Karl Rove issued subpoena

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    I would really like to see him testify.

    Full Story: http://thehill.com/leading-the-news/leahy-issues-subpoena-for-rove-2007-07-26.html
     
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    he will just invoke 5th amendment rights....

    i really do not understand why it is more important to lay blame than slove problems......

    oh yea solving problems...like education, health care, social security, national security, illegal imigration, poverty, urban decay, outsourcing....would take work and creativity......

    easier to be a critic....
     
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    So what?

    Um, well, this is trying to solve something. It's trying to solve the culture of corruption in Washington. And that culture is bi-partisan.

    This subpoena is a valid power of Congress.

    If someone is accused of breaking the law, there should be oversight, no?

    I'm not saying he committed a crime yet. I'm just saying oversight is valid.
     
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    so what? that's what....
    washington just became corrupted...holy shit alert the media....
    yes it is and so is the 5th....
    oversight is valid....in both directions

    but i think there are more pressing issues than this....our govt is doing what my staff does when faced with a crisis...blaming others and lining up the pencils on their desk....
     
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    I didn't say Washington just because corrupted, so I'm not sure what you're referring to
    Doesn't mean you just give up oversight
    Of course it is, I never said otherwise, so I'm not sure what you're referring to
    They're following through on one of their valid functions, so I'm not sure what you're referring to
     
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    This still boils down to GWB's right to hire and especially fire these attorneys. Clinton did, why can't GWB?
     
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    And the witch hunt continues .....
     
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    I suppose it might lead to an examination of that right to hire and fire and to replace with partisan appointees (being careful not to take a partisan position here). Perhaps the right should be removed and some sort of civil service appointment process be put in place to avoid any temptation for an administration to appoint its own people and thereby politicise positions that shouldn't be subject to politicisation. The justice system surely should be free from politics. But if the situation is ignored it will never be improved.
     
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    awesome spin---Issue a subpoena because " It might lead to an examination------" :rofl:
     
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    Was it just a witch hunt during Clinton as well? Or was that different, because he actually TESTIFIED, thus actually committing the crime of perjury?

    OR...

    Would it not matter WHAT he testified to, like many of you feel about Libby...?

    It would just be a political rail-roading perpetrated by Liberal Democrats, right?
     

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