September 29, 2003

Bush Comments?

With all that's going on, you may be wondering why I haven't added any Bush comments here in a few days. Things are well-covered elsewhere at the moment. Take your pick: Absit Invidia, Tread Lightly,

You can read the transcript of Tim Russert and Condi Rice:

MR. RUSSERT: Ambassador Joe Wilson was sent over to Niger by the CIA to look into this whole matter of selling uranium to Iraq. He came back with a report which was given to the administration. Then there was an article by columnist Robert Novak which cited two administration sources and identified Ambassador Wilson’s wife by name. She was an undercover agent at the CIA. There is now an investigation. The CIA has requested the Justice Department to look into this. It’s a crime to identify an undercover agent. And in this article in today’s Washington Post, a senior administration official said that White House officials called six reporters to identify, to out, if you will, Joe Wilson’s wife. What can you tell us about that?
DR. RICE: Tim, I know nothing about any such calls, and I do know that the president of the United States would not expect his White House to behave in that way. It’s my understanding that when a question like this is raised before the agency, that they refer it as a matter of course, a matter of routine to the Justice Department. The Justice Department will now take appropriate action, whatever that is, and that will be up to the Justice Department to determine what that action is.
MR. RUSSERT: What will the president do? Will he bring people in and ask them what they did?
DR. RICE: I think it’s best since it’s in the hands of the Justice Department to let it remain there.
Well, you just don't have to look far. I have no organized comments yet, except to say I have people who supported Bush telling me he's going to lose in 2004... people I respect. It gladdens the heart. Maybe it's time for the Republicans to begin considering running someone against Bush in the primaries.

Posted by James at September 29, 2003 3:59 PM
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I'm someone who voted for Bush in 2000 on a "lesser of two evils" proposition. Never again...

I've wondered about a primary challenge as well but it will have to be a maverick a la Pat Buchanan v. George I in 1992 because the GOP anointed W. in 1999 and the party won't brook a challenge from within its ranks.

Posted by: Steve at September 29, 2003 9:43 PM

Do the people running the White House not read the news? You'd have to be living in a news-free zone not to know about the Dr. David Kelly case in England.

It's a similar case (without the suicide, thank goodness), and I hope an investigation of this administration will occur, similar to what's happened in England.

My, my--what a bunch of morons.

Posted by: Patti M. at September 30, 2003 10:08 AM

I'm really hoping this is the final nail in the coffin, but it all hinges on how many people are willful enough to continue ignoring the truth. The influence of media makes a big difference. They have been far too gentle with this administration, but the gloves are starting to slip.

Posted by: julie at September 30, 2003 11:50 AM


This topic will be the subject of tonight's (Tuesday) Nightline.

Posted by: julie at September 30, 2003 4:14 PM

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