Joe Wilson has been whining, wailing and accusing Rove of putting his wife's life and livelihood in danger because he outed her from her under cover position at the CIA. Not only did Rove not out her, but Wilson's wife wasn't even under cover... as reported today... by Wilson's own admission:
"But at the same time, Wilson acknowledged his wife was no longer in an
undercover job at the time Novak's column first identified her. 'My wife
was not a clandestine officer the day that Bob Novak blew her identity,' he said.." -- See Rove Learned CIA
Agent's Name From Novak
It's a good thing Dems are so prone to the feckless persuasion, because we haven't learned to act like the majority party yet.
From Polipundit, July 15, 2005, recalling comments posted on December 30, 2003:
The decision by John Ashcroft to recuse himself and turn over the Wilson/Plame investigation to a special counsel is stupid, stupid, stupid! I’d always thought the whole Wilson/Plame thing would amount to a big ball of nothing; but Washington Republicans seem determined to prove me wrong by giving Democrats everything they want.That says it all, no?
This is just another illustration that Republicans are hopeless at using the wheels of power in Washington to perpetuate their grip. When you control the executive and legislative branches, what possible reason do you have for ceding control of politically sensitive investigations to “neutral” investigators?
The president made the same mistake in appointing RINO former-Governor Tom Kean to head the 9-11 commission. Democrats, meanwhile, appointed former-Senator Max Cleland - a bitter Bush hater - to run their side of things.
It’s time the administration stopped caving in to Democrats on these issues and started appointing hardcore Republican partisans to every conceivable office.