It has been almost a week since the rumors started
surfacing on the internet that Karl Rove is indeed the person who ousted former
CIA agent Valerie Plame. Ironically this was not questioned once this week at
any of the White House press briefings.
The silence could only be a sign of keeping a lid on it due
to pending litigation. RoveÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s lawyers have already been stating that he did not
ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œknowinglyÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â disclose the identity of Valerie Plame. Coincidently that is the
same language that appears in the very law that protects their identity, which
could mean that Karl Rove did reveal her identity but didnÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢t know he was doing
This case is going to get very interesting in the next week
or so. Rep. John Conyers has already prepared a letter to the White House
demanding that Karl Rove either answers the allegations or resigns. I can not
help but agree with that statement. If an officer of the law is under a criminal
investigation, he is placed on a paid administrative leave. Should this not be
more important for someone who has access to information pertinent to national
security, especially in this time of war?
The blogosphere has been on a constant chatter of this
story. The right wing is defending him by saying at most all he did was commit
an act of perjury. The hypocrisy in that is perjury was the same crime leading
to the impeachment of Bill Clinton. It was an intolerable crime when a Democrat
was in the White House, but now that the Right has control, perjury is not that
horrid of a crime. Goes to show you that lying is ok if they are the ones doing
We saw Times reporter Judith Miller go to jail this week
for contempt of court. She refused to divulge her source and is now paying the
price to protect someone guilty of a felony. I would disagree with the jailing,
but she is not protecting an innocent person. The person she is protecting is
guilty of treason and by her covering their identity; she is now an accomplice
to the crime.
With CongressÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s summer recess over next week, things are
bound to heat up!!
This is just one of the ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œSummer of ScamÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â stories going on.
There has been a lot of news released, especially since the jailing of Judith
Miller. If you want to keep up on the articles then visit the PlameGame by
clicking the link under the ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œSummer of ScamÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â located on the left of this page.