Monday, October 03, 2005

Blogcritics Political Scandal Sheet

Scandal, scandal, scandal!

Second terms of recent American presidential administrations seem to be plagued by 'em (see: Lewinsky, Monica; Contra, Iran-) and the current one appears to be no different.

So if you've got scandal talk to you need to get off your chest, look no further than right here.

Hear ye hear ye: get your Katrina Plame Game Miller Time Rove Scooter FEMA Frist DeLay talk on with no delay!

Defend, accuse, ruminate, analyze, commiserate, and cheer. Just be civil and remember that in most parts of the globe, people – even politicians – are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Check out much more on the political uproar brought on by Hurricane Katrina here.

Decoded: Scooter Libby's Coded Prison Letter To Judith Miller
Libby may have telegraphed Miller’s testimony; in code, told her to lie, absolve him, and throw Rove under the bus.
Posted to Politics by Balletshooz on October 2, 2005 12:44 PM

Report: Plame Case Prosecutor Eyes Conspiracy Charges Against Rove, Libby
The Washington Post reports that Patrick Fitzgerald may have another trick up his sleeve in the Valerie Plame case.
Posted to Politics by Pete Blackwell on October 2, 2005 12:03 PM

Judith Miller Names Cheney Aide as CIA Leak Source
After 12 weeks in prison, a Times reporter finally testifies to the grand jury about the Valerie Plame affair.
Posted to Politics by Pete Blackwell on October 1, 2005 03:41 PM

It's Miller Time...For Explanations
Miller Questions Answered With More Questions
Posted to Politics by Scott Butki on October 1, 2005 12:31 AM

DeLay and Friends React To Indictment With Spin, Spin, Spin
DeLay and friends know that simply saying DeLay is innocent probably won't change public perception, let alone rally the troops.
Posted to Politics by David R. Mark on September 30, 2005 06:24 PM

What to do about Tom DeLay?
With the recent indictment of Tom DeLay for conspiracy, other corruption has become apparent such as with Harry Reid. Tom DeLay engaged in travel plans some consider unethical, however, in the aftermath of that scandal over 200...
Posted to Politics by John Bambenek on September 30, 2005 03:30 PM

Jail-time, A Good Thing For Journalism and Judith Miller
You Ms. Miller were our shining example of a reporter who has a backbone and remembers it.
Posted to Politics by Temple Stark on September 30, 2005 12:34 PM

Breaking News: Miller Testifies
Judith Miller who had been jailed for 85 days because she refused to reveal her source in the CIA leak, testified today before the grand jury, spending more than three hours in the downtown Washington courthouse. According to the
Posted to Politics by Kansasman on September 30, 2005 12:24 PM

Judith Miller Agrees To Testify About Plame-Outing
After 85 days in a federal detention center, New York Times reporter Judith Miller has agreed to name sources...
Posted to Politics by DrPat on September 30, 2005 12:07 PM

Media Reality Check: Judith Miller Goes Free
Can we possibly have a less likable journalist to play the role of martyr than Judith Miller of The New York Times?
Posted to Politics by Scott Butki on September 30, 2005 06:10 AM

No Delaying the hypocrisy
With the focus now on the latest Republican shenanigans, let's not 'Delay' looking at his past...
Posted to Politics by Wallace Francis on September 29, 2005 12:21 PM

Novak A Hypocrite?
He should explain his role in the Miller-Rove controversy.
Posted to Politics by Scott Butki on September 29, 2005 10:14 AM

Tom DeLay: Stepping Down Inadequate - Resign, Confess, & Surrender
Tom Delay, the most corrupt person to ever serve in American government was just indicted today for criminal conspiracy...
Posted to Politics by Balletshooz on September 28, 2005 01:51 PM

Judith Miller Tells the REAL STORY
Satire alert: Reporter loses track of faction and fiction.
Posted to Politics by Scott Butki on September 28, 2005 04:27 AM

Hurricane Katrina: The Scandal Karl Rove and the GOP Don't Want Us To Discuss
It isn't what Bush did after the hurricane that is the real scandal, it is what he did before it.
Posted to Politics by Balletshooz on September 8, 2005 04:43 PM

