I just got these quotes re Valerie Plame in an e-mail from the DNC (I’m on their e-mail list). They’re below.
1) She is not a CIA agent.
2) She was NOC, but should have been taken off when she came back to work in the states.
3) She didn’t keep her own career very secret.
4) She did in fact get her husband a job to try to hatchet the President.
5) Every piece of evidence so far indicated this wasn’t a leak. At WORST it was a loose tongue. When you want to leak something, you don’t wait for a reporter to come call you to talk about Social Security.
Now the DNC, apparently where all disaffected Republicans go to rant about the party, has compiled a list of submissions from their website from self-admitted Republicans. I call BS. Usually when someone starts by saying they are a Republican or Independent and then rails against the GOP, they usually aren’t Republican. Of course, no one is identified by full name, so we’ll never know for sure, but it is interesting that no one went on record with their full name.
Democrats demanded Ashcroft recuse and have an independent prosecution, now that isn’t enough. They proclaim a guilty verdict before the grand jury is even done. They want an investigation but then decide that doesn’t suit them when the facts change.
Nice try, by every indication of the DNC, looks like there is nothing here.
“I switched to Republican over 30 years ago, but now feel increasingly betrayed by and ashamed of the power-crazy dishonesty and the distorted values of the current leadership of the GOP. Tom DeLay does not speak or stand for most American Republicans. Neither does Karl Rove, who should be fired and severely punished if indications are correct. Can we trust you, Mr. President? Please give us the real, open truth.” Jeb E., Palo Alto, CA
“I am a registered and disappointed Republican. Don’t make this situation worse – ‘fess up and fix the problem.” Karen H., Fort Collins, CO
“I am a registered Republican and want this current administration to admit the fault and fire Rove now! Decent Americans lose their jobs over less.” Alice C., Wilmington, DE
“I vote for whoever I think will do the best job — Democrat, Republican, Independent — and this is the time for elected officials to do their best job: honor their word, honor their country, and honor those they govern by upholding not only the law but what is moral and right. In this case, it is to remove whoever is responsible for leaking the CIA agent’s identity.” Nancy O., Van Buren, AR
“As a registered Republican, I join with those that say enough is enough! Time to clean house!” Tim M., Milan, OH
“I am registered Republican. However, the behavior of this administration isn’t part of my Republican Party. Start by taking responsibility for both the good and the bad decisions of the administration. … Mr. Rove has now stepped over the line. President Bush, like his father, needs to request Mr. Rove’s resignation.” Ed S., Newport Beach, CA
“As a registered Republican, the recent revelations regarding Karl Rove’s role in the leak of a CIA operative’s identity has me greatly concerned. I am sure that a great majority of Americans would agree that now is not the time for silence and evasive actions on the part of the administration. Please address this issue immediately so that our country can move forward, united in the truth, and so that we can move on to focusing on the many challenges and opportunities of our times. Thank you.” Diane W., Ephrata, CA
“I was a good Republican for all my life, but can no longer stomach the people that excuse the behavior of those who squelch any and all who question and think for themselves. Please stand up and do what is right.” Lana H., Fort Worth. TX
“Truth is an awesome thing. As an American whose husband and son have served in our military I wonder if you could possibly condone a leak of information which jeopardizes our national security. I would like to see the Republican Party speak honestly as they used to speak when I was a registered Republican. We seem to be emulating the Nixon era … I can no longer support the Republican party.” MaryKay D., Columbus, OH
“As a registered Republican I am concerned about the failure of the Bush administration to follow through with its promise with anyone who comprises the security of a CIA agent and our country. Karl Rove has gone too far and must resign or be dismissed.” Jan O., Yorba Linda, CA
“As a Republican … I have to insist that the president and my party affiliates in Washington tend to the accountability of Karl Rove or face yourselves the possibility of being called part of a cover-up conspiracy. You are ELECTED officials entrusted to the security of all Americans. For God’s sake get responsible.” Marilynne R., Glendale, AZ
“As a lifelong Republican, who has been voting and supporting this great country for close to 50 years, I am outraged that a member of your administration would damage this nation’s interests for petty, partisan, political reasons. Mr. Rove and anyone else involved in this despicable act should be fired …” Donald E., Pittsfield, MA
“As a registered Republican, I’m shocked that Karl Rove would sink so low as to reveal our CIA agents. It is really time to ask Karl Rove to resign to spare this president further embarrassment.” Charles B., Sarasota, FL
“I have been a Republican almost from birth. No more, no more!!! This latest group of Republicans have disgraced the memory of all noble Republicans that preceded them. I am a city trustee in Illinois and speak loudly and regularly at counsel meetings regarding the Bush ethics and to date have thoroughly convinced several other members to take a closer and more focused look at the way the Bush administration has controlled the rhetoric regarding most issues.” Dave B., Mount Olive, IL