Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Rove and Novak deja vu

Crooks and Liars, via MyDD, on how Rove and Novak have been here before:

Karl Rove was fired from the 1992 re-election campaign of Bush Sr. for allegedly leaking a negative story about Bush loyalist/fundraiser Robert Mosbacher to Novak. Novak's piece described a meeting organized by then-Senator Phil Gramm at which Mosbacher was relieved of his duties as state campaign manager because "the president's re-election effort in Texas has been a bust." Rove was fired after Mosbacher fingered him as Novak's source.
More at BustBob.com.

Meanwhile, Josh Marshall at Talking Points Memo has the story on how Rove's lawyer, Robert Luskin, once argued that he "never would, knowingly accept a fee that was the proceeds of illegal activities" at the same time that he was taking payment in gold bars from a drug kingpin client who was laundering his proceeds by investing in precious metals.


At 7/12/2005 06:03:00 PM, Blogger Rob said...

If you haven't read Bush's Brain, you should. That is, I guess, if you're a masochist. But it's pretty revealing. I even found a tangential reference to it at a WH press briefing from 9/29/2003 (scroll 2/3 down or search the page for "book"). The Mosbacher incident is mentioned in the first, most recent, chapter.

At 7/13/2005 08:20:00 AM, Blogger Schroeder said...

Well, hopefully Scottie is happy to know now who "anonymous" is.

I can't say I'm in for that kind of pain. I just wish he'd go away like a bad case of the flu.


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