Show some character, you lying pr*ck in the White House
Sully hits the nail on the head. It’s the lying and dancing around what’s happened. It hasn’t been THAT long since the Right was getting its jollies by endlessly dogging Clinton for his dance of dissembling about a freaking blow job. That era seems so quaint now…
Two points, briefly:
1. People need to stop hiding behind Clintonian semantics here and understand that even if no actual technical violation of the law is found in the Rove/Plame case it will still be true, based on what we know now from the Time emails, that White House actions compromised a CIA asset during a time of war. What would Hannity, Limbaugh, Scarborough and all the cable loudmouths be saying if it had been Sidney Blumenthal?
2. Scott McClellan once told the American people that Karl Rove was not involved in any way, and that the President would remove anyone found to be involved. During the Lewinsky scandal many people insisted that it was not the sex that bothered them, but it was the lying, spinning, parsing, and direct misleading of the American people that offended them, and that came to define the Clinton White House. What would the cable loudmouths be saying if instead of McClellan it had been McCurry?
This isn’t about technical violations or a game of gotcha. It’s about character, and George Bush needs to show some.