July 12, 2005

the Moral Low Ground...

Cliff May writes...

Two possibilities and a world of difference between them:

1) Rove knowingly exposed a covert CIA agent as a way to “punish” Joe Wilson.

2) Rove was asked why the Bush administration would send someone like Joe Wilson to Africa on a secret mission for the CIA. Rove answered: “We didn’t. His wife works at the CIA. She got him the assignment.”

If it’s (1) Rove did wrong and probably deserves to be prosecuted.

If it’s (2) Rove was merely telling the truth to a reporter about a curious situation -- unusual perhaps, but hardly criminal or even scandalous.

I know which I think is more likely. I’m not sure that will matter much to the MSM which smells blood in the water.

They smell blood, because they are the Media Wing of the Democrat Party. This has nothing to do with "news gathering," or journalism, it's naked politics.

But my guess is that the Left has blown its credibility in so many ways, that they won't be able to do much damage. They've lost any claim to the high ground, by opposing, with pompous moral posturing, everything the Administration does...including the most idealistic and beneficial, and including the heroism and sacrifices of our military. People who would gladly put Saddam back in power if it would hurt Bush, are in no position to get huffy about Karl Rove.

Posted by John Weidner at July 12, 2005 8:05 AM
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