Rove must go

July 19th, 2005 – 9:49 pm
Tagged as: Politics

As the Bush administration tries to sweep the Rove story off the front pages by quickly nominating a new Supreme Court justice, I’ll take a moment to point to a couple of interesting Plame-related items.

First, there’s this ABC News poll:

Should Karl Rove Be Fired If He Leaked Classified Information?
Yes No
All 75% 15%
Republicans 71 17
Independents 74 17
Democrats 83 12

In my mind this illustrates that when the media wants to actually dig into a story and pass the facts along to the American people, the people can make the right decisions. Too bad the corporate media apparently only do that when they themselves have been the target of one of the White House disinformation campaigns.

There’s also this great piece of commentary by Markos Moulitsas Zúniga (aka kos):

Right-thinking people — even Republicans — should look at these unfolding events with horror. I would certainly feel betrayed and angry if a Democratic administration thusly endangered national security and undermined our non-proliferation efforts. I wouldn’t make apologies for it. I wouldn’t rationalize it, attempt to distract with irrelevant, tangential points. I would demand accountability.

But to modern-day Republicans and their apologists, they can do no wrong. No Republican’s action is worthy of scorn or censure. They are perfect. Flawless. Immune to error. Godlike.

How someone could be reduced to that level is beyond me. Republicans have now sent notice that they place allegiance to party and power above their allegiance to the United States of America. To them, the elephant flies above the Stars and Stripes.

Hopefully after the SCOTUS talk dies down again, people will still remember Rove and the lies told on his behalf (by both the White House and others), but that might not happen until Fitzgerald (the special prosecutor) starts handing out the indictments.

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