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"VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: Karl Rove Holds 'Free Don Siegelman' Banner with BRAD BLOG Contributor; Says Republican Operative 'Lied' About Dirty Tricks He Allegedly Asked Her to Commit Against AL's Jailed Former Democratic Governor"
(36 Responses so far...)
COMMENT #1 [Permalink]
said on 2/26/2008 @ 5:13 am PT...
rove is not a myth, his integrity is.
COMMENT #2 [Permalink]
said on 2/26/2008 @ 6:01 am PT...
Scumbag extrodinaire. Do you think he ever had a conscience? I'd really like to see someone prove he met with her. Show this lying sucker up for what he is.
COMMENT #3 [Permalink]
said on 2/26/2008 @ 7:15 am PT...
When will they tell us how the court reporter, Jimmy Dickens died?
Was his death anything like Ray Lemme's "suicide," accident or "heart attack?"
Re: Jill Simpson's testimony, native Alabamian John Caylor wrote this: "Two days after Alabama Republican party attorney Jill Simpson testified behind closed doors to the House Judiciary Committee investigating Karl Rove and the President of the United States of plotting criminal prosecutions against foes, two United States Attorneys linked as witnesses in the corruption probe and quite possibly working on the same "Aztec Environmental" case implicating the President and his brother Jeb Bush are compromised - one dead -one apparently framed."
(Runyon suicided with a gunshot wound; and Atchison, found dead in his cell)
COMMENT #4 [Permalink]
said on 2/26/2008 @ 7:25 am PT...
The banner is a taunt, but there is more. He wants to be caught because there is guilt inside and he knows the greatest crimes that are converting America into Amurka happened on his watch.
The guilt will eat at him all the days of his life unless he comes clean. But it is becoming clear to me that the guilt is getting to him.
He will react to it like psychos do, and do things to get caught ... like all mass murders do:
It's a cold, gray day in December, and I'm walking down Sixtieth Street in the Dora district of Baghdad, one of the most violent and fearsome of the city's no-go zones. Devastated by five years of clashes between American forces, Shiite militias, Sunni resistance groups and Al Qaeda, much of Dora is now a ghost town. This is what "victory" looks like in a once upscale neighborhood of Iraq: Lakes of mud and sewage fill the streets. Mountains of trash stagnate in the pungent liquid. Most of the windows in the sand-colored homes are broken, and the wind blows through them, whistling eerily. House after house is deserted, bullet holes pockmarking their walls, their doors open and unguarded, many emptied of furniture. What few furnishings remain are covered by a thick layer of the fine dust that invades every space in Iraq. Looming over the homes are twelve-foot-high security walls built by the Americans to separate warring factions and confine people to their own neighborhood. Emptied and destroyed by civil war,walled off by President Bush's much-heralded "surge," Dora feels more like a desolate, post-apocalyptic maze of concrete tunnels than a living, inhabited neighborhood. Apart from our footsteps, there is complete silence.
(Rolling Stone, emphasis added). You are "doin a heckuva job" on foreign policy bushies. It is quite foreign to American policy, but right down your sewer filled Amurkan streets.
You will be judged.
American flag waived, Amurkan flag waved ...
COMMENT #5 [Permalink]
said on 2/26/2008 @ 8:15 am PT...
OFF TOPIC ALERT -
There's a House Judiciary Committee Meeting going on RIGHT NOW!!
Tuesday 02/26/2008 - 9:25 AM
2141 Rayburn House Office Building
Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties
Meeting to consider: A resolution authorizing the Chairman of the committee to issue a subpoena to J. Kenneth Blackwell for testimony and related documents at a hearing before the Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties regarding voter suppression.
You can watch the live webcast at that link.
Right now they're talking about voter caging. Haven't seen Blackwell yet, so don't know if he showed up or not.
COMMENT #6 [Permalink]
said on 2/26/2008 @ 8:37 am PT...
"look, I’m a myth. I’m not a human being."
He's approximately half-right.
COMMENT #7 [Permalink]
said on 2/26/2008 @ 9:14 am PT...
I find it interesting that Rove was more specific about what he asked Simpson to do. I think Simpson was toning down the request because it was in a newscast and perhaps because what he said was just too offensive for her. According to the above, Rove asked for:
"..I asked her to get pictures of Governor Siegelman with - naked pictures of him with his aides - ..."
Simpson didn't say that- Rove did.
Sounds like Rove was quoting himself rather than Simpson.
COMMENT #8 [Permalink]
said on 2/26/2008 @ 10:27 am PT...
