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Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Bush Rushed to Pick Partisan Hack to Save Partisan Hack

Posted by Bob Brigham

"Republicans familiar with administration strategy" are telling the press that Bush rushed to appoint John Roberts to distract from the Karl Rove Scandal.

So me see if I have this straight. The (worse than Watergate) Rove Scandal is threatening to take down the entire Bush Administration senior staff. Bush is in this scandal because of the actions of his partisan hacks. So Bush needs to rush to judgement in deciding a nominee. So who can he trust? Another partisan hack.

From Bloomberg;

Bush accelerated his search for a Supreme Court nominee in part because of special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald's investigation into the leak of a CIA agent's name, according to Republicans familiar with administration strategy.

Bush originally had planned to announce a replacement for retiring Justice Sandra Day O'Connor on July 26 or 27, just before his planned July 28 departure for a month-long vacation at his Crawford, Texas, ranch, said two administration officials, who spoke on the condition they not be named.

The officials said those plans changed because Rove has become a focus of Fitzgerald's interest and of news accounts about the matter.

Posted at 02:11 PM in Plamegate | Technorati