Rove and Quotes of the Day

The buzz among people-who-know this week is that Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald informed Karl Rove and his attorney on Monday that the grand jury would be indicting him on charges of obstruction of justice and perjury. Most media outlets are not going with the story for the very good reason that they cannot confirm it. If it’s true (I believe it is), then based on Fitzgerald’s prior M.O., I’d expect you won’t hear it in the media until very shortly before he announces it at Justice.

And now, here are a couple tasty nuggets from the evening news:

David Gregory, NBC: “Mr. President… your disapproval rating is now one point lower than Richard Nixon’s was before he resigned the Presidency. You’re laughing, but..”

President Bush (laughing): “I’m not laughing…”

Gregory: “… but why do you think that is?”

Bush: “Because we’re at war – and war unsettles people.”

Gregory: “Do you think it’s possible that, like Nixon and Watergate, the American people have rendered a final judgment of disapproval for you and your war in Iraq?”

Bush: “Of course not.”

And over at the Hayden confirmation hearing:


Senator Roberts: “I am a strong supporter of the First Amendment, the Fourth Amendment and civil liberties. But you have no civil liberties if you are dead.”

[Also see: logical fallacy or choose the most fitting cognitive bias.]

And finally, this one (h/t Keith Olbermann):

Fox commentator Morton Kondracke (on Qwest’s refusal to accomodate the NSA’s request for private customer records): “For a company to opt out and say ‘no-no, we’re too privacy-minded for this’, you know, it’s basically helping terrorists.”

4 thoughts on “Rove and Quotes of the Day”

  1. These quotes aren’t for real, are they?

    They’re just too sad to believe. Kind of like Colbert’s speech at the white house correspondant’s dinner – funny, but sad at the same time.

  2. These quotes aren’t for real, are they?

    They’re just too sad to believe. Kind of like Colbert’s speech at the white house correspondant’s dinner – funny, but sad at the same time.

  3. Bush will never care about approval rating because instead of looking for approval from American citizens, he believes he only needs approval from God. Sounds awfully similar, ey?

  4. Bush will never care about approval rating because instead of looking for approval from American citizens, he believes he only needs approval from God. Sounds awfully similar, ey?

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