Jane Galt comments on last weeks predictions of a Karl Rove indictment and the disgraced former reporter who spread them.
The lefty blogosphere was all over this story like Michael Jackson at a Gymboree, despite the fact that anyone with a lick of common sense could see right through it. So intently would they like to see Mr. Rove “frog marched” out of the White House gates that they’d latch on to anything that promises them such a spectacle. It doesn’t matter that Leopold was quite clearly full of it, and that the source – Truthout had all the journalistic integrity of The Weekly World News, anything that justifies yet another round of anti-Bush onanism is taken as gospel by some.
Robert Luskin, Karl Rove’s lawyer, says he spent most of the day on May 12 taking his cat to the veterinarian and having a technician fix his computer at home.
He was stunned, therefore, when journalists started calling to ask about an online report that he had spent half the day at his law office, negotiating with Patrick Fitzgerald — and that the special prosecutor had secretly obtained an indictment of Rove.
The cat’s medical tests, Luskin says, found that “the stools were free of harmful parasites, which is more than I can say for this case.”
I’d imagine that the cat’s ass probably smelled better than this story too.
As P.T. Barnum was quoted as saying — there’s a sucker born every minute. Given that, it looks like lefty blogs won’t have to worry about running out of readership…