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Opening Arguments

The chips have fallen

I've been staying away from the Valerie Plame/Karl Rove story in part because it's just politics as usual and in part because it's so convoluted it's hard to fathom. People who have followed it far more than I have admit to not understanding it. So I have just been content to watch the investigation go where it goes and let the chips fall where they may.

Rove But it occurred to me that others might like to actually know where the chips will fall, so I did a little experiment. I drew two rectangles on a paper towel. In one I wrote, "Rove smelling like a rose," which means the summer game of political gotcha will just go away. In the other I wrote, "Bush caves," which means Rove will be thrown to the wolves and administration critics will score a big victory. Then I stood over the paper towel with a handful of my official World Poker Tour poker chips and let them drop.

So there you have it. Scientific proof that Rove comes out smelling like a rose.


JR Loomis
Mon, 07/25/2005 - 6:33pm

I'm surprised you haven't picked up on this charade. M's Plame is not a covert agent.She was relieved from that game over 5years ago. She is an analyst at the agency along with several hundred others. Hence no Rove crime or prosecution. It appears the prosecutor may be seeking perjury or some other violation. How he can jail Miller who didn't even publish is beyond comprehension.

Tue, 07/26/2005 - 5:33pm

If Plame hadn't been covert for five years, why was her name on a classified CIA document 2 years ago? Why did the CIA demand an investigation if she was not undercover? Why did the White House lie about Rove & Libby's involvement?

I guess it's "politics as usual" to demand that high ranking officials respect the rule of law, and protect national security.