Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Rove's Contingency Plans Include Forming Spin Team

(With reports that Senior White House Advisor Karl Rove) "would not be charged ... but would remain under investigation, Rove himself was making contingency plans, which included having allies begin to assemble a legal and political team in case he is eventually indicted.

Mark Corallo, a former spokesman for the Justice Department, would be part of the public relations defense team, according to a person familiar with the plan. Corallo is no stranger to high-profile defenses. He was spokesman for former representative Bob Livingston (R-LA), who was forced to step aside as the incoming speaker of the House in 1998 after admitting an extramarital affair."

-- Washington Post, writing about the Plame-gate fall-out, Oct. 28

13 Comments:

Anonymous alias: "cutiepie" johnson said...

The fact that Rove needs a p.r. team suggests he expects to do some spinning, huh?

He has to know that things don't look good. If Fitzgerald had no plans to indict Rove, he would have closed the investigation last week.

9:34 PM  
Anonymous the dogfish said...

Doesn't sound like too good of a plan, there, Rover.

I've never heard of Mark Corallo and it doesn't sound like he saved much of anything for Livingston.

Besides, I thought Karl didn't do anything wrong? What on earth would he be assembling a "just in case" team for, if he was so sure he wasn't guilty of political douchebaggery?

10:22 PM  
Anonymous sfexpat2000 said...

Isn't "spin" what got this idiot in trouble to begin with?

10:23 PM  
Anonymous Glenn Tyler said...

I hope you all know our enemies love that America is preoccupied with such trivial matters. It gives them all the time they need to plot new ways to cut off our heads.

2:03 PM  
Anonymous rob of wilmington, del. said...

Right, Glenn, it's trivial that people don't follow the law.

Let's follow Glenn's lead and eliminate all laws! That'll show Al Qaeda.

3:04 PM  
Anonymous electropop said...

I hope he hires Carallo, who did such a great job defending Livingston. Maybe he should also get the guys who defended Newt Gangrene and Bob Packwood. Crack legal team.

3:41 PM  
Anonymous petepillow said...

I thought forming spin teams was his JOB in the first place

3:41 PM  
Anonymous shoelace414 said...

Rove can't hammer Fitz too hard or he'll earn an indictment.

3:42 PM  
Anonymous Marr said...

Rove is a moron.

He's got a low cunning and a total lack of morals, but the only reason his puppet has had any success at all is because of 9-11 and the fact that the system is rigged with Republican cronies.

Do you suppose Rove would be called a genius if he were promoting Democrats? Hell no- the fucker would've failed for a few years and ended up in prison for one of his pathetic, juvenile dirty tricks.

Whatever- if he thinks he can spin his way out of an indictment, I say let Porky get to it. Sounds like it'll be a fun show.

3:42 PM  
Anonymous Plaid Adder said...

What spin team? The whole administration IS the spin team!

Jesus, there is only one play in Rove's book and I think the opposing team has kind of copped on to it by now. How about instead of repeating the same bullshit that's not working you LEARN SOMETHING, Karl?

Never fear, they never will,

The Plaid Adder

4:56 PM  
Anonymous cassiepriam said...

All on the taxpayer's dime no doubt.

5:02 PM  
Blogger don dzikowski said...

I wish Rove would be indicted so he could launch his spin campaign from jail, which wouldn't be a problem for the Repubs.
That's all these Repubs can do is spin and lie. I think Fitzgerald's findings last week should have permanently discarded every Bushie spin point since the investigation began like outing of Flame's name was never a security concern for the U.S., and that the merits and findings of Wilson's trip had anything to do with the harm caused by the leak.
And yet even after the plainly-spoken revealations of Fitzgerald last week, the Repubs continue to parrot these whoppers with the blessing of the MSM.
Arrghhh
And we STILL find Repubs openly spouting in the MSM a bold-faced lie that Fitzgerald found that no crimes had been committed in the outing of a covert agent. In reality, it is plainly obvious that Fitzgerald made no such determination and said he was unable to make any such determination as a result of an inability to break through Libby's shield of lies and obstructions before the grand jury.
Combined with other evidences I won't get into here, most of us see this as a cover-up on a scale that makes Watergate look like schoolyard shenanigans. But then again, the Repubs are STILL in the MSM defending Nixon.
Arrrgh!

7:36 PM  
Anonymous sofa king said...

Good! So long as Karl has to keep his dogs of war protecting his own doorstep, he will be less able to turn them loose on everyone else.

10:36 PM  

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