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Tatel Tale: "The Plot Against Wilson"

Gotham image "The plot against Wilson." Get used to that phrase. It will soon be well known. Bush critics and Bush supporters are missing the deep

Gotham image

"The plot against Wilson."

Get used to that phrase. It will soon be well known.

Bush critics and Bush supporters are missing the deep game being played.

There are eight pages of sealed documents that conviced all the Judges, liberal and conservative, to concur on the extra-ordinary need to compel testimony from Cooper and Miller, for the sake of the nation.

[...]

"The plot against Wilson.
It is the precise phrase that Judge Tatel used in a recent opinion that justified extraordinary measures of to compelling testimony from Judith Miller and Matt Cooper.

The Judges made it clear that the damage detailed in the sealed affadavit, which neither Bush critics nor Bush defenders have seen, was so massive that testimony was crucial for national security.

We are not lawyers, so you be the judge:

"Cooper asks us to protect criminal leaks
so that he can write about the crime.
The greater public interest lies in
preventing the leak to begin with.
Had Cooper based his report on
leaks about the leaks--say,
from a whistleblower who revealed
the plot against Wilson--
the situation would be different.
Because in that case the sourcemassive that testimony was crucial for national security.

We are not lawyers, so you be the judge:

"Cooper asks us to protect criminal leaks
so that he can write about the crime.
The greater public interest lies in
preventing the leak to begin with.
Had Cooper based his report on
leaks about the leaks--say,
from a whistleblower who revealed
the plot against Wilson--
the situation would be different.
Because in that case the source
would not have revealed
the name of a covert agent,
but instead revealed the fact
that others had done so,
the balance of news value and harm
would shift in favor of protecting the whistleblower."
~Judge Tatel

Sorry Mehlmen.

The "whistleblower" that the Judge refers to is Ambassador Wilson, not Karl Rove.

"Criminal leaks," "plot against Wilson," "the fact," and "hadwould not have revealed
the name of a covert agent,
but instead revealed the fact
that others had done so,
the balance of news value and harm
would shift in favor of protecting the whistleblower."
~Judge Tatel

Sorry Mehlmen.

The "whistleblower" that the Judge refers to is Ambassador Wilson, not Karl Rove.

"Criminal leaks," "plot against Wilson," "the fact," and "had" (read: it already happened) are stated in such a manner that suggests certain conclusion, based on sealed documents and given testimony, have already been made.

If you read the opinion, which we linked to above, you may notice another familiar name.

Judge Sentelle was the man the Clintonians used to hate when he writing opinions in support of Ken Starr's investigation.

Will the right wing now turn on him, like they recently did to Isikoff?

Only time will tell. Til then, read Tatel's tale. Read the whole post

Introducing, Rove-Bot Night Light

the latest time-saving blogging device is here

Bloggers like Shakespeare's Sister" (read: it already happened) are stated in such a manner that suggests certain conclusion, based on sealed documents and given testimony, have already been made.

If you read the opinion, which we linked to above, you may notice another familiar name.

Judge Sentelle was the man the Clintonians used to hate when he writing opinions in support of Ken Starr's investigation.

Will the right wing now turn on him, like they recently did to Isikoff?

Only time will tell. Til then, read Tatel's tale. Read the whole post

Introducing, Rove-Bot Night Light

the latest time-saving blogging device is here

Bloggers like Shakespeare's Sister are rightly keeping the pressure on Karl Rove despite the Administration's maneuverings. The Rove story is now unfolding along such predictable lines that I've developed an autonomous Internet program - what is sometimes called a "bot" - to write all future posts on the topic.(These programs are also called "agents," but I don't want to call it that for fear that a Republican will reveal its identity.)�
Here's how it works:

INPUT:
Today it was discovered that Karl Rove
a)� lied to FBI agents
b)� lied to reporters
c)� revealed nuclear secrets to help a Republican get elected alderman in Swanscote, KY
d)� ate a baby
(check all that apply)

