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    They seem to be avoiding the topic. There was a very short-lived thread, but it seems to have been cut off, because it doesn't exactly advance their cause. Posting something original is frowned upon on Free Republic, so someone felt obliged to post a newspaper article from 2003 in order to append the observation that Rove may have been outed today. Here's the quoted article:

    Did Rove Blow a Spook's Cover? The White House Won't Say (article from 2003)
    Slate ^ | September 16, 2003 | Timothy Noah

    Posted on 07/01/2005 8:45:26 PM PDT by YaYa123

    A minor flap has been brewing since syndicated columnist Robert Novak, citing "two senior administration officials," reported in July that Joseph  C. Wilson IV was married to a Central Intelligence Agency specialist on "weapons of mass destruction" named Valerie Plame.

    Wilson is the former diplomat sent by the CIA last year to check out allegations that Iraq had purchased uranium from Niger. He caused the Bush administration no small embarrassment by stating, in a July 6 op-ed, that he'd reported "it was highly doubtful that any such transaction had ever taken place." Novak hasn't particularly supported the Iraq war, and his column essentially took Wilson's side. But the fact that Novak blew Plame's cover (in the course of relating that Wilson was sent at Plame's suggestion) gave The Nation's David Corn the opportunity to accuse the Bush administration of compromising national security, in violation of the Intelligence Identities Protection Act of 1982.


    The comments that follow mostly attack Plame and O'Donnell and avoid any critical discussion of Rove:


    I'm posting this old article because Drudge has put up the following headline;

    "Lawrence O'Donnel on McLaughlin Group: 'I'm probably gonna get pulled into the grand jury for saying this, but it will be revealed in Cooper's notes that it is Karl Rove who leaked Plame's identity'... Developing..."

    (McLaughlin is such a blowhard! He would have his viewers believe he's the first one to name Rove.)

    This old Slate column (conveniently) fails to chide David Corn, or even mention, prosecuting someone for violating the Intelligence Identities Protection Act of 1982, requires proving intent. Neither Novak nor Rove had intent. In one of Novak's columns published shortly after his column naming Plame, he wrote, this administration source, (presumably Rove), asked him not to use Plame's name.
    1 posted on 07/01/2005 8:45:27 PM PDT by YaYa123
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    To: topekakid

    Welcome to FR.

    3 posted on 07/01/2005 8:53:14 PM PDT by Junior_G
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    To: topekakid

    "Who ever exposed this patriot to death needs to be put to death. Rove is finished."

    Do you think Karl Rove is stupid enough to do something like that? Do you think those reporters would risk prison to save Rove? Guess again.

    4 posted on 07/01/2005 8:53:20 PM PDT by AngieGOP (I never met a woman who became a stripper because she played with Barbie dolls as a kid.)
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    To: AngieGOP

    Valarie Plame wasn't a "patriot." She was an incompetent hack who sent her husband on a mission to try to undermine the case for war with Iraq. She deserved whatever she got.

    And, in any case, until we find out, I maintain that it could have been anyone who leaked her identity. By Joe Wilson's own admission, she told him her real job during a "heavy make-out session" on their third date.

    5 posted on 07/01/2005 9:02:07 PM PDT by furquhart (Cheney-Bush '08)
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    To: AngieGOP
    Whomever wrote post #2 is a imbicle of the highest order. Valerie Plame worked for the CIA and nothing more. She was a mid level assignment coordinator and project planner. It has never been proven that she had any sort of covert assignments or special cover.
    6 posted on 07/01/2005 9:11:05 PM PDT by Baynative (There's no success in life that can compensate for failure in the home.)
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    To: YaYa123

    I have had a horrible, horrible feeling this was what was going to come out of this...hopefully it proves wrong. The guy'll just be crucified by the media.

    7 posted on 07/01/2005 9:23:26 PM PDT by Grn_Lantern (Let's go to work...)
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    To: Grn_Lantern

    If true, it would likely, almost certainly lead to Rove being fired from the WH staff.

    And Bush would be tarnished by it greatly.

    I sure hope he didn't do it. I can't imagine Rove doing this, but if he did, and it comes out, it will be a big, big, big, big, big problem.

