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MoveOn.org has "Fire Rove" TV ad racked up and ready

MoveOn.org plans to launch a TV ad campaign tomorrow calling for lying sack of sh*t Rove to be canned.

A new TV ad calls on the President to keep his word and fire his top political advisor Karl Rove for disclosing the identity of Valerie Plame Wilson, a covert CIA agent. The ad features White House spokesman Scott McClellan contradicting his 2003 statements when asked last week if the President plans to fire Karl Rove.

The ad begins airing tomorrow, within 48 hours of the President’s flip-flop on an earlier commitment to fire anyone involved in blowing her cover. In June 2004, when asked whether he would fire anyone involved in the Plame outing, President Bush replied, “Yes” to a group of reporters. On Monday, however, the President flip-flopped and added the qualifier that it would have to be shown that a crime was committed.

Two senior White House officials, Karl Rove and Lewis “Scooter” Libby, have been implicated in the scandal for outing the agent.

“The President should stand by his pledge to the American people and fire Karl Rove,” said Tom Matzzie, Washington Director of MoveOn.org Political Action. “Karl Rove recklessly and maliciously revealed the identity of a covert CIA operative to discredit critics of the Iraq war. Rove either broke the law or was grossly negligent. In either case, he damaged our national security and shouldn’t be working in the White House,” said Matzzie.

Here is the description of the ad; you can watch it here:

MoveOn.org Political Action

TV :30

“Fire Rove”

MOP-05-801

VIDEO — OPEN ON TV IMAGE OF SCOTT MCCLELLAN AT A WHITE HOUSE PRESS BRIEFING. ON-SCREEN TITLES REVEAL THE DATE TO BE SEPT. 16, 2003. BELOW THE TV IMAGE, THE WORD ‘THEN’ IS SUPERED ON THE SCREEN. FROM OFF CAMERA, A REPORTER IS ASKING MCCLELLAND A QUESTION.

AUDIO — REPORTER 1: Wilson now believes that the person who did this was Karl Rove…

MCCLELLAN: I haven’t heard that. That’s just totally ridiculous.

VIDEO — CUT TO FOOTAGE FROM A LATER PRESS BRIEFING – SEPT 29, 2003. MCCLELLAN IS RESPONDING TO A SIMILAR QUESTION.

MCCLELLAN: If anyone in this administration was involved in it, they would no longer be in this administration.

VIDEO — FADE TO BLACK. FADE UP ON A TV IMAGE OF MCCLELLAND AT ANOTHER WHITE HOUSE PRESS BRIEFING, NOW JULY 11, 2005. BELOW THE TV IMAGE, THE WORD ‘NOW’ IS SUPERED ON THE SCREEN. FROM OFF CAMERA, A REPORTER IS ASKING MCCLELLAN A QUESTION.

REPORTER 1: Don’t you owe the American people a fuller explanation?

MCCLELLAN: David, there will be a time to talk about this, but now is not the time.

VIDEO — A MONTAGE OF MCCLELLAN’S EVASIVE RESPONSES TO QUESTIONING FROM THE SAME JULY 11, 2005 PRESS BRIEFING.

MCCLELLAN: The White House is not going to comment on it.

MCCLELLAN: We’re not going to get into commenting.

MCCLELLAN: You have my response.

MCCLELLAN: We’re not going to get into commenting on it.

MCCLELLAN: Again, I’ve responded to the question.

VIDEO — CUT TO END CARD READING: “STOP THE COVER-UP. FIRE KARL ROVE.” AT SCREEN BOTTOM SUPER “PAID FOR BY MOVEON.ORG POLITICAL ACTION, WWW.MOVEONPAC.ORG. NOT AUTHORIZED BY ANY CANDIDATE OR CANDIDATE’S COMMITTEE. MOVEON.ORG POLITICAL ACTION IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONTENT OF THIS ADVERTISEMENT”.

AUDIO — ANNOUNCER (VO): MoveOn.org Political Action is responsible for the content of this advertisement.

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