Friday, July 15, 2005
War, circa 1975
The new Novak interest comes straight from the White House. Deflection, deflection, deflection. It's been reported for months that Novak "came to an agreement" with investigators. Novak's role should come to light. The difficulty is that he reportedly cut a deal.
The sad fact is that it makes little to no difference if Rove is fired, beyond scratching at Administration armor. He'll do private consultant work for a closely-linked Republican think tank with one degree of separation. He may be dismissed to save face, but he's not going anywhere. If he doesn't leave the White House in handcuffs, he may actually profit from the scandal.
On another note, it's fascinating that a government operative uses mafia language like "made his bones" when referring to national service. That's gangsta! And Ol'School.
"I know you're working for the CIA
They wouldn't have you in the maf-eye-ay"
- from "Why Can't We Be Friends"- War 1975