July 13, 2005
The BuzzFlash Mailbag
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Subject: Bush has confidence in Rove
There are tons of stories on the internet with the title "Bush has Confidence in Rove."
You know what? My tax money pays for his salary & I don't have any confidence in him. He outed an undercover CIA agent - it doesn't matter whether he did it on purpose or not - he did it. He can not be trusted with any kind of classified information. Period. Zero confidence.
I may be overly naive, but if I was the one who had inadvertently outed someone, I would have immediately come forward, admitted the error & resigned. I believe most people would. That is what you do when you make a grave error - at least that is the way I was brought up, my values, if you will.
I don't know whether Rove will be convicted of a crime or not, that is not the point. The point is he exposed one of our own. That was wrong & it is wrong if Bush keeps him in his current position.
Subject: Who Is Novak's Second Source?
Please investigate and report back to the good people of Earth:
1.) Who is Novak's second source?
Is it Cheney?
Hey, where is Cheney? Maybe that's why he had a recent visit to the heart doctor? Is there a connection between Dick's heart trouble and the rovegate?
2.) What is the real story behind Judith Miller? Is Judith Miller protecting herself? Is Judith Miller protecting Cheney?
3.) Can you say: "Obstruction of Justice"?
4.) What does Cheney know and when did he know it?
5.) What does Bush know, and when did he know it?
6.) What about Jeff Gannon? What is his role in this scandal? Who told Jeff Gannon about Valerie?
7.) Who told Rove in the first place?
8.) How did Rove know Valerie was a CIA agent in the first place?
Please find these answers and report back, asap.
May the Force be with you.
[BuzzFlash Note: These are all good questions. It's Peter Fitzgerald's job to get us the answers. Let's hope investigative reporters are working on it, too.]
Subject: Karl Rove's Place in History?
Will he go down as just another lying White House official or as the one whose lie changed the world? How? - The truth became self-evident: That the representative form of government could not deliver on the promise. It was now either give up on the "of, for and by the people" stuff, or do something to bring this about. Otherwise, what with war, global warming and such, humankind would have continued down the dead-end straight ahead until it's too late; so. with everything to gain and nothing to lose ...
Which way, America? It's up to us!
A BuzzFlash Reader
Karl Rove should be fired along with G. Bush and D. Cheney. G. Bush was in the middle of all of this discussion about the CIA's wife. Bush should be impeached for starting this war with Iraq. Wilson told the truth that G. Bush fabricated the information for his reasons for going to war.
A BuzzFlash Reader
Subject: Scottie in the Hot Seat
Perhaps it would be in Scott McClellan's best interest to just shut up and say nothing unless he has his attorney present at the White House press conferences.
It is now an undeniable fact that Karl Rove disclosed the identity of a CIA operative to Matthew Cooper and others.
This is a felony under federal law.
This is also known as treason.
To lie or prevaricate in order to cover up that act of treason is itself an act of treason.
By his very act of lying, or stonewalling, or whatever one may wish to call it, Scott McClellan is incriminating himself of this treason with every word.
Lie upon lie, treason upon treason.
Shut up, Scottie, unless you really like the feel of rope around your neck.
And Scottie's boss is saying nothing. Silence, in this case, is treason as well.
Stanley R. Day
Subject: The S**t Has Hit the Fan
I have been advocating writing to your congress people and the editorial pages of your local papers with an intent to raise the public consciousness of the Bush criminal administration and their nefarious deeds for a long time now. I myself have done exactly what I asked others to do. It seems that those simple tactics have made no real difference in how our "leaders" respond in this oppressive climate we are living in today. The administration's lies and treacheries and sublimation of media and its responsibility continue on as the American people find themselves at a point of no return in the quest for true justice and representation. It's time, folks, to take this country back from the powers that be by taking to the streets and demanding our President resign from office. No more s**t from the mightiest bullsh**ter of all ... GW Bush.
Subject: We would like to know
I thought GW Bush said he was going to have a white house press conference once a month. Did he have one last month and will he have one this month? Will he only answer questions he gets in advance so his people can write out the answers? Will he only call on the right-wing media? God only knows how many crimes this administration has committed! We will not know for several years! Also does anyone in their right mind think for one minute when Joe Wilson came forward with critical info on the Bush people that Karl Rove did not have every single thing that has ever been a part of Joe Wilson's life right in front of him within minutes? That's how they work! They attack those who dare say anything they don't like!
A BuzzFlash Reader
Subject: Her cover
I do believe it is quite possible Judith Miller is an undercover operative for the Bush administration and the job at the NY Times is her cover. I don't think her sitting in jail has anything to do with journalism. She just doesn't want to get caught.
Based on the above quote from Scott McClellan, we must then assume that Jeff Gannon, the male prostitute and fake journalist, was in the press corps with Bu$h blessings ...
... just asking.
PS - By the way ... if I recall correctly, Jeff Gannon also knew the identity of Mrs. Wilson.
Subject: If Valerie Plame Was a Housewife
Could Rove or anyone else get even with her husband by outing her, if she was a housewife, 9 to 5'er? No, what would be the purpose? Could they get back at him, if she was not an operative, but simply worked for the cia in a safe job, office work? No, what would be the purpose? The only way to get back at her husband, was to out a cia operative. Putting the fear of life and death in both of them. Anything other than that, would have no significance.
Subject: GOP Hypocrites?
