Bush has no shame, part one million
This post at Americablog sums up the dishonesty of Bush and Rove, their arrogance, and their continued view that anything they do can be spun away to keep hold of their supporters.
Rove knew he was the leaker, Bush had to know, and yet the two of them, and others in the administration, allowed a government funded investigation to continue spending millions into searching for who leaked the fact that Joe Wilson's wife was a CIA agent--even to the point of chilling First Amendment freedoms through the pressuring of reporters with jail time.
No shame. No decency. No honor. That is also the legacy of the Bush II administration.
Update: Kevin Drum, at the Washington Monthly, sets the record straight that Joe Wilson was not a peacenik and was not opposed to toppling Saddam. And he reminds us that Wilson had strong diplomatic experience in Niger and other areas of Africa. The Bush-Cheney-Rove smear machine may have finally overstepped itself as it attempts to deflect what Mark Kleiman says is a likely felony charge against Rove under at least three different federal security laws, not merely the outing of the CIA agent law.
See also, Left Coaster for what Kleiman calls a "knock down" of GOP talking points on this subject.
The citizen Web provides, once again, a much more cogent and source filled analysis than television and radio. Imagine that?
Update II: Here are two posts from Josh Marshall demolishing the claim that Wilson supposedly said he was sent by Cheney or Tenet. He never said that. He said he was asked by other CIA officials to go after the CIA had received questions from Scooter Libby at Cheney's office about Saddam trying to purchase uranium in Niger. These spinners for the GOP lie like breathing, don't they?
And my final quote of the evening? George H.W. Bush, the current Bush's Daddy, speaking in 1999 saying that people like Karl Rove are "the most insidious of traitors."