Skip to comments.Dean Sees Conspiracy in Roberts Pick Too - (says it's a ploy to "get away from PlameGate!)
Posted on 07/19/2005 8:39:30 PM PDT by CHARLITE
DNC chief Howard Dean joined liberal group MoveOn.org in claiming President Bush's nomination of John Roberts was an effort to deflect attention from Plamegate.
Late Tuesday Dean issued a statement blasting the Roberts nomination while questioning the timing of the announcement.
"Faced with a growing scandal surrounding the involvement of Deputy White House chief of Staff Karl Rove and Vice President Cheney's Chief of Staff Lewis Libby in the leaking the identity of a covert CIA operative, President Bush announced his nomination of John Roberts to the Supreme Court late this evening," Dean's statement began.
"It is disappointing that when President Bush had the chance to bring the country together, he instead turned to a nominee who may have impressive legal credentials, but also has sharp partisan credentials that cannot be ignored.
"Democrats take very seriously the responsibility to protect the individual rights of all Americans and are committed to ensuring that ideological judicial activists are not appointed to the Supreme Court. The Senate Judiciary Committee will now have the opportunity to see if Judge Roberts can put his partisanship aside, and live up to a Supreme Court Justice's duty to uphold the rights and freedoms of every American and the promise of equal justice for all."
Well since the DemoncRATs have their work cut out for them and only a limited number of hours to try and convince America that John Roberts is the devil incarnate, seems they better choose their fights carefully & are now in the unenviable position of deciding whether they want to follow their more hateful instincts (against Roberts) or most hateful instincts (against Rove) ... tbd ;)
Darn.. I knew there was something missing from all the threads tonight!
It's Bush's fault!
I question the timing!
There, now we can continue. :)
AARRRGGGGGGGGhhhh! (Don't ya just love seeing him so frustrated.)
I think the Dems are now busy making an assessment as to whether they can "get" Roberts - his record, any investigators they hire, any of their "moles" at various agencies who can leak information about Roberts to them - all are running flat out right now. in short order, they will know if they can get him. if they can't, the media will drop the Roberts story by Monday and go back to Rove.
Naw. This is to cover up tom Brady's pre-season holdout.
(Tom Brady isn't doing that either. He signed a new contract a few months ago.)
What is wrong with these people?
Apparently, President Bush must refrain from all constitutionally mandated activities until all of the non-stories have run their course.
Equal justice for all? So, if a White or an Asian-American has better grades and higher entrance exam scores, his place in a prestigious law school should be taken by a demonstrably less-qualified African-American.
All that is left for Howard Dean to do is to break into the Watergate Hotel.
Where do we send money to contribute to Dean's salary.
This guy has to be worth 3-5 points in the polls to us.
Do you like cheese Howie?
I am truly stumped by the illogic of this, but it seems to have grabbed hold all across the kooky left. Do they think that if Bush hadn't acted "so quickly" (it was actually slowly by historical standards), that the Rove issue would have reached some critical mass?
(If anything, the story that this supplanted was the story that Rove learned from the MSM that Plame was CIA.)
I question the timing of Dean's question of the timing!
Or let out a yell like none ever heard before.
No, wait, that's been done.
"When the White House revealed that the President would release the name of his pick Tuesday night, MoveOn quickly issued a press release suggesting the timing of the announcement was simply a "wag the dog" effort to help Karl Rove.
"The MoveOn release reads: "President Bush has apparently speeded up the announcement of his Supreme Court nominee to deflect public attention from the Karl Rove scandal."
"Evidence of the timing conspiracy?
"MoveOn cites an unnamed "Republican strategist" who told Reuters Tuesday that the announcement "helps take Rove off the front pages for a week."
"MoveOn reiterated its contention the "the President should keep his pledge to the American people and fire Karl Rove for his involvement in disclosing the identity of a covert CIA officer."
"No matter that Rove claims he never released Plame's name or that he learned of her CIA connection through a reporter, Robert Novak."
We'd better enjoy it while we can. There's a big storm coming.
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