President Bush and Scott McClellan both refused to comment, except to say that

a)� there is no proof a crime was committed
b)� there is no proof a crime was committed that hurt Republicans
c)� there is no proof crime is bad
(search news articles for all that apply)

-- Hypocrisy Subroutine --

Rove-bot will now search for contradictory statements made by the President and other Republicans in the past. Please check all statement categories you would like to see included:

( )� My Dad said people who expose CIA agents are scum
( )� We want to hold the White House to a higher standard of behavior
( )� �Blow jobs
( )� �What the definition of "is" is
( )� �We won't tolerate even the appearance of impropriety
are rightly keeping the pressure on Karl Rove despite the Administration's maneuverings. The Rove story is now unfolding along such predictable lines that I've developed an autonomous Internet program - what is sometimes called a "bot" - to write all future posts on the topic.(These programs are also called "agents," but I don't want to call it that for fear that a Republican will reveal its identity.)�
Here's how it works:

INPUT:
Today it was discovered that Karl Rove
a)� lied to FBI agents
b)� lied to reporters
c)� revealed nuclear secrets to help a Republican get elected alderman in Swanscote, KY
d)� ate a baby
(check all that apply)

President Bush and Scott McClellan both refused to comment, except to say that

a)� there is no proof a crime was committed
b)� there is no proof a crime was committed that hurt Republicans
c)� there is no proof crime is bad
(search news articles for all that apply)

-- Hypocrisy Subroutine --

Rove-bot will now search for contradictory statements made by the President and other Republicans in the past. Please check all statement categories you would like to see included:

( )� My Dad said people who expose CIA agents are scum
( )� We want to hold the White House to a higher standard of behavior
( )� �Blow jobs
( )� �What the definition of "is" is
( )� �We won't tolerate even the appearance of impropriety

-- Press Ineptitude Subroutine --

IF Judy Miller still in jail,
THEN statement re irony of protecting people who are trying to crush whistleblowers, cozy relationship between reporters and the powerful.

IF Judy Miller NE jail (out of jail),
THEN statement about she was not the moral equivalent of
a)� Nelson Mandela
b)� Martin Luther King in Birmingham jail
c)� Duke Cunningham after they get through with him

IF Judy Miller has helped start another war, initiate ***escape sequence***.
In order to distract from the growing Rove scandal, the President today

a)� declared war on
� �� -� North Korea
� �� -� Iran
� �� -� the new pro-Iranian leadership of Iraq
� �� -� Sweden
b)� nominated another Supreme Court judge
c)� declared a tax holiday for billionaires
d)� ate a baby
--------------------------------------------------------
Preparing to run program.� �Set levels:
*�Snarkiness (1-10)
*�Irony (1-10)
*�Bitter resignation (1-10)
END INPUT.� �GENERATING POST.
*******************************
It's as easy as that!�Can I get you a cappucino while we're waiting?�Hey, read anything interesting lately?

-- Press Ineptitude Subroutine --
IF Judy Miller still in jail,
THEN statement re irony of protecting people who are trying to crush whistleblowers, cozy relationship between reporters and the powerful.

IF Judy Miller NE jail (out of jail),
THEN statement about she was not the moral equivalent of
a)� Nelson Mandela
b)� Martin Luther King in Birmingham jail
c)� Duke Cunningham after they get through with him

IF Judy Miller has helped start another war, initiate ***escape sequence***.
In order to distract from the growing Rove scandal, the President today

a)� declared war on
� �� -� North Korea
� �� -� Iran
� �� -� the new pro-Iranian leadership of Iraq
� �� -� Sweden
b)� nominated another Supreme Court judge
c)� declared a tax holiday for billionaires
d)� ate a baby
--------------------------------------------------------
Preparing to run program.� �Set levels:
*�Snarkiness (1-10)
*�Irony (1-10)
*�Bitter resignation (1-10)
END INPUT.� �GENERATING POST.
*******************************
It's as easy as that!�Can I get you a cappucino while we're waiting?�Hey, read anything interesting lately?

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