    8 posted on 07/01/2005 9:26:28 PM PDT by rwfromkansas (http://www.xanga.com/home.aspx?user=rwfromkansas)
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    To: furquhart
    Thank you! I hope you don't confuse the poster with the facts! Sheesh. The woman was already exposed by her own husband to begin with!
    9 posted on 07/01/2005 9:29:19 PM PDT by ladyinred
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    To: YaYa123

    http://www.mediainfo.com/eandp/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000972839

    Here's one I found at another forum..The left is having an orgy of expectation.

    10 posted on 07/01/2005 9:36:55 PM PDT by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES)
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    To: YaYa123

    Who really cares about Valarie? She was a nobody acting like a somebody and someone outted her as a nobody. Whoever did should get the Civilian Service Award.

    11 posted on 07/01/2005 9:58:10 PM PDT by taxesareforever (Government is running amuck)
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    To: YaYa123
    Lawrence O'Donnel is a democratic operative. Should it come as a surprise that he'd finger Karl Rove?

    I don't know whether or not it is true, but this seems to be right up their alley. Throw out an allegation and then shriek conspiracy when it can't be proven.

    I guess we'll just have to wait and see how this pans out.
    12 posted on 07/01/2005 10:08:58 PM PDT by jess35
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    To: jess35

    Unless O'Donnell is just committing suicide or was smoking too much weed, this is a strange and awfully explosive accusation to make. I guess we'll find out.

    www.mediainfo.com/eandp/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000972839
    Editor and Publisher magazine: MSNBC Analyst Says Cooper Documents Reveal Karl Rove as Source in Plame Case
    Now that Time Inc. has turned over documents to federal court, presumably revealing who its reporter, Matt Cooper, identified as his source in the Valerie Plame/CIA case, speculation runs rampant on the name of that source, and what might happen to him or her. Tonight, on the syndicated McLaughlin Group political talk show, Lawrence O'Donnell, senior MSNBC political analyst, claimed to know that name--and it is, according to him, top White House mastermind Karl Rove.

    Here is the transcript of O'Donnell's remarks:

    "What we're going to go to now in the next stage, when Matt Cooper's e-mails, within Time Magazine, are handed over to the grand jury, the ultimate revelation, probably within the week of who his source is.

    "And I know I'm going to get pulled into the grand jury for saying this but the source of...for Matt Cooper was Karl Rove, and that will be revealed in this document dump that Time magazine's going to do with the grand jury."

    Other panelists then joined in discussing whether, if true, this would suggest a perjury rap for Rove, if he told the grand jury he did not leak to Cooper

    13 posted on 07/01/2005 10:47:34 PM PDT by RDangerfield
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    To: RDangerfield; cyncooper

    Thank you for leading me to the following:

    "MSNBC Analyst Says Cooper Documents Reveal Karl Rove as Source in Plame Case

    By E&P Staff

    Published: July 01, 2005 11:30 PM ET

    NEW YORK Now that Time Inc. has turned over documents to federal court, presumably revealing who its reporter, Matt Cooper, identified as his source in the Valerie Plame/CIA case, speculation runs rampant on the name of that source, and what might happen to him or her. Tonight, on the syndicated McLaughlin Group political talk show, Lawrence O'Donnell, senior MSNBC political analyst, claimed to know that name--and it is, according to him, top White House mastermind Karl Rove.

    Here is the transcript of O'Donnell's remarks:

    "What we're going to go to now in the next stage, when Matt Cooper's e-mails, within Time Magazine, are handed over to the grand jury, the ultimate revelation, probably within the week of who his source is.

    "And I know I'm going to get pulled into the grand jury for saying this but the source of...for Matt Cooper was Karl Rove, and that will be revealed in this document dump that Time magazine's going to do with the grand jury."

    Other panelists then joined in discussing whether, if true, this would suggest a perjury rap for Rove, if he told the grand jury he did not leak to Cooper."

    http://www.mediainfo.com/eandp/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000972839

    14 posted on 07/02/2005 1:18:06 AM PDT by YaYa123 (@I Will Support President Bush on his Supreme Court nominees.com)
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    Look out honey, 'cause I'm using technology! Ain't got time to make no apology

    by patop on Sat Jul 02, 2005 at 01:39:02 AM PDT

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