Despite great efforts on the part of the WH to slow down if not bring to a halt altogether news coverage of the growing controversy surrounding Karl Rove, many morning newspapers today lead with the Rove story. CSPAN's Washington Journal covered the issue extensively this morning. Of course many GOP callers said Rove should not resign unless he is found guilty of a crime. The GOP will circle its wagons around Rove (b/c Bush can't function w/o him) and will do everything it can to undermine and shut down those of us who are demanding truth and accountability from one of the most corrupt administrations in our history. LS
RAW STORY OBTAINED AN EXCLUSIVE COPY OF REPUBLICAN TALKING POINTS ON ROVE.
GOP TALKING POINTS TO DISCREDIT WILSON
Exclusive: GOP talking points on Rove seek to discredit Wilson
07/12/2005 @ 4:54 pm
RAW STORY has obtained an exclusive copy of Republican talking points on Bush adviser Karl Rove's leaking the name of a CIA agent to a reporter, circulated by the Republican National Committee to "D.C. Talkers" in Washington.
The document, emblazoned with the words "Special Edition" and dated Tuesday, seeks to discredit claims put forth by Ambassador Joseph Wilson, whose wife was 'outed' as a covert operative by a conservative columnist. After obtaining copies of emails sent from a Time reporter to his editor, Newsweek fingered Rove as a source for the leak which disclosed the agent's identity.
The talking points mirror a release by Republican National Committee Chairman Ken Mehlman earlier Tuesday, in which he declared the attacks on Rove were spawned by the 'MoveOn' wing of the Democratic Party. MoveOn later accused the White House of a 'cover up.'
The talking points, acquired by RAW STORY, follow.
ROVE'S LAWYER SAYS COOPER BURNED KARL ROVE
Found on the National Review via Raw Story
ROVE LAWYER SAYS COOPER BURNED ROVE
The Plot Is Afoot
13 hours ago