The Empty Wig on Karl Rove
House Blender Debra emailed me about this Liz Dole letter, so I went to one of my junk email accounts to see if this was in my inbox. I somehow am on the National Republican Senatorial Committee mailing list, so I get all kinds of bizarre emails from Liddy, Frist and the like.
You know the GOP is in a desperate situation when the trot wax figurehead Elizabeth Dole (R-NC) to try to explain how Karl Rove is innocent and it’s all a smear. Even Sugar Lips, in her breathless letter, can’t sweet-talk any common sense into this drivel.
Monday July 18, 2005
What the Karl Rove Issue Is Really About
The attacks from certain members of the Democratic Party against Karl Rove this week have been an absolute disgrace. This is an attempt at personal destruction and political opportunism at its very worst-it is downright shameless.
It has been reported that the liberal extremist group MoveOn.org has been giving the Democratic leadership direction over the last several months. It comes as no surprise that MoveOn.org was the first to call for Karl Rove’s resignation this week.
But for members of Congress to take part in this smear campaign, that’s an entirely different and truly unfortunate matter altogether. The Democratic leadership even brought the political attack against Mr. Rove to the floor of the United States Senate on Thursday by offering an amendment to the Homeland Security Appropriations bill that would strip his security clearance. Strip his security clearance based on what, hearsay? What an absolute sham!
This excerpt from a statement from Mr. Rove’s attorney, Robert Luskin, should help demonstrate why the Democrats are so completely and utterly off base in their political antics:
“Rove has cooperated completely with the special prosecutor, and he has been repeatedly assured he is not a target of the investigation. Rove has done nothing wrong. We’re confident that he will not become a target after the special prosecutor has reviewed all evidence.”
Majority Leader Bill Frist summed it up quite well in saying, “this is a sad and disappointing afternoon here in the United States Senate.”
Based on the information at their disposal, the Democrats have taken reckless partisan attacks to a new level. The Democratic Party leadership is in disarray and they are desperate-attacking has become their modus operandi. They have personally attacked the President’s well qualified judicial nominees. They have attacked every single plan that is put forth to address saving Social Security. Howard Dean personally attacked the Republican Party, saying its members have not worked an honest day in their lives. And the Minority Leader Harry Reid personally attacked the President of the United States by calling him a loser and a liar. The Democratic leadership has guided the Party into an abyss-no new ideas, no agenda, just negativity.
Below are some quotes from Senate Democrats that fully acknowledge the points that I am making and should serve as a reminder why it is so important to support the Republican Majority in the United States Senate.
With warmest best wishes,
There’s also a Dkos diary on this.