Category Archives: Plamegate

The Bad Rumor Man

Karl? Karl who? The White House is running away from Karl Rove as quickly as Rethuglicans are running away from Chimpy George W. Bush.
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From the Houston Chronicle:

Reducing Rove’s stature as he leaves could help the administration in the same way that Donald Rumsfeld’s departure as secretary of defense temporarily eased pressure on the president’s Iraq war policy.

White House aides deny they are engaging in spin.

Spokeswoman Dana Perino said she was just trying to humanize Rove when she told a Fox News interviewer about his creation of the Friday ice cream tradition.

Ice cream!!! Old Turdblossom can’t be all bad!

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Original DVD cover.

To the tune of The Candy Man written by (Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley)

(Ice Cream man)
(Hey, Ice Cream Man)
Alright everybody gather ’round,
The Ice Cream Man is here,
What kind of ice cream do you want?
Vanilla fudged?
Heckuva job brownie?
Chocolate chimp?
Anything you want,
You’ve come to the right man,
‘Cause he’s the Ice Cream Man.

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Complicit, Convicted, and Commuted (the Musical!)

To the tune of Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered Lyrics by Lorenz Hart, music by Richard Rodgers
If you would like to sing along with the wonderful Ella Fitzgerald, you can hear her version of the song here. (Don’t ask me what the video is about. I have no clue.)

It takes one whole quart of liquor,
For me to get any sleep,
Before I get even sicker,
Get rid of this creep.

Nothing but an impolite louse,
Let’s rid DC of his stink,
Since he’s living in the White House,
I haven’t slept a wink.

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Original book cover.

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A Pig in the Pokey?

June 14 (Bloomberg) — Lewis “Scooter” Libby, an ex-aide to Vice President Dick Cheney, must go to prison while appealing his conviction for obstructing a CIA leak probe, a judge ruled.

Will Little Irving Scooter go to jail or stall until Chimpy pardons him on his last day in office remain free throughout the appeals process? We might not know for a while, but I assume that the uncertainty has Scooterpie pooping in his pants!
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Original movie poster.
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The Beverly Hil-libbys?

Here’s my pitch to the Hollywood bigwigs for a new TV show: Scooter Libby and Paris Hilton are working on a prison chain gang. They don’t like each other, but when an opportunity to escape arises, they take it, despite being shackled together. They wind up in Beverly Hills, where they try to avoid the authorities, but their freedom is constantly at risk when they are visited by other prison escapees who have gotten wind of their whereabouts. Hilarity ensues when a host of guest stars appear on their doorstep–Tom Delay, Duke Cuningham, Jack Abramoff, and (at a later date) William Jefferson!
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Original DVD cover (well, sorta, I can’t find the one that I used).
Of course, I am hoping for a second season in which the guest cast will include Chimpy George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Al Fredo Alberto Gonzales, Karl Rove, and a slew of others.

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A Grown Man Called Scooter? That’s Just Criminal!

Hopefully, in the near future:
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Is It Raining? Nah, It’s Just the White House Leaking!!

From Raw Story:

The head of the House Committee on Oversight and Governance Reform warned today of a “systematic failure” in basic security procedures as well as the safeguarding of classified information in the White House of President George W. Bush.

“Multiple current and former White House security personnel have informed my staff that White House practices have been dangerously inadequate with respect to investigating security violations, taking corrective action following breaches, and physically securing classified information,” Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA) wrote to former White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card today.

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According to Waxman, the security personnel “described a systemic breakdown in security procedures at the White House,” and he warned that they suggested “that the security lapses that characterized the White House response to the leak of [former covert CIA Agent Valerie Plame] Wilson’s identity were not an isolated occurrence, but part of a pattern of disregard for the basic requirements for protecting our national security secrets.”

The Oversight Committee chairman listed consistent allegations presented to his committee. The White House, he reported in the letter, ignored security breaches, blocked West Wing security inspections, and condoned mismanagement of the White House Security Office.

Waxman’s letter noted criticism of James Knodell, the Director of the White House Security Office, and Ken Greeson, the Deputy Director, for their inexperience and poor management.

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