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Thursday, June 23, 2005

Karl Rove Must Resign

Posted by Bob Brigham

The Rove Must Resign blog swarm is gathering momentum quickly, because Rove needs to resign. There must be a zero tolerance policy.

Here are the action items:

  1. Are you represented by a Republican? Enter First-Draft's contest with a quick letter or call them
  2. Take a moment and call Rove, demand he resign: (202) 456-2369

  4. Sign the petition

The following statement from Senator Harry Reid is spot-on:

“I am deeply disturbed and disappointed that the Bush White House would continue to use the national tragedy of September 11th to try and divide the country. The lesson our country learned on that terrible morning is that we are strongest when we unite together, that America’s power is in its common spirit of democracy and freedom.

“Karl Rove should immediately and fully apologize for his remarks or he should resign. The lesson of September 11th is not different for conservatives, liberals or moderates. It is equally shared and was repeatedly demonstrated in the weeks and months following this tragedy as Americans of all backgrounds and their elected representatives rallied behind the victims and their families, united in our common determination to bring to justice those responsible for these terrible attacks.

“It is time to stop using September 11th as a political wedge issue. Dividing our country for political gain is an insult to all Americans and to the common memory we all carry with us from that day. When it comes to standing up to terrorists, there are no Republicans or Democrats, only Americans. The Administration should be focused on uniting Americans behind our troops and providing them a strategy for success in the war on terror and the conflict in Iraq. I hope the president will join me in repudiating these remarks and urge Mr. Rove to take appropriate action to right this terrible wrong.”

An apology isn't good enough, this conduct is so out of line that the only appropriate remedy is for Karl Rove to resign or be fired -- immediately.

Posted at 01:27 PM in Scandals | Technorati