Brilliant stuff, Alan! Especially good job on framing the questions in a way that encourages the subject to do the talking, and getting out of the way so the interviewee can give longer, more detailed and more candid answers. Well done.
COMMENT #9 [Permalink]
said on 2/26/2008 @ 10:47 am PT...
Who but blinded patriots (and I don't mean physically) that are a minority of Americans believe anything kkkarl says. Seems to me that pimple would pop if forced to testify under oath.
COMMENT #10 [Permalink]
said on 2/26/2008 @ 11:23 am PT...
They're trying to discredit Simpson by insinuating she keeps "changing her story" by adding additional information.
She's probably been wondering if she'll live long enough to tell the rest of it. I don't blame her a bit for being careful, or afraid.
The good ole boys were probably laughing while they watched her house burn to the ground, and while running her car off the road. That's how they work....
Then when the tragedy rumors fly around town, they say, "AWWW I heard about that. Ain't that too bad?"
She ought to set up a web site and put the documentation and proof out there if it looks like they're going to try and smear her further.
She's messin' with the "Big Boys" who socialize with million dollar consultants who can write a plan, and concoct a design to smear her into the ground.
Governor Patton's mistress, Tina Conner, left the state of Kentucky in fear for her life. And, she's the one who ended up paying the biggest price with the courts.
They went after HER with a vengeance. Imagine that.
COMMENT #11 [Permalink]
said on 2/26/2008 @ 12:04 pm PT...
I still can't get over the photo of Brad with the cigarette. I never make it past that when I come here. Easily one of the funniest things I have ever seen.
COMMENT #12 [Permalink]
said on 2/26/2008 @ 12:28 pm PT...
When I watched Mr. Rove give his official 'dis-engagement' speech, from one of the WH lawns, I was struck by his contextual verbiage. It wasn't lost on me that he spoke of 'spending more time with his family'. That, of course. would be his extended family of body politic. The game is afoot.
COMMENT #13 [Permalink]
said on 2/26/2008 @ 12:37 pm PT...
Wow, awesome work Alan! Next time, see if you can work in a Kick Me sign and give Karl a nice pat on the back.
COMMENT #14 [Permalink]
said on 2/26/2008 @ 1:53 pm PT...
COMMENT #15 [Permalink]
said on 2/26/2008 @ 2:55 pm PT...
I saw a little segment with Simpson on MSNBC with Dan Abrams, and when confronted with denials from Republican officials in Alabama that they didn't know her and that she was never active in the Republican Party, she mentioned that she had phone records of their conversations with her. Of course, it's too much to hope for that she would have anything concrete with Rove. He's much too clever for that.
COMMENT #16 [Permalink]
said on 2/26/2008 @ 5:43 pm PT...
karl, clever? This ignorant sob is selling our country down the river. He will be remembered in history as one who conspired with bush and the rest of his shitpile to destroy our constitution, our freedom, all for personal gain. Fuck him. He's not clever, he's a two-bit jerk.
COMMENT #17 [Permalink]
said on 2/26/2008 @ 5:58 pm PT...
You mean Brad doesn't really smoke?
COMMENT #18 [Permalink]
said on 2/26/2008 @ 6:25 pm PT...
Weird, embarassed reaction by Rove.
Oh well, let us hope that the era of this "Soviet Union" politics and the media pundits orgasming over the cleverness and effectivness of such tactics in politics is over.
Don't hold your breath.
Psssst! Do something! Call somebody, make your voice heard.
COMMENT #19 [Permalink]
said on 2/26/2008 @ 7:38 pm PT...
ReDUMBlicans know no boundaries. They keep sniffing
Karl Rove's fat arse and wrecking their party with his advice. Their party is OVER.
COMMENT #20 [Permalink]
JUDGE OF JUDGES
said on 2/26/2008 @ 7:55 pm PT...
COMMENT #21 [Permalink]
said on 2/26/2008 @ 8:13 pm PT...
The videos aren't available any more on Youtube. Does Rove have operatives inside Youtube? Maybe he convinced someone at the NSA who is working in the telecoms to block the videos from Youtube. Is there another place to see them?
COMMENT #22 [Permalink]
said on 2/26/2008 @ 8:23 pm PT...
Ah, the videos are back. Don't know what happened. There was a message that said they were unavailable. That was great getting Rove to roll out the sign. Excellent. I think Rove should use the "I'm a myth defense in front of congress."
COMMENT #23 [Permalink]
said on 2/26/2008 @ 8:53 pm PT...
That's a screen saver JOJ, Thanks!
COMMENT #24 [Permalink]
said on 2/27/2008 @ 1:59 am PT...
Notice how Rove emphatically stated twice that he had "never met this woman", and then later changed it to "I DON'T THINK I've ever met the woman."
This is how these republican scumbags lie and deceive. They make one definite statement, a lie, and then slyly and subtly insert an "out" in case it comes back to bite them in the ass.
He knows how to talk and manipulate perception. He's like the David Copperfield of doublespeak.
I still don't understand why such a blatant criminal is not behind bars at Gitmo as a traitor.
COMMENT #25 [Permalink]
JUDGE OF JUDGES
said on 2/27/2008 @ 3:15 am PT...
. . . rove knows where all the gerbils are buried.
COMMENT #26 [Permalink]
said on 2/27/2008 @ 4:52 am PT...
He must have meant the crime family. But that seems strange since most of them are in DC.
COMMENT #27 [Permalink]
said on 2/27/2008 @ 5:18 am PT...
Here is a picture of Larry Craig and KKKarl Rove in a bathroom on a trip to Bullshitistan.
They are both dressed in local garb.
COMMENT #28 [Permalink]
said on 2/27/2008 @ 5:27 am PT...
Isn't there any angry wackos out there?
Anne Coulter could write a story titled; "They Killed the wrong Rove".
or; "They should of flown the plane into Karl Rove's house".
or; "I was going to talk about Karl, but I would have to go to detox if I used the words "fat friggin faggot".
What can be said by someone, like myself, Liberal gay man, that has not already been used by the slime on the "Right", when talking about, who they believe, is not worthy of the very air they breath.
I did email Rove, along with many others, and told him he was a "piece of shit".
I guess that is a pretty good discription.
COMMENT #29 [Permalink]
said on 2/27/2008 @ 9:05 am PT...
You mean he didn't have you thrown out on your butt for this stunt? He went ahead and posed for a photo with you? That's pretty classy.
Karl Rove has done nothing wrong. Tell that to Jason Leopold next time you see him. Is he still waiting for that indictment to come down "within the next 24 hours"? LOL!
COMMENT #30 [Permalink]
said on 2/27/2008 @ 12:29 pm PT...
FYI - A closer look at my exchange with Rove reveals one particular oddity:
Rove: “Hi, Karl Rove”
Alan: “Alan Breslauer”
Rove: “Hey Alan, nice to meet you”
Alan: “Do you mind holding this with me [inaudible - might be ”while we do this“]
Rove: ”What is this, what is this“
Rove: ”No, no, you can hold that one“
Alan: ”I'll hold it, all right“
Rove: ”You can hold that one, you can hold that one“
Rove: ”I'll look skeptically at it“
Alan: ”Come on, just hold it“
Woman's Voice: ”You don't need to do this. You don't have to do that. No. No“
Alan: ”Sure, sure I do“
Rove: ”Nice to meet you, thanks“
Alan walking away but not in the video: ”Free him“
WHY would Rove be skeptical about Freeing Don Siegelman? Why would Rove care one way or the other about anything Siegelman related? Would a truly disinterested party make that statement?
COMMENT #31 [Permalink]
Elisabeth Ham, Tulsa, Ok.
said on 2/27/2008 @ 2:51 pm PT...
I agree with an earlier comment. I watched the whole interview on 60 Minutes and I never heard her quote Rove as getting "naked" pictures. Was that a slip on Rove's part or did he just remember what he had actually said to her?
COMMENT #32 [Permalink]
said on 2/28/2008 @ 9:15 am PT...
... RH Potfry said on 2/26/2008 @ 12:04 pm PT...
"I still can't get over the photo of Brad with the cigarette. I never make it past that when I come here. Easily one of the funniest things I have ever seen."
Doin' his Edward R Murrow shtick.
COMMENT #33 [Permalink]
said on 2/28/2008 @ 2:44 pm PT...
Brad's got a lot of explaining to do. I enlarged the cigarette. IT'S A CANDY CIGARETTE. THAT PROVES BRAD IS CIA.
Just kidding. Great job making Karl squirm.
COMMENT #34 [Permalink]
said on 2/29/2008 @ 2:04 am PT...
That is priceless Alan! Karl is pretty good at hiding his emotions, but his hair must have stood on end when he read your sign.
COMMENT #35 [Permalink]
what now toons
said on 3/2/2008 @ 11:22 am PT...
I love it, a classic moment in guerrella political theatre.
cartoons for the coming progressive age
COMMENT #36 [Permalink]
said on 3/4/2008 @ 1:46 pm PT...