Thursday, October 20, 2005

Rove's Political Plight Mirrors That of Escapee Rat

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By Elaine Meinel Supkis

Rove's tail is in a mouse trap and Bush must hide in his own hole and throw out whatever it takes to send the Fritzgerald cat away. This ties into a curious tale of a rat set loose for a scientific study Down Under and his ultimate fate.

From One Good Move:
Plamegate coming to conclusion. The investigation has focused mostly closely on Vice President Cheney and his staff, as well as US Ambassador to the UN (and former undersecretary of state for arms control) John Bolton and his staff. We are told that eight indictments have already prepared, with the possibility of another ten. These indictments include senior white house staff, most notably Vice President Cheney's Chief of Staff Scooter Libby, Fred Flights (special assistant to John Bolton), and--very surprisingly--national security adviser Steve Hadley. apparently, Libby and Hadley have both been told by their lawyers to expect indictments. the indictment of senior bush political advisor Karl Rove seems highly probable.

Most critically, a plea bargain process has evidently been opened with Vice President Cheney's lawyer. that does not mean that an indictment is coming. but i've some critical background around the issue.
Looks like Hurricane Valarie is going to drown quite a few rats in DC when she blows ashore next week!

Nose twitching, Rove has been forced back again and again to explain what is painfully obvious, he is a criminal. Here is the latest about this:From the Washington Post:
White House adviser Karl Rove told the grand jury in the CIA leak case that I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, Vice President Cheney's chief of staff, may have told him that CIA operative Valerie Plame worked for the intelligence agency before her identity was revealed, a source familiar with Rove's account said yesterday.

In a talk that took place in the days before Plame's CIA employment was revealed in 2003, Rove and Libby discussed conversations they had had with reporters in which Plame and her marriage to Iraq war critic Joseph C. Wilson IV were raised, the source said. Rove told the grand jury the talk was confined to information the two men heard from reporters, the source said.

Rove has also testified that he also heard about Plame from someone else outside the White House, but could not recall who.
Any Republican who claims Bush and Cheney and Rove, etc, don't live up to Ronnie "I cannot recall" Reagan should apologize. They ape that man perfectly.

Scientists in New Zealand have studied resilient rats like Rove. From Yahoo.com:
It seemed like a good idea. Let a lone rat loose on a rodent-free island and then figure out how to kill it. That way, when other islands are invaded by rats, you'll know what to do.

Scientists figured they'd trap this foot-long varmint in no time.

Eighteen weeks later, they finally trapped it with some fresh penguin bait. On another island.

A real rat race.
To make a long tail short (thanks, Lewis Carroll!), the scientists couldn't kil the rat, they couldn't even find it, it swam away to other islands and it figured out they were hunting it so it refused to touch the bait.
Then the researchers found rat feces on the island of Otata, 1,300 feet (400 meters) away across the open ocean. The DNA was a match, confirming a suspicion scientists had, that rats were good swimmers.

The elusive creature had made the longest confirmed open-water crossing of any rodent in history.

Different methods were used on Otata: buried traps, peanut butter, poison and even trained dogs. Not until more than four months after its release was the rat finally killed, in a trap baited with fresh penguin.
So they killed a poor little penguin? Monsters.

So, to make this analogy perfect, Rattus Rovus was not caught for his many crimes and derelictions but was snagged by his uncovering a lady?

Hahaha. I must ask Valerie if she has any spare blue dresses....

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