January 29, 2009

Why should he?

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , — Bob Patterson @ 3:18 pm

There doesn’t seem to be much commentary available on-line, in the way of handicapping the odds about whether Karl Rove will or will not show up Tuesday and testify.

He can:
Show up and lie. Not good for him if it turns out that it can be proved he lied.
Show up and take the Fifth Amendment. It will seem like an echo of the Senate Rackets Committee hearings in the past when the gangsters made taking the fifth a cliche and that won’t be good for Bush’s image or legacy.

He can:
Not show up.

If he doesn’t show up, it can go either slow or fast.
If Rove doesn’t show up and fights it in court it could be a long legal battle which would fit the new Republican strategy of delay, disrupt, and destroy during the Obama term in office. It could take years to settle and that would get Bush off the hook.
It could go fast if the high priced Republican lawyers put it on the fast track to the Supreme Court for a quick hearing to resolve a Constitutional Crisis. The Supreme Court has a conservative majority so that looks like the deck would be stacked in Rove’s favor.

The world’s laziest journalist, like most of the high paid pundits for the mainstream media, is too busy to think this through, so, dear reader, think it through and, if you can, post a comment below on how you think it will play out.


  1. Rove won’t show up and will dare the Democrats to do anything about it. And the Democrats will act – they will write Rove a strong letter. Rove will ignore the letter and nothing further will happen.

    Comment by bhelverson — January 29, 2009 @ 11:25 pm

  2. He won’t show up.
    Then they’ll re-subpoena poor Bushstruck Harriet Miers. She’ll look upset and take the fifth.
    Then maybe they’ll give Rove another chance.
    And he won’t show up.

    Comment by bittershaman2 — January 30, 2009 @ 1:08 am

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