ARC's 1st Law: As a "progressive" online discussion grows longer, the probability of a nefarious reference to Karl Rove approaches one

Thursday, July 21, 2005

Reason #87 that Rove is not going to be indicted, convicted, etc

Why is he still working in the White House? Surely Karl would know if he lied to the grand jury, or would know if he was likely to get charged with a crime, or even political damage when the whole story eventually came out. He wasn't concerned as to what Miller or Cooper would testify too, since he had released them to testify already, and for example had turned over his emails, and notes to the prosecutor long before.

So picture it. You just won the Presidency (again) for your Boss. Had the highest turnout for a Republican president. Ran a near flawless campaign. Why stay at the White House? Ari's leaving, Powell's leaving, etc. Why not take your absence after the inauguration, make a buttload of money on the speaking circuit, the teaching circuit, the political hack circuit, whatever. Especially if you know your going to have a political football that might tarnish the presidency coming your way as soon as Fitzgerald finishes his investigation. By leaving the Administration early, at the changeover when everybody else is leaving it limits the political damage when it comes out. He no longer works, here, etc. Don't have to force your Boss to fire you.

Plenty of people did leave the administration though. Maybe they are the original leaker?

Your Co-Conspirator,
ARC: Brian