Bush: “My Dog Ate The Evidence”
OOPS! Some White House e-mails from 2003 weren’t archived properly and now they can’t be found. Oh, gosh darn it all; somebody made a booboo. Oh well, accidents will happen.
By the strangest coincidence, some of these e-mails pertain to the CIA “Plamegate” leak investigation. Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald requested all relevant e-mails, and by golly, some of them are “missing.” As Dana Carvey used to say, “how conveeeenient.”
As you probably remember (and Bush/Rove wants you to forget), Valerie Plame is the CIA agent who was outed by someone in the White House in order to get even with her husband, Joseph Wilson. Wilson publicly refuted Bush’s claim that Saddam Hussein had sought yellowcake uranium from Niger. Wilson needed to be punished by having his wife’s life jeopardized. He won’t disobey the Caliph again, now, will he?
Scooter Libby has already been indicted for perjury and obstruction of justice. But the question remains — how much further up the chain of command does this go? Bush? Cheney? Rove?
And speaking of “how conveeeenient,” Libby’s trial has now been postponed until January 2007 — two months after the 2006 midterm elections. Whew!! Somebody sure is smiling down on this corrupt sleaze-infested administration.
The trial was delayed because one of Libby’s lawyers had a “scheduling conflict.” Riiight. Hey, wanna buy a bridge? How about some oceanfront property in Nebraska? Special offer, just for YOU.
By November 2006, with Libby’s trial still two months away, rumors and speculation might be so hot and heavy that Rove and Co. will regret using their slippery delaying tactic. Sometimes sleazy methods can backfire.