I was reading the GOP hypocrites articles, and I thought they were hilarious. But I got to wondering, is there a Blog site dedicated to the hypocrisy found in the actions and expressions done by democrats? It can't possibly be true that every hypocritical politician in America is a member of the GOP. It just seems bias and unfair to pick on the GOP because they are the ones in dominant power. Not to say that their actions shouldn't be analyzed and criticized, I would just like to see a place where all hypocrites are called for their ... well let's call it what it is ... bull**it. Thanks for hearing me out.
[BuzzFlash Note: Occasionally, dems and other non GOPers have made our list.]
Subject: 60 years since Hiroshima
To BuzzFlash Readers,
Remembering August 6, l945, is painful now, although I must admit that, as a teenager with a relative in the navy stationed in the far east, it was a relief to know that the war was over. What do we do now, on the anniversary of that holocaust, with the US now mimicking 20th century Japan & Germany in militarism and conquest? That's a tough one, especially when simultaneously on the home front we're facing the total destruction of our already weak safety net.
Quite frankly, I believe that the answer to all of the above dilemmas is to tackle them all at the same time by working to change the world so that it's truly of, for and by the people. If one's car has flat tires, a broken transmission, brakes that don't work, etc. etc. etc., what's a person to do? - repair each part, or get a new auto? The world needs a new "auto." Anything else will be a waste of time & then - boom-boom-boom - plus the temperature rises a few more degrees, & it'll be "what do you know, time's up."
A BuzzFlash Reader
[BuzzFlash Note: Re August 6, 1945, see: Non violence as the road to peace, say Japanese bishops (asianews.it).]
Subject: Hillary's Remarks
So, now we have the Right screaming how Hillary is 'making fun' of the 'president' while WE ARE AT WAR !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Puleeeeeeeeeeeease. They can certainly dish it out.....but they sure can't take it.
A BuzzFlash Reader
Subject: General Myers tells Lehrer we've only lost three or four this year in Afghanistan - try 58
Myers is apparently as incompetent and PR-driven as everyone else in this administration.
A BuzzFlash Reader
Subject: Bob "Nofacts" (Novak)
Why isn't HE in JAIL is what I'd like to know. Will someone please clue me in to that one?
Subject: Woodward needs to offer Novak for Miller's jail time
So Woodward wants to serve Miller time, why not Novak? Or the editor of the Times?
Bob Woodward Offers to Serve Judith Miller's Jail Time (Editor & Publisher)
Miller Time, not just for sports fans. Miller Time at the Times, The Champagne of Bottled Bush Speak. Rove could do Miller Time.
A BuzzFlash Reader
Subject: Has Scott McClellan Hired an Attorney? (a Fresno attorney asks) (as sent to Helen Thomas)
a lawyer friend sent this letter to the editor of the boston globe today.
i have the honor to remain,
Subject: Rove's Claim He Didn't 'out' Plame
Rove's lawyer made the claim that Rove didn't 'out' Plame because he didn't name her. Cooper's e-mail notes that Rove said 'Wilson's wife.' If Rove did not identify Plame, then Mr. Wilson absolutely has to be a bigamist.
Here's the relevant law, provided by the Legal Information Institute at
You might want to note that the law uses the terms "identifies," "identifying," and "identity"; it does not use the term "name."
Subject: Goofus a Cheney Puppet??
I am puzzled as to why Bush makes so many trips to speak before his "choir."
He is selling? What? To Whom? Who will buy? His customers already have bought everything he is selling.
Is it ego massage?
Is it Reagan-like Photo-ops? No. Not many pics are published.
Is it Press? No. Not much print on them.
Why is he away from the White House what seems like 4 of 5 work days?
I am certain he gets on the nerves of Cheney and Rumsfeld. They are very intelligent. They are very experienced. They have been inside the White House for 23 of past 35 years. They have worked with very intelligent people. They cannot tolerate incompetence.
Is it Cheney sending a Puppet away to keep him out of the loop? Bush said in 1999, "I need a War to be a successful President." Cheney said, "I need that Oil" in 1992 Report to Bush I. Did Cheney say in 2000, "Hallelujah! I have my Puppet. I will get my Oil"?
Perhaps a great story for a reporter. I feel it.
Subject: One Very Well Written Sentence
From the Sunday Portland Oregonian:
"Other than telling us how to live, think, marry, pray, vote, invest, educate our children and, now, die, I think the Republicans have done a fine job of getting government out of our personal lives."
A BuzzFlash Reader
The recent bombing attacks in London should lead us into a re-assessment of current policies adopted by a strutting peacock of a man blessed with the brains of a prize bull. Attacking, bombing, imprisonment and torture breed hatred and determination to destroy one's assailants. So much for our current fascist policies.
Let us try a dialog between Moslems and Western world leaders to bring these terrible wars to a close. Bush says "they hate us because of our freedom." What nonsense. We are hated because of our wealth, arrogance, lack of understanding and our occupation by force of land that is not ours. If we were to pursue this avenue of dialog still with the threat of force in the background, I venture to forecast an end to terrorism. Let me give you a modern example.
In the 19th cent., the British in Ireland were hated for their treatment of the Irish - a hatred going back to the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. It came to a head in the Easter rebellion in 1916 - the start of the "troubles." The English put down this rebellion without mercy using mercenary troops,the Black and Tans, so called because of their black tunics and tan pants. The Irish resistance (insurgents a well known term) continued up until quite recently. The IRA performed acts of terror in London -- Bombs and assassinations. A dialog was started with Prime Ministers of Ireland and England. Peace resulted - no more terrorism.
Let us remember the words of that old warrior Winston Churchill - Jaw, jaw, jaw is better than war, war, war.
A. Leslie Palmer
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