Before I get into this I feel the need to preface this with the fact that I take no political funds for my voice. I have never received any funding from groups like Media Matters, unlike Daily KOS, MyDD or Eschaton.
The reason I feel the need to declare this is that all three of these blogs have decided to report the exact same story in the exact same way. Their belief is the reason John Roberts was nominated on Tuesday was to try and take some heat off on Karl Rove's "illegal disclosure" of a CIA operative. In my opinion this is either painfully stupid or these three headline bloggers have been bought off.
It is no secret that Karl Rove is a favorite target of those from the left. They would do almost anything to get him removed. This laughable non-scandal is only the most recent assault on reality. I'm sure some of you are still convinced that "Rove is the leak". Let me explain how this is completely impossible.
In order for Rove to be guilty of illegally leaking the name of a CIA operative he would have had to of given the name of a CIA operative that was an ACTIVE CIA operative. For anybody interested in reality Plame had NOT an operative for several years prior to the fiasco. In fact, she was quite proud of the fact she was an analyst for the CIA. I fail to understand how what Rove did could be considered either an outing or illegal. Are we now going to allege that he said or did something else?
Still on the leakage issue, I believe there is something else we missed. Wasn't the original reason the two journalists were brought to trial over a cover company for the CIA being ousted and not some analyst? Couldn't the Rove non-story be a cover for the real illegal leak? I would believe that to be the more likely story.
So what purpose would making a ridiculous accusation serve? The only purpose I see is the fact that no one really has any good dirt on John Roberts. As far as I can see the Democrats et. al. are hoping for something to come out of the dumbass questions they'll be asking in the near future. Besides, I'm pretty sure everybody knows this fight to come has absolutely nothing to do with Roe V. Wade.