Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Presidential clarification

As some of you may know, there's been an investigation into the release of the identity of a covert operative working for the CIA. Robert Novak, an alleged journalist, splashed her name all over the media like cheap perfume on a smelly sheep.

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Anyway, here at the White House, there's been a lot of discussion about President Bush and Karl Rove. It seems that last year, President Bush said something to the effect that he would "fire anyone who had leaked such information." And now, Democrats are pointing their finger at Mr. Rove, as though he had something to do with it.

It turns out that President Bush may have spoken a bit too hastily.

According to the Bush Family personal attorney, what the President meant to say was, "I will suspend for one week without pay anyone who names a male CIA agent with the rank of G-9 or greater who has served 30 years or more and is currently involved in covert operations that directly affect our efforts in winning the War in Iraq and endangers the lives specifically of foreign agents with CD-2 or higher status who have been active for a minimum of five years in the European theater of operation.

Although what President Bush said last year and what he meant to say are virtually identical, it's apparent that by clarifying his statement, it shows that no one in the administration did anything wrong.

12 Comments:

Blogger Jerry said...

Hey, Nancy Jo.

Thanks for filling us in on this. That Novak guy oughta be in JAIL! Why is he tryin' to get everybody in trouble? And this Wilson guy, what about him? Didn't his wife send him over there, to Africa or somewhere, to get some stuff and take it to Iraq, or something like that? He oughta be in Jail, too!

The President has more important stuff to do than mess around with this. I mean he's got terrorists to protect us from and stuff. Maybe he didn't make hisself clear, like you say, but maybe they didn't quote him right, too. I mean one time I ordered a pizza and said NO FISHIES on it, but they thought I said I wanted 'em. Boy, Nancy Jo, them things taste BAD!

Anyhow, I'm sure President Bush will get this all squared away soon enough. You go on back to work, and rest easy. It'll all be okay.

8:08 AM  
Blogger David said...

God bless you Karl Rove. May the force be with you! :)

1:49 PM  
Blogger Christine Brannan said...

Whew--thank goodness for loyal interns like you, Nancy Jo... The President sometimes doesnt do a very good job at being clear on what he is thinking. You just saved a lot of grief in my head. I totally thought he meant the Rove should be fired. Now I clearly see that is not the case.

Thank goodness that bill to block people that leak info from further info didnt pass... if it had then clearly the people who need info would never have it. Damn democrats always trying to complicate the divine plan.

12:05 AM  
Blogger Beaver said...

Wow ! That's a long sentence for someone to say spontaneously ! My respect for GWB will never be the same !

Thanks for clarifying this, NJ, we commoners need the light to be fed to us, bit by bit !

On on !

8:30 PM  
Blogger orangeroom said...

Regardless of what the president meant to say, the record shows that President Bush answered yes to a question posed by a reporter asking if Bush would "fire anyone" involved in leaking Plame's name. If Bush were truly a President who does what he says he’ll do (as he so often likes to boast) than he would fire Karl Rove, who was clearly involved in the outing of Valerie Plame. Otherwise he damages his own credibility and proves that he is the biggest flip-flopper of them all.

http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2005-07-18-bush-rove_x.htm

In the end the whole scandal is really about the Iraq War. Iraq had no WMD’s, no connections to Al Qaeda, or the tragedy on 9/11. The administration built its case for war on false intelligence provided by questionable sources. At its best the Iraq war scandal is the product of gross incompetence. At its worst the Iraq war scandal is the product of fictions trumped up intelligence created to fit the facts as the Downing Street Memo showed.

http://orangeroom1260.blogspot.com/

6:27 PM  
Blogger Jerry said...

Please don't flame poor orangeroom. He has a pretty good blog, and I'd recommend a visit. I encouraged him to take another look at Nancy Jo's site, and he did. The fact that folks are often confused when they visit speaks volumes for just how good Nancy Jo is at doing what it is she does.

You go, girl!

1:31 PM  
Blogger Christine Brannan said...

ROFL!!!!

4:59 PM  
Blogger David said...

Orangeroom: Your loving loyalty to President Bush is in question. You don't support the terrorists do you? President Bush is doing everything he can to protect us from the Muslims who all want to blow us all up in a sensational orgy of Jihad, and he needs our support and patriotism to fight Islamic Communism.

11:27 PM  
Blogger Beaver said...

OrangeRoom : I think this kind of comment is actally adding to this blog - You know, facts on criticism...

David : Pou ha ha ! Islamic Communism ! Good one ! ROFL

5:36 PM  
Blogger bushmeister0 said...

Jerry said, "The fact that folks are often confused when they visit speaks volumes for just how good Nancy Jo is at doing what it is she does."

I agree one hundred percent. In fact, I might even say "ditto." (Giime some dugs!) I directed a freind to Mary Jo's blog and he thought the peron writing it was mentally ill. I very delicatly informed of what Mary Jo was actually up to.

It appears this is a common problem.

6:39 PM  
Blogger Christine Brannan said...

Who is Mary Jo?

12:47 PM  
Blogger Jerry said...

Wasn't Mary Jo the girl who DIDN'T get out of the car that Ted Kennedy drove in the river and DID get out of? Maybe it's THAT Mary Jo! lol

10:39 AM  

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