July 16, 2008

BillO is such a mighty man. He sneered at the LA media critics since they are far left loons...how empowering that must be. And he feels so bad for Karl Rove being asked to testify in front of the House Subcommittee about his involvement in the Donald Siegelman case. Since Rover is on the FOX team now, there's really no point to all that malarkey and it's all about dogs. I think....

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As was reported on 60 Minutes:

Now a Republican lawyer from Alabama, Jill Simpson, has come forward to claim that the Siegelman prosecution was part of a five-year secret campaign to ruin the governor. Simpson told 60 Minutes she did what’s called “opposition research” for the Republican party. She says during a meeting in 2001, Karl Rove, President Bush’s senior political advisor, asked her to try to catch Siegelman cheating on his wife. [..]

She says she spied on Siegelman for months but saw nothing. Even though she was working as a Republican campaign operative, Simpson says she wanted to talk to 60 Minutes because Siegelman’s prison sentence bothers her conscience. Simpson says she wasn’t surprised that Rove made this request. Asked why not, she tells Pelley, “I had had other requests for intelligence before.”

“From Karl Rove?” Pelley asks. “Yes,” Simpson says.

I did enjoy Rove calling himself SATAN. Yea, that fits. The Factor Man didn't seem to know anything about the case and didn't bother to tell his audience what it was about as he stumbled with Don's name. Hey, Bill, does this seem like a legitimate reason to call your hero in to answer a few questions? Do you think Rove might have turned his life into a nightmare?

O'Reilly: They gave you a hard time about not wanting to go testify..uh..in front of the House Subcommittee about Don..Donald Siegelman...you know, now who in their right mind, and I'm, this is a non-partisan thing, who in their right mind would want to go in to a House committee, which is just a dog and pony show, trying to embarrass whoever it is, you, me whoever has to go, who in their right mind would want to do that? They wouldn't. They won't come on this program, most of those pinheads. Okay. So they give me a hard time about that, and, I guess they're giving you a hard time because you worked in the Bush administration and now you work at FNC?

Rove: Yeah, yeah uh well on the first one, you know they were completely, and a lot of the questions were polite, but they were clearly ill informed. They said why don't, why don't you refuse to testify. I said look I've not invoked any privilege, the White House has invoked privilege. The White House has invoked an Executive privilege to Constitutional authority of the President not to have his aides drawn up to the Hill for any reason that they want and I said but I have been five times offered, through my lawyer to meet with Democrat members, Democrat staff, Republican members, Republican staff, or answer in writing questions that they might want to submit about this in order to preserve the President's prerogatives of separation of powers, while at the same time giving them information that they supposedly want and not foreclosing any options.

Non-partisan thing....It's non-partisan to refuse to testify for entrapping a governor---to ruin his career so he ends up in jail for no reason.

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