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  •  I'm not hopeful. (4+ / 0-)
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    3goldens, greenearth, ibonewits, khereva

    When I was attending Netroots Nation in Second Life, I watched the video of Pelosi addressing this, and I was underwhelmed. Here it is on ustream, start watching about 26 minutes in or so. She mentions that it's up to Conyers, which is punting, but ok; then she blathers about statutory contempt and how the US Atty. and Justice Dept. won't do it. Then she's asked specifically about Rove and inherent contempt (and "that little jail cell", heh) and says "That's certainly where he belongs", but again passes the buck to Conyers. So, ah, Conyers, can we have inherent contempt? Don't worry about what Pelosi says, because she said that you're the one to make the call here...

    •  We'll see if they use inherent contempt (4+ / 0-)
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      pb, 3goldens, greenearth, ibonewits

      Either way Rove isn't going to skate for good.  If they use inherent contempt, a case in court will be brought against him.  He is now in violation of the law by all standards.

      •  I hope you're right. (1+ / 0-)
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        Just because Rove might actually be in violation of the law in reality, that doesn't mean that the law will be enforced, or enforced correctly. Not, it seems, with this Congress, US Attorney, Justice Dept., Supreme Court, and Presidency. And even if it were, that still doesn't mean that he won't get his sentence commuted, or be pardoned. IMO, he's still too close to George W. Bush for him to let anything happen to him.

      •  One problem (2+ / 0-)
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        He is now in violation of the law by all standards.

        Unless the law is being intrepreted by judges appointed by 'The Decider'. Call them 'Goodlings' if you will.

        Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.

        by cybersaur on Wed Jul 30, 2008 at 09:48:42 AM PDT

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