Friday, July 15, 2005
I disagree that it makes "little to no difference if Rove is fired."
This would be a seismic political blow to the White House.
True, it wouldn't stop them and won't stop the machine around them from churning and it won't stop Fox News and won't (I admit) stop Rove from doing what he does, in jail or out. But it will greatly discredit many people and actions, which need to be discredited and would be a major victory.
Today in the NYT Paul Krugman's article Karl Rove's American he says this:
"Mr. Rove also understands, better than anyone else in American politics, the power of smear tactics. Attacks on someone who contradicts the official line don't have to be true, or even plausible, to undermine that person's effectiveness. All they have to do is get a lot of media play, and they'll create the sense that there must be something wrong with the guy."
About Robert Novak -- he is guilty of outing a CIA officer. That officer wasn't outed until he wrote of her identity.
He should have gone to law enforcement officials and reported a crime in progress not written an article that furthered the crime.
As we are told time and time again. This is a time of war.
Outing undercover American intelligence operatives during time of war?
It's a felony.
Bust Rove and Novak.