Monday, July 18, 2005

Bush to fire anyone who committed a crime

President Bush said this morning that he would fire anyone who committed a crime in the leaking of Valerie Plame’s identity to the media. The president had previously said he would fire anyone in his administration shown to have leaked the information that exposed Plame. Today, he added the qualifier that the individual must be convicted of a crime.

Suffice it to say, no one in the WH is going to be convicted of anything in this case within the next four years (or probably ever). Rove did not provide Valerie Plame’s name to reporters only telling Cooper that Ambassador Wilson’s wife worked for the CIA. Rove also continues to insist that he did not intentionally out Ms. Plame.

TYL stands behind its earlier call for the WH to remove Karl Rove. The president must be clear in showing the American public that our national security means more than political loyalty.


At 2:58 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What bosh. Six months from now -- mark your calendar -- this insignificant kerfuffle will be forgotten.

At 3:57 PM, Blogger Joe Weedon said...

You're right. It probably will be forgotten in six months. But, that doesn't make Rove's actions right nor does it make Bush backing off his previous statement that he'd fire anyone involved in the leak no less relevant.

At 7:54 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nobody has proven that Rove's actions were wrong. Or do you have a pipeline into the grand jury?


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