Monday, May 08, 2006

Waiting For Fitzmas.

Rove's Time in Limbo Near End in CIA Leak Case:
By Jim VandeHei
Washington Post Staff Writer
Monday, May 8, 2006; Page A01

Special Counsel Patrick J. Fitzgerald is wrapping up his investigation into White House Deputy Chief of Staff Karl roves role in the CIA leak case by weighing this central question:

Did Rove, who was deeply involved in defending President Bush's use of prewar intelligence about Iraq, lie about a key conversation with a reporter that was aimed at rebutting a tough White House critic?
Another question, not criminal but political: How far is Rove willing to go to make that rebuttal?
Considering this is a man who bugged HIS OWN office to help his candidate:

From the Austin Chronicle 9/29/2000
In October of 1986, Rove was working for Republican Bill Clements in his race against then-Gov. Mark White. A few days before the candidates were to debate, Rove discovered a listening device that had been planted behind a needlepoint picture of an elephant hanging on his wall. The FBI investigated. Accusations and counteraccusations were made. But no charges were ever brought, and the matter slowly dissipated, amid general speculation that Rove had planted the bug himself.
Rove, like many of his ilk, view the political process as a sporting event. There is no higher moral bar than simply winning and losing. The middle ground of what is best for the country as a whole never even enters into the equation.

We can not kid ourselves, Rove is not the first, nor was Lee Atwater, to see elections as a, win at any cost, contest. Unfortunately he will also not be the last. Simply put there is just too much money to gain, and lose, in the political arena. The competition between corporate interest and the American citizen for control of the government extends back to the founding of our nation.
Thomas Jefferson saw the cloud of this growing storm, when he said:
"I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our moneyed corporations, which dare already to challenge our government to a trial of strength and bid defiance to the laws of our country."
Thomas Jefferson, 1812
The root cause of our current state of affairs can be pinpointed to one Supreme Court case COUNTY OF SANTA CLARA v. SOUTHERN PAC. R. CO. (1886), in which the insertion of Chief Justice Morrison R. Waite statement that,
"The court does not wish to hear argument on the question whether the provision in the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution, which forbids a State to deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws, applies to these corporations. We are all of the opinion that it does."
was recorded as a "Statement of Fact", by court reporter J.C. Bancroft Davis, above the Chief Justices insistence that it was not a basis for the decision in favor of the So. Pacific RR. Unless and until this case is reviewed and the "virtual person" identity is removed from corporations, specifically in terms of political involvement, the American citizen will continue to be on the losing end of the battle.

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