Friday, April 21, 2006

Evidence of God on the way

The planets had to be in alignment on this one. First you had to have Karl Rove play his political payback game with someone, Valerie Plame, who is by law protected from such political payback games. Then you had to have the CIA get so pissed off they asked the Justice Department for a formal investigation into the outing of Plame and the front company Brewster Jennings. Then you had to have the then Attorney General John Ashcroft have a conflict of interest, he was a client of Rove's when Ashcroft lost a U.S. Senate race against a dead man, and recuse himself from the case. Then you had to have Ashcroft appoint a Republican Special Prosecutor, Patrick Fitzgerald, who is completely professional, apolitical, tough, fair, relentless, and who has shown he will follow the evidence no matter where it leads or who should get indicted. (Note the recent conviction of former Republican Illinois Governor George Ryan on 22 counts of fraud and conspiracy.) Add to this political harmonic convergence that Rove and Libby thought they were untouchable and smarter than the FBI agents and prosecutors much lower down on the federal totem pole. Oops. Sorry Official A (a.k.a. Karl Rove) I think you went a bridge too far.

There was anticipation before Scooter Libby got indicted that Rove was going to get one too. It didn't happen then. It looks much more likely now. Take a look at the rundown MSNBC gave it recently and see if it doesn't seem pretty clear where Fitzgerald is going. The big alert to me is that in court filings Fitzgerald does not intend to call Rove as a witness in the Libby case. Since Rove has already testified numerous times before the grand jury he really can't take the Fifth Amendment at Libby's trial. Even if Rove did, the government can read his prior testimony into evidence from transcripts after showing the jury he feels he is in criminal jeopardy and doesn't want to talk. What it means is that if Rove isn't a witness it's because he is goin to be a defendant. Moreover, as MSNBC noted, once you are referred to as "Official A" in court filing from the special prosecutor's office you will eventually get indicted.

So meet Official A, better known as Karl Rove. And evidence that God really exists and is working here among us on earth is probably only one indictment filing away.


Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

A small bit of justice at long last is not evidence of the supernatural. In this case it's evidence that there are enough people who give a damn and have the will and ability to force justice on the guilty. It's not over and it's not nearly over and it never will be over and most people will never give a damn as long as they have their Hummers and X-boxes and their smug sense of being in control. If you want to thank someone for what shreds of liberty and justice we manage to save, thank the Liberals.

If there were a God who gave a damn, we wouldn't even need a givernment.

2:39 PM  
Anonymous utah desert rat said...

If God was really responsible....she'd have had all this come out BEFORE the '04 election when it could have actually made a difference.

Oh well, baby steps........

3:39 PM  
Blogger Intellectual Insurgent said...

The Desert Rat has a point. :-)

6:03 PM  
Blogger Crankyboy said...

Maybe Rove had something to blackmail the Almighty with before '04? Maybe he was going to out God?

8:01 PM  
Blogger Petunia McGillicuddy said...

Maybe God has just been letting Rove have more rope all this time.

12:51 AM  
Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

Allow Rove enough rope and he'll lynch someone with it (and blame it on the Democrats)

6:58 AM  
Blogger Crankyboy said...

No doubt with some Republican rope lobbyist making a killing selling rope manufacturer services to the government through earmarks.

9:54 AM  

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