The Rove situation is beginning to take shape. Rove's lawyer, predictably, says Karl didn't leak Plame's name, although he admits Rove talked to Cooper at that time. We also know that Rove at one spoint said something to the effect that "Wilson's wife was fair game." At least two people so far have claimed that Rove was the leaker, and there are apparently rumors to the effect that many people knew Rove was the guilty party. And it certainly looks like the kind of dirty trick Rove would have done. He certainly has a reputation for such things. I'm betting on Rove as the guilty party (whether he is ultimately actually found guilty or not). Schumer has challenged Rove to say, himself, that he is not guilty, but what do you think? Rove will just claim that his lawyer has told him to say nothing. Novak, a Republican operative for years, who must have known all along who the guilty party was/is, says he will clear everything up - but only after the issue is already settled. Thanks Bob.
It seems that Falwell has already been gathering together his Churches of the Absolutely Bonkers to insure that Bush nominates a right wing anti-abortionist to the Supreme Court (right-wingers assume that Bush owes them this, which he probably does). The fact that some 65 percent of Americans apparently favor abortion rights means nothing to these narrow-minded ideologues who are determined to force their views on the majority. Some people have already suggested a new Civil War might be in the making over this. The evangelists are even campaigning against the current Attorney General as his views on abortion are, according to them, suspect. Wow, if Gonzales is not regarded as conservative enough just imagine who they may have in mind - Genghis Khan suggests itself. Oh, no, he wasn't "Born Again." I fear that Bush is just stupid enough to try to force his right wing will on the rest of us.
The one good thing that might come of all this is that Bolton may simply drop out of the picture. It could be the case that with bigger battles looming Bush may not want to fight any longer for Bolton. At least we can hope.
As our two Idaho Senators never vote against the Republican program I am suggesting that we replace them with robots. It would certainly be a lot cheaper and would accomplish the same thing. There was apparently a moment in the Senate not long ago when Senator Byrd put Rumsfeld in his place in a rather awkward moment. The press never mentioned this. The MSM is our greatest enemy and will be difficult to overcome. But we must prevail.