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Kick out Karl Rove

July 12th, 2005 (10:05 am)

Back when the Administration leaked the information that Valerie Plame was a CIA agent (to retaliate against her husband for revealing the truth about the "Iraq got uranium from Nigeria" story), Bush said that, if the person responsible was found, and has violated the law, would be "taken care of". A year ago, he reiterated that pledge.

Well, now we know: it was Karl Rove. Rove's lawyer has actually admitted it. But Bush has not said anything about firing him.

Rep. Louise Slaughter of New York is putting together a petition to get Rove fired. Please sign it.

Edit: now she's phrasing it as Send Karl Rove His Pink Slip; you can fill out your name and a "reason for termination" to be printed on a pink slip. She hopes to have, say, 100,000 pink slips to deliver to the White House.


Posted by: C. Virtue (cvirtue)
Posted at: July 13th, 2005 01:16 pm (UTC)

If you have spare time today while compiling, could you find a quote from Bush about how he'll fire the source, and one from the lawyer with the admission -- dates and such, for .sig line fodder? But don't forget your whiteboard project.

Posted by: Who, me? (metageek)
Posted at: July 13th, 2005 04:44 pm (UTC)

There's a good article at Consortiumnews, which links to the Washington Post article with the lawyer's admission.

Let's see...ah: the original promise to fire the guilty party wasn't directly from Bush; it was from his spokesman, Scott McClellan, at a White House press briefing (search for "if anyone in this administration was responsible for the leaking of classified information, they would no longer work in this administration").

As for Bush reiterating it...huh; I can't find any more where I read that. It doesn't show up on the White House site. ...ah, here it is at CNN. He said, in February 2004, ""If there's a leak out of my administration, I want to know who it is...If the person has violated law, that person will be taken care of."

Let's search...here's something interesting: a week before the press briefing I linked to above, McClellan stated flat-out that Rove had told him he was not involved in the leak. (Search for "Plame" on that page.)

Posted by: Who, me? (metageek)
Posted at: July 14th, 2005 12:08 am (UTC)
sig quote fodder

Three quotes pulled together at Irregular Times:

  • "I will restore honor and integrity to the White House." — George W. Bush, 2000
  • "If anyone in this administration was responsible for the leaking of classified information, they would no longer work in this administration." — White House Spokesman Scott McClellan, October 2003
  • "President Bush offered only a stony silence today when he was asked if he planned to fire Karl Rove, a senior aide at the center of an investigation over the unmasking of an undercover C.I.A. officer." — New York Times, July 2005

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