May 25, 2006

Refer Madness...

V.P. Cheney’s spokeswoman, Lea Anne McBride, said in response to a question regarding Dick testifying in the Libby trail, “Since the inquiry relates to a case in the courts, I refer you to the Office of the Special Counsel.”
Anyone referred to us we refer to Jason Leopold who refers it to Truthout who refers it to Raw Story who refers it to TalkLeft who refers it to Robert Luskin who refers it to Mark Corallo who refers it to Howard Kurtz who refers it to Byron York who refers it to Clarice Feldman who refers it to David Shuster who refers it to Keith Olberman who refers it to Chris Matthews who refers it to Brian Ross who refers it to Randall Samborn who refers it to me and I refer it to Lea Anne McBride because she is glue.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

FITZ FOREVER!!!!

11:36 AM  
Blogger basheert said...

FITZ!

11:38 AM  
Blogger S-Q said...

Randall!! Talk to us! LOL!

11:39 AM  
Blogger bluewild said...

Thank you for providing us with the info-chain-of-command. I think I'll go to Jason first though - saves me some time as I've been working out of town a lot lately...

11:48 AM  
Blogger basheert said...

Oh Randall

Tell us
Tell us!

11:51 AM  
Anonymous cjt said...

You need to throw Wonkette and Drudge in the mix there just for a little more confusion.

12:00 PM  
Blogger GrandmaNuk said...

Whois Lea Anne McBride? Should I know who this is?

12:03 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

It is nice to see the intelligent way of chain of command. I wouldn't say for the Gerbil's chain of command. His chain of command is... well, this is no chain of command.. You can see that the confidential information of the Gerbil's thumbsucking agenda and yearning for the bottle agenda are all "accidentally" thrown in the trash bin when all important documents is shredded.. Speaking of chain of command, a good example, what was supposed to be the chain of command of the FEMA/DHS in evacuating and assistinf the Katrina victims?? And who is minding the King Gerbil's palace called WH when he is gone???

12:08 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Grandmanuk:

McBride is Dead Eye Dick's spokesperson..

12:13 PM  
Anonymous Up in Michigan said...

"Because she is glue." You're the best, PJ. Always a giggle.

12:13 PM  
Blogger GrandmaNuk said...

SPB...yes, thanks. I just reread the post. DUH! The chain of informtion is like a sewer loop!

12:16 PM  
Blogger Jackie said...

Randell silence is golden. We must remember that the Judge is watching both sides as to improper leaks to this case. So past the buck is safe. Fitz, Randell might need some more coffee to keep alert to the twist and turns. Snakes are everwhere but I noticed that you know Chris Matthews is spinning/blaming and lying to the public. Just do a daily review of all the crooks and liars as to make sure they don't trick you. What a day for justice. Smile little angel you'll do fine.

12:16 PM  
Blogger Roger Rancourt said...

This sounds like the real Chain of Command to me!!!

Gerbil's been thrown overboard >:-D

With Lay and Skilling toast, Hastert, Drier and the rest under investigation I expect Rove is about to be summoned too

Get the press conferences ready and reel out the lights!

12:17 PM  
Blogger jan said...

(rolling, laughing and wiping the tears away) Too funny! Thanks :D

12:21 PM  
Anonymous cjt said...

All kinds of dirt on this guy...the FEC threw this out,,,typical.

On August 16, 2005, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) requesting an investigation into whether Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert’s campaign committee illegally accepted campaign contributions from foreign nationals in 2000 and 2001.

CREW based its complaint on an article appearing in the September issue of Vanity Fair in which it was reported that former F.B.I. translator Sibel Edmonds reviewed wiretap recordings involving an F.B.I. target at Chicago, Illinois’s Turkish Consulate, as well as members of the American-Turkish Council and the Assembly of Turkish American Associations. According to Ms. Edmonds, the recordings indicated that an F.B.I. target had arranged for tens of thousands of dollars of campaign contributions to be sent to Rep. Hastert’s campaign committee in small (i.e., less than $200) checks that did not have to be itemized.

http://www.citizensforethics.org

/activities/campaign.php?view=100

12:22 PM  
Blogger Roger Rancourt said...

Ba bum!!!

Rove & Novak tried to play patsy defense!

http://news.nationaljournal.com/articles/0525nj1.htm

To blunt Wilson's criticism, Rove; I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, the then-chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney; and at least one other senior administration official mounted an intensive effort alleging, among other things, that Wilson's CIA-sponsored mission to Niger amounted to nepotism.

Rove, Libby, and at least a third administration official told Novak, Cooper, Miller, and Walter Pincus of The Washington Post about Plame's CIA job. Rove has said he discussed Plame with Novak and Cooper.

A third reason that investigators are said to be concerned about a possible cover story was the grand jury testimony of both Novak and Rove about their July 9, 2003, conversation. On that day, Novak was still reporting for his July 14 column.

Novak and Rove have testified that it was Novak, not Rove, who raised the subject of Plame's CIA job and Wilson's trip to Niger, according to people familiar with the testimony of both men.

Rove has testified that he simply told the columnist that he had heard much the same information about Plame, which perhaps was nothing more than an unsubstantiated rumor. Novak's account of the July 9 call matched Rove's. Investigators were suspicious that, if this version was true, the columnist would have relied on Rove as one of his two sources to out Plame as an "agency operative."

Ashcroft was advised during the briefing that investigators had strong reservations about the veracity of the Novak and Rove accounts of the July 9 conversation. If Rove had simply said that he heard the same information that Novak did, investigators wondered why Novak would have relied on such an offhand comment as the basis for writing the column. Investigators also wondered why Novak had not at least asked Rove about what else he knew about Plame, sources said.

Geneva Overholser, a journalism professor at the University of Missouri, questioned the propriety of Novak's using Rove as a source on the Plame story if, in fact, Rove had passed along only unsubstantiated gossip.

"It's very hard for me to believe that any journalist would write a story of such importance based on someone making an offhand comment that 'I heard that too,'" Overholser, who is a former chair of the Pulitzer Prize board and a former editor of The Des Moines Register, said in an interview. "A comment like that could mean that it's just the gossip going around. That means something very different than an affirmation to go with a story. If that was the basis for Novak's story, it was the slimmest of reeds."

Weighing the Facts
Rove and Novak, investigators suspect, might have devised a cover story to protect Rove because the grand jury testimony of both men appears to support Rove's contentions about how he learned about Plame. Rove has testified that he did not learn that Plame was a CIA operative from classified information, that he was not part of a campaign with Libby or other White House officials to discredit Wilson or out Plame, and that any information that he provided Novak and Cooper about Plame's CIA job was only unsubstantiated gossip.

According to sources, Rove told the FBI and testified to the federal grand jury that he first heard that Plame worked for the CIA from a person whose name he could not remember. That person, he said, might have been a journalist, although he was not certain. Rove has also said that he could not recall whether the conversation took place in person or over the telephone.

Rove has testified that he heard more about Plame from Novak, who had originally called him on July 9 about an entirely different matter. It was only at the end of their conversation that Rove heard that Plame worked for the CