Yes Bush did this too.
No. This is unique to Obama (though The Clintons singled out Rush as a racist)
This is backfiring... an administration going after a private citizen?
Front page on Drudge for more than 24-hours.
ENEMIES LIST: WHITE HOUSE PLOTS LIMBAUGH COVERAGE
A guy with 3-hours a day, and other radio hosts defending him?
They would have been much better off leaving him be instead of making him a factor.
But Obama is true to his Alinsky roots.
Isolate and destroy was the intention behind "don't listen to Rush".
And their endless lies about what Rush's "I want him to fail" means.
Plame and Wilson were not targeted by Bush.
Fitzgerald should have focused on Armitage when it was realized Armitage did the leaking.
That is why Fitzgerald's quick revelation of Blago looked odd; like he was trying to protect Obama.
CNN and NPR good enough for you libs?
CNN.com - Sources: State Department official source of Plame leak - Aug 30, 2006
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Former Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage was the source who revealed the identity of CIA officer Valerie Plame to syndicated columnist Robert Novak in 2003, touching off a federal investigation, two sources familiar with Armitage's role tell CNN.
The sources said Armitage revealed Plame's role at the CIA almost inadvertently in a casual conversation with Novak, and it is not clear if he knew her identity was classified at the time.
The revelation that Armitage was the source of Novak's column is somewhat anticlimactic for Bush administration critics who had used the story as a weapon in Washington's partisan battles.Try again... Obama has a monopoly on this... and all in his first month !!!Armitage Was Source of Plame Leak, Book Says : NPR
Said to be a notorious gossip, Armitage told several reporters about Valerie Plame's role with the CIA -- but he reportedly didn't realize for several months that he was the source described in one of their articles.
Robert Novak then printed a piece in which he identified Wilson's wife as a CIA worker -- in fact, her job at the time was at the classified level. Novak has written of learning about Wilson's wife from someone who was not "a partisan gunslinger."
I AM DEPLORABLE.
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Moderator's Warning: I don't want to see any more threats or namecalling in this thread. Capiche?
Originally Posted by Jerry
Murray Waas Blog Archive Exclusive: Cheney’s admissions to the CIA leak prosecutor and FBIVice President Dick Cheney, according to a still-highly confidential FBI report, admitted to federal investigators that he rewrote talking points for the press in July 2003 that made it much more likely that the role of then-covert CIA-officer Valerie Plame in sending her husband on a CIA-sponsored mission to Africa would come to light.
Cheney conceded during his interview with federal investigators that in drawing attention to Plameís role in arranging her husbandís Africa trip reporters might also unmask her role as CIA officer.
Nothing was ever made clear. Was she actually undercover? Nobody was ever charged with outing a CIA agent. Who exactly was Bush supposed to hold accountable when even the prosecutor didn't hold anybody accountable?
that's funny stuff.
From a strategy perspective, it's a risky but possibly very good move. Limbaugh, fairly or not, is considered by the vast majority of non-listeners to be fairly right-of-center and ideological. If Obama can use him to paint republicans too reactionary and vicious, then it's entirely a point in his favor.
But do you not think the president looks foolish signling out entertainers?
Matthew 10:34Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.