Apologize? Hell, no. | Arkansas Blog

Friday, September 8, 2006

Apologize? Hell, no.

Posted By on Fri, Sep 8, 2006 at 9:34 AM


The D-G editorial page today joins the right wing non sequitur chorus (a measure or two late on its expected entrance) that says because Richard Armitage was Robert Novak's first leak on Valerie Plame, it's all a big non-story and the evil Karl Rove is somehow owed an apology. Facts and logic are lacking in this and other apologia for Rove and Dickey Cheney, who were busily disseminating the  information independently to trash Joseph Wilson and out Plame. It was the Bush administration, remember, that chummed up the report that Armitage quoted from in the first place. The smearing mission was accomplished any way you look at it and long forgotten is Bush's promise to rid the White House of any person who leaked such information. And are we to forgive lying to Grand Jury? It's simple for the Rove apologists -- yes when it's Libby lying about compromising national security; no when it's Clinton evading questions about sex.

Michael Tomasky and Joe Conason, both more trustworthy than the DOG or the pathetic David Broder, give you the details. Conason sums up:

But whatever Mr. Armitage did, or says he did, in no way alters what Mr. Rove and Mr. Libby did in the days that followed, nor does it change their intentions. It’s a simple concept—two people or more can commit a similar act for entirely different reasons—but evidently it has flummoxed the great minds of contemporary journalism.


Sign up for the Daily Update email
Favorite

Comments (12)

Showing 1-12 of 12

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-12 of 12

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

Readers also liked…

  • Women's March planned in Arkansas to mark Trump inauguration

    Speaking of Donald Trump and in answer to a reader's question: There will be a women's march in Arkansas on Jan. 21, the day after inauguration, as well as the national march planned in Washington.
    • Dec 30, 2016
  • Arkansas legislature rejects bipartisan effort to study race relations

    On Friday, the Arkansas Legislative Council soundly rejected a bipartisan effort by two senators to to create a temporary legislative subcommittee to study race relations in the state.
    • Sep 15, 2017
  • Trump immigration protest at LR: Quick and fierce

    It was not even 24 hours ago that Sophia Said, director of the Interfaith Center; City Director Kathy Webb and others decided to organize a protest today of Donald Trump's executive order that has left people from Muslim countries languishing in airports or unable to come to the US at all — people with visas, green cards,a  post-doc graduate student en route to Harvard, Google employees abroad, families. I got the message today before noon; others didn't find out until it was going on. But however folks found out, they turned out in huge numbers, more than thousand men, women and children, on the grounds of the state Capitol to listen to speakers from all faiths and many countries.
    • Jan 29, 2017

Most Viewed

Most Recent Comments

Slideshows

 

© 2018 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation