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    Re: Do you remember President Bush or his Press Secretaries singling out...

    Quote Originally Posted by WillRockwell View Post
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    Re: Do you remember President Bush or his Press Secretaries singling out...

    Quote Originally Posted by the makeout hobo View Post
    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.
    The dems have had 20 years to bring down Rush... .

    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.
    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.
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    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."
    Try again... Obama has a monopoly on this... and all in his first month !!!
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    Re: Do you remember President Bush or his Press Secretaries singling out...

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    Re: Do you remember President Bush or his Press Secretaries singling out...

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    The dems have had 20 years to bring down Rush... .

    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?





    Try again... Obama has a monopoly on this... and all in his first month !!!
    Bush did say he would hold accountable whomever outed Plame's CIA status. The fact that he didn't does make things look bad.
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    Re: Do you remember President Bush or his Press Secretaries singling out...

    Quote Originally Posted by independent_thinker2002 View Post
    Bush did say he would hold accountable whomever outed Plame's CIA status. The fact that he didn't does make things look bad.
    It wasn't quite that simple, was it?

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    Re: Do you remember President Bush or his Press Secretaries singling out...

    Quote Originally Posted by sazerac View Post
    It wasn't quite that simple, was it?
    I'm not sure what you mean.
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    Re: Do you remember President Bush or his Press Secretaries singling out...

    Quote Originally Posted by sazerac View Post
    It wasn't quite that simple, was it?
    Seems pretty simple, he was Armitage's boss, if he held a meeting he could have discovered Armitage slipped the leak in about an hour. The fact that he never learned that is puzzling. Besides, evidence indicates that Armitage was not the point man in the Plame leak:

    Vice 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.
    Murray Waas Blog Archive Exclusive: Cheney’s admissions to the CIA leak prosecutor and FBI

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    Re: Do you remember President Bush or his Press Secretaries singling out...

    Quote Originally Posted by independent_thinker2002 View Post
    I'm not sure what you mean.
    It wasn't like somebody from his administration was found guilty of outing a CIA agent. Then he could have kept his promise.

    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?

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    Re: Do you remember President Bush or his Press Secretaries singling out...

    Quote Originally Posted by sazerac View Post
    It wasn't like somebody from his administration was found guilty of outing a CIA agent. Then he could have kept his promise.

    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?
    Why wasn't the prosecutor able to hold anyone accountable?

    Are you saying that Bush's underlings invoked executive priveledge when he inquired about the outing?
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    Re: Do you remember President Bush or his Press Secretaries singling out...

    Quote Originally Posted by the makeout hobo View Post
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    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?


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