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Rovegate: Same Ole Twelve Step Program.

Betsy's Page has a must-read on this Rove nonsense. No really, go read it.


A few thoughts on the Rove kerfuffle:

1. Most Americans don't care about this story at all.

2. Those who do care made up their minds long ago.

3. The Democrats' calls for Karl Rove to be fired just ring hollow, in light of the fact that they called for Karl Rove to be fired a couple of weeks ago.

Remember that hysteria?

Yeah, Rove said liberals were weak on terrorism. America agrees. Because this latest bout of indignation comes so soon after the last ridiculous round of dander-ruffling, there's a serious credibility gap.

Ironically, if so many Democrats had not called for Rove to be fired just a couple of weeks ago, their demands today might seem more reasonable.

4. The media are similarly guilty. If this Rove thing had not come so closely on the heels of widespread media pontificating about how unfair it is that Judith Miller is going to jail, their conviction of Rove might seem more legitimate.

As it is, however, Americans aren't going to suddenly rally behind the idea of frog-marching Karl Rove out of the White House.

5. It is unfortunate that the big stories in all this (Joe Wilson's perfidy; the intial poor reporting) is largely being ignored.

6. It is not "splitting hairs" or "GOP spin" to note that there are very real differences between CIA covert operatives and other CIA employees. It seems, at least, that Karl Rove assumed Plame arranged the Wilson trip as a regular CIA desk jockey. What kind of undercover work could she possibly have been doing, anyway?

7. Nobody except the most devoted activist type is going to remember this mini-eruption of feigned outrage a year from now.


Just One Minute blog continues to rip to shreds the media's conventional wisdom.

Posted by Will Franklin · 13 July 2005 09:59 PM


Howard Dean is such a creep!...Once again he is spewing all over the place...What a dud!

Posted by: Zsa Zsa at July 14, 2005 07:09 AM

Have you been to File It Under this morning?... They have a brand new look!

Posted by: Zsa Zsa at July 14, 2005 07:31 AM

Good point: the Democrats call for somebody to be fired every week (Rumsfeld, Rove, Wolfowitz). They've played that outrage card so often, it's lost all meaning.

Uh-oh! Another John Kerry petition!

Posted by: Eric Lindholm at July 14, 2005 07:46 AM

Yes, thanks, Zsa.

Apply Rovouflauge [TM] to your blog today!

Posted by: Hoodlumman at July 14, 2005 08:28 AM