Allison Kilkenny: Unreported

Karl Rove and His Chins Can Go Straight to Hell

Posted in Uncategorized by allisonkilkenny on May 26, 2008

What more does Karl Rove have to do before a sane party imprisons him? A criminal hasn’t been able to waltz in and out of political affairs like this, fucking everything up, without any kind of restraint since Rasputin.

Chiff.com revisits the Rove Crimes:

  • The suspected cover-up in the Justice Department scandal, which resulted in a number of US attorneys’ firings, who were likely dismissed because of political pressures
  • The millions of missing e-mails written by him in connection with the the case, and is currenty scheduled to testify before the House Judiciary Committee on July 10, 2008
  • The targeting of former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman, led by Rove, to oust him and other Democrats from power on trumped up corruption charges
  • His alleged involvement in the Valerie Plame investigation

At this stage, I would be simply giddy if Congress showed even the slightest degree of sternness when dealing with Rove.

Rove is so confident that he’s untouchable that he doesn’t even deny he had something to do with Siegelmangate. How should Congress handle someone so smug and self-assured in the absence of his own conscience? He looks happy as a pig rolling in mud any time he lies. I know we’ve evolved past the days of shooting someone this unconscionably corrupt, but….fuck.

I’d be happy if Waxman chewed him out publicly — on camera — so parents could at least point to their television screens and tell their children that THIS is what happens to bad men. They’re punished by the law, and no one is above the law.

Yeah right, like that will happen.

Source: HuffPo

Former Bush chief strategist Karl Rove deliberately declined to deny his involvement in the controversial prosecution of Don Siegelman, the former Alabama Governor whose arrest on grounds of corruption appeared politically motivated.

Rove and his balls of steel also deny having anything to do with the decline of the GOP. The rest of the Huffpo article, along with a video of Rove refusing to answer Siegelmangate questioning is behind the cut for your enjoyment.

Do you think his chins jiggle because they long to speak the truth?

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Rove Doesn’t Deny Involvement in Siegelman Case, Dismisses Role In GOP Decline

Sam Stein, Huffpo

Former Bush chief strategist Karl Rove deliberately declined to deny his involvement in the controversial prosecution of Don Siegelman, the former Alabama Governor whose arrest on grounds of corruption appeared politically motivated.

In an at times dismissive interview with ABC’s “This Week” Rove said that he would not respond to a subpoena by the House Judiciary Committee imploring his testimony in the Siegelman case. Asked if he had ever made contact with the Justice Department, the man known as Bush’s brain said:

“I read about — I’m going to simply say what I’ve said before, which is I found out about Don Siegelman’s investigation and indictment by reading it in the newspaper.”

“But that’s not a denial,” said the host George Stephanopoulos.

“I’ve — you know, I read – I heard about it, read about it, learned about it for the first time by reading about it in the newspaper,” Rove replied.

Siegelman was sentenced to more than seven years in prison in 2006 under a bribery conviction. But his case had heavy hints of political motivation. Recently, a Republican campaign volunteer issued sworn testimony that she overheard a phone conversation suggesting Rove was linked to his case.

Rove’s refusal to explicitly deny an involvement in the Siegelman affair was not his only newsworthy moment Sunday. Earlier in the interview, he denied that he was serving as an “informal adviser” to Sen. John McCain, saying, simply, that he and the candidate exchanged “chit chat.”

Later, he was asked to explain why his vision for an “endurable” Republican majority – a political game plan that he helped put in place following George Bush’s election in 2000 – had sputtered so miserably. Acknowledging that the GOP was “in a bad place today,” Rove nevertheless refused to bear any burden for the party’s woes, chalking it up to historical cycles and an overeager press hell bent on ginning up scandal.

“Let’s go back to 2006 for just a minute since this was your jumping off point. Remember, this is an average off-year election. If you look at the second midterm elections of presidents, the White House party loses an average of 29 seats in the house and five seats in the senate. We lost 30 in the house and six in the senate. And we lost them by awful slim numbers. Out of over 80 million votes cast in U.S. house races the Republicans… lost by 85,000 votes. We lost control of the Senate by 3,562 votes in Montana. Now, we lost. I don’t disagree, we lost. But let’s put it in proper context. This was a very narrow defeat. In fact, if you look at it the Democrats were very smart. They ran culturally conservative candidates and accentuated one issue for the house. Scandals… The war, if you take a look at people who voted Republican in ’04 who voted Democrat in ’06 for congress, the number one issue was scandals.”

“You’re just not going to look backward, are you?” asked a somewhat flummoxed Stephanopoulos

“Well, look, elections are about the future,” Rove replied. “And the answer — the question — the answer to your question is what do you do in order to put yourself in a better place in and the way you put yourself in a better place is to talk about the things that got you there in the first place.”

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