Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Karl Rove Under Investigation

Update: Scroll down for some Scott Bloch reasons to disbelieve and scoff, or Are Loyal Bushies Investigating Loyal Bushies?

Investigating Karl Rove, now there's an idea. For some reason, the Office of Special Counsel has decided to step up to the plate. By all accounts, the OSC is an obscure federal investigative unit which normally deals with some relatively tame stuff. Certainly, nothing on the level of nailing the White House Turd Blossom. As Rove's dream of a permanent Republican majority goes down the drain, he should too.

......the Office of Special Counsel is preparing to jump into one of the most sensitive and potentially explosive issues in Washington, launching a broad investigation into key elements of the White House political operations that for more than six years have been headed by chief strategist Karl Rove.

The new investigation, which will examine the firing of at least one U.S. attorney, missing White House e-mails, and White House efforts to keep presidential appointees attuned to Republican political priorities, could create a substantial new problem for the Bush White House. . . .

One of its primary missions has been to enforce the Hatch Act, a law enacted in 1939 to preserve the integrity of the civil service.

Loyal Bushies Investigating Loyal Bushies?

Melissa at Shakesville is skeptical. 'Skeptical' may be too mild of a term. Lots of other folks are weighing in with the opinion that an OSC investigation led by shady Bush appointee Scott Bloch, may be yet more smoke and mirrors from the crooks in the White House. And that Bloch is of the same mold as Michael Brown and Alberto Gonzales. Or in Lambert's words, "the guy's a loyal Bushie."

And Bloch is a known homophobe who used to work for the DOJ, adds Southern Beale at MRDTalk.

A word of caution from the Carpetbagger Report: "Bloch has been relatively even-handed over the last couple of years, and has even launched some legitimate investigations. I wouldn’t necessarily assume that this look into Rove’s operation is meaningless."

(thanx to Southern Beale)