Tangled Web: Sheehan, Bush & Rove
Karl Rove's role in the Valerie Plame case causes trouble for Bush in dealing with Cindy Sheehan. Here's how.
Posted to Politics by ProgressiveDepot on August 26, 2005 02:46 PM

Career Prosecutor to Supervise Plame Probe
On his way out the door, Deputy Attorney General James Comey, who chose junkyard dog Patrick Fitzgerald to run the Plame scandal investigation, has chosen senior junkyard dog David Margolis to supervise Fitzgerald once Comey leaves. This is truly...
Posted to Politics by Mark Kleiman on August 15, 2005 06:13 PM

Rove and Plame: It's not about a leak
As the pundits take turns deifying and then roasting Karl Rove for his supposed involvement in the Valerie Plame leak, there is a much more important (albeit less sexy) issue at play here: Why was a supposedly "secret" CIA agent ever that close- even though personal relationships- to the ever ugly game of partisan politics?
Posted to Politics by Christopher J Falvey on August 8, 2005 12:28 PM

The Plame Kerfuffle
From the New York Times... One of the most puzzling aspects of the C.I.A. leak case has had to do with the name of the exposed officer. Why did the syndicated columnist Robert D. Novak identify her as...
Posted to Politics by Danny Carlton on August 2, 2005 01:38 PM

Conservative Media (Surprise, Surprise) Trying To Discredit Plame
Plame bought tickets to an "anti-Bush" concert. Scandal!!! Too bad it has nothing to do with the leak story.
Posted to Politics by David R. Mark on July 27, 2005 11:57 AM

Karl Rove, George Bush, and the GOP: Osama’s Best Friends
The Karl Rove scandal continues to expand and become more damaging with each passing day. Rove's supporters are blissfully unaware that they are associating themselves and their political movement with a man and an operation that has intentionally and purposefully conferred great benefit on Al Qaeda, Osama bin Laden, and the terrorists who killed thousands on 9-11.
Posted to Politics by Balletshooz on July 22, 2005 06:49 PM

This must be the CIA spin, calling out the RNC talking points as bullshit
Former CIA agents have this to say about Valerie Plame's undercover status - she was.
Posted to Politics by Temple Stark on July 21, 2005 12:56 PM

Classified 2003 State Department Memo Gives Clear Indication That Plame Was Covert
Prosecutors want to know whether Rove, Libby and others learned about Plame from the memo, or from reporters.
Posted to Politics by David R. Mark on July 21, 2005 02:43 AM

Source confidentiality extends beyond CIA leaks
This issue is way bigger than the Plame leak. Should a federal shield law demand journalistic licensing?
Posted to Culture by Matthew T. Sussman on July 19, 2005 05:17 PM

Plame Leaker Protected By Federal Whistleblower Laws
It appears that the person who allegedly leaked Valerie Plame's name would be protected by federal whistleblower laws in this circumstance.
Posted to Politics by John Bambenek on July 16, 2005 05:00 PM

GOP Treason-Gate: Karl Rove 101 For Dummies
The scandal swirling around Karl Rove continues to widen. As the GOP continues to mount a "defense" for Rove, it becomes apparent that without Rove to write the talking points, the party is in deep trouble.
Posted to Politics by Balletshooz on July 15, 2005 03:32 PM

Unanswered Questions Plague Rove Affair
We know that Karl Rove was a source of the Plame leak. What we don't know is far more troubling.
Posted to Politics by Pete Blackwell on July 13, 2005 01:21 PM

The Unasked Question About the Plame Affair
With all the discussion about whether or not Rove was the one who outed Plame, there seems to be something that gets missed. First, the Democrats and Moonbats at the New York Times chide the White House for...
Posted to Politics by John Bambenek on July 12, 2005 11:23 PM

Nine Days Later, White House Press Corps Discovers the Rove-Plame Story
The White House press corps finally dared ask Scott McClellan about Karl Rove -- 33 times.
Posted to Politics by David R. Mark on July 11, 2005 06:16 PM

Karl Rove Named as Plame Leak
It has been revealed that Karl Rove was one of the sources who outed CIA agent Valerie Plame. Now what?
Posted to Politics by Pete Blackwell on July 11, 2005 01:48 PM

