Wednesday, July 13, 2005

The Novak-Rove pipeline

For a bunch of reasons, it is worth looking back on the history between these two:

Rove fired from Bush Sr's '92 campaign over leak to Novak.

Karl Rove was fired from the 1992 re-election campaign of Bush Sr. for allegedly leaking a negative story about Bush loyalist/fundraiser Robert Mosbacher to Novak. Novak's piece described a meeting organized by then-Senator Phil Gramm at which Mosbacher was relieved of his duties as state campaign manager because "the president's re-election effort in Texas has been a bust." Rove was fired after Mosbacher fingered him as Novak's source.

Important because (1) it obviously supports the "ridiculous" notion that Rove leaked Plame to Novak, and (2) it tells us something about how tenaciously George II is likely to cling to his precious turd blossom. Bush hired Rove (if their relationship can be characterized that way; the other way 'round may be closer to the truth) knowing all of this. Rove got him elected Governor; Rove got him into the White House twice. As another wag pointed out, Bush firing Rove would be like Charlie McCarthy firing Edgar Bergen.

Make Rove Tom DeLay's cellmate and he'll be running our government from stir.


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