• Karl Rove Didn't Want Attorneys to Get Fired, He Wanted Them to Get Tasty Treats

    karlroveFor whatever reason the House Judiciary Committee insists on investigating things that happened in the past, like members of the Bush administration allegedly breaking the law, instead of things that are going to happen in the future, like Barack Obama's confirmed plot to kill seniors. Ugh, bureaucrats!

    Anyway, yesterday these backward-lookers dredged up 6,000 pages of documents about the 2006 firings of nine United States Attorneys, a scandal that resulted in serious consequences for students at Texas Tech University, and somehow poor Karl Rove got dragged into the mess

    [Rove aide Scott] Jennings wondered "what else I can do to move this process forward" in one e-mail, and told Griffin in another that, "I would really like to move forward with getting rid of NM US ATTY."

    Rove told the judiciary committee, according to transcripts of his interview, that Jennings was "freelancing" in his attempts to have Iglesias fired, but [former White House Counsel Harriet] Miers, in her interview, said that a very "agitated" Rove telephoned her from New Mexico in September 2006, saying that Iglesias was "a serious problem and he wanted something done about it."

    There you go! All Karl Rove said was that he "wanted something done" about the New Mexico attorney. That doesn't mean he wanted the guy to get fired, for heaven's sake. My guess? Karl Rove just wanted someone to send Mr. Iglesias a fruit basket, to make him feel like a team player. I bet Karl Rove sent lots of people inspirational fruit baskets over the years.

    Not that the liberal media will ever report on that completely obvious explanation for everything.

    Tags: Harriet Miers, Karl Rove


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