Bribing Tom DeLay
The admission from Topeka, Kan.-based Westar Energy marks the first time a company has publicly admitted to donating to DeLay's political action committee in exchange for a meeting and possible legislative help. In court documents obtained by The Dallas Morning News,...
Posted to Politics by Fei on July 8, 2005 08:17 AM

Plame-gate: Karl Rove, Dick Durbin, and the politics of treason
Calls of treason on both sides are overdone but Karl Rove's actions come close.
Posted to Politics by Balletshooz on July 6, 2005 10:13 PM

The Fly on the Wall, Joe Wilson and Valerie Plame
The Fly on the Wall discovers the truth behind Joe Wilson.
Posted to Politics by Patfish on July 4, 2005 02:25 AM

Which is it, was Outing Plame a Big Deal or Not?
The Jailing of Judith Miller The New York Times writes: The case was about the "outing" of an agent - supposedly covert, but working openly at C.I.A. headquarters - in Robert Novak's column two years ago by unnamed administration officials angry...
Posted to Politics by John Bambenek on June 30, 2005 12:37 AM

The Case Against DeLay: Case Studies in Falling Apart
You've heard the story. DeLay (along with 2 other Democrat congressman, but you wouldn't know that from the press) took trips that were paid for on Abramoff's (a lobbyist) credit card. The newest problem is that the
Posted to Politics by John Bambenek on June 22, 2005 12:48 PM

MoveOn Watch: Investigate DeLay! But Only DeLay!
Here's a list of congresspeople that have committed or apparently committed the same thing DeLay has done:
Posted to Politics by John Bambenek on May 11, 2005 03:11 PM

Suddenly, There's No Delay for the Ethics Guys
Republicans on the House Ethics Committee must be feeling the heat.
Posted to Politics by Terry Turner on April 21, 2005 10:44 AM

Dang Judges, Looking at International Law and Using That Internet Thingy
Rep Tom DeLay (R-TX) takes on the judges in case he has to face them.
Posted to Politics by Terry Turner on April 20, 2005 09:46 AM

Tom Delay Brings Fingergate To The Floor of Congress
Fingergate keeps the nation transfixed. Written by Joe Wilson WASHINGTON D.C. ( - A CNN/Gallup poll shows that the finger found in a bowl of Wendy's chili, or "Fingergate," as the incident has been nicknamed, is the number...
Posted to Politics by PoopyCaca on April 19, 2005 06:35 PM

Duck, Tom Delay
You know the liberal media has gone too far when they start making up stories about conservative Republicans attacking House Speaker Tom "First, let's kill all the judges" DeLay. Why in today's ultra-liberal Washington Post, reporter Mike Allen, obviously...
Posted to Politics by Mark Schannon on April 11, 2005 10:59 AM

My Beef with Tom DeLay
Tom DeLay resigns. Hmm. Not yet, but I feel confident we'll hear that before the end of the weekend. Hello friends, thanks for stopping in. I want to talk about what angers me about this whole Tom DeLay...
Posted to Politics by Lono on April 8, 2005 03:47 AM

DeLay Off the Deep End
When you think of the Terri Schiavo case, what comes to mind? Tom DeLay's ethics violations probe, right?
Posted to Politics by Pete Blackwell on March 24, 2005 01:05 PM

DeLay the Despicable
I will state now that I am not prone to making hugely dramatic statements about the nature of people. I don't compare Bush to Hitler. I don't compare Michael Jackson to the Clown Killer. I refuse to compare the NHL...
Posted to Politics by theco on March 24, 2005 01:17 AM

All the Resident's Men
The Valerie Plame/Joseph Wilson/CIA/yellowcake-uranium scandal is likely the next Watergate. Here's a brief guide for newcomers.
Posted to Culture by Brian Flemming on September 28, 2003 04:41 PM

The Valerie Plame Affair: The Dam has Burst...
... and the floodwaters are starting to pour down on Fort George W. Bush. The CIA has formally asked the Justice Department to start an investigation of whether two senior officials in the Bush White House deliberately revealed the identity of an undercover CIA officer to get back at her husband for his role in revealing the "Yellowcake Road" hoax. Justice has officially begun a preliminary inquiry. Revealing the identity of a covert agent is an aggravated felony punishable by up to ten years in prison.
Posted to Politics by Mark Kleiman on September 28, 2003 06:58 AM

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