how Plame's name was leaked to the press and has not determined whether a crime was committed.
White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan defended Rove, saying that he and every member of the White House staff had Bush's support. "They wouldn't be working here at the White House if they didn't have the president's confidence," he said.
Miller, the New York Times reporter, spent her eighth day in jail Wednesday for refusing to comply with a grand jury subpoena to name her source for the leak.
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5 Comments:

Anonymous caspixel said...

Birds of a feather flock together. It's a good thing that he's aligning himself with Rove. Then they can both go down together, maybe even share the same prison cell.

11:58 AM  
Blogger evil eggplant said...

Yeah, maybe even share the same bar of soap. We can hope.

Thanks for stopping by, Carolynne

12:23 PM  
Blogger Zoffa said...

Tom DeLay has nothing to lose. That jerkoff is more likely to go down than Rove is. If only Texas can come up with a good candidate to run against him in that district, he's screwed. Texans may have some weird obliging loyalty to dubya, but Delay, not so much.
Rove, absent a felony indictment, is going to stick around. I'm waiting to hear the republicans say "It's ONLY a fourth degree misdemeanor" or some crap like that. Jesus, this administration has burned out my soul and its faith in humanity.

1:19 PM  
Anonymous caspixel said...

"this administration has burned out my soul and its faith in humanity"

If Rove doesn't face any consequences and it's business as usual at the White House, I will feel the same.

The good news is that Bush's popularity is way, way down, and the American public is trusting the guy less and less. Funny part is, it's taken them 5 years to figure out the guy can't be trusted.

I knew it from the moment he was elected. I remember talking to all my friends after the election in 2000 (we all voted for Gore) and we all said, "This is not good for America."

2:17 PM  
Anonymous wolfmoosepigchicken said...

Except for the fact that Bush wasn't actually elected in 2000. Thank you Supreme Court.... Thankfully others shared your opinion, though--I could watch footage of those eggs hitting the motorcade all day if I could get over the whole crying for my country bit.

9:03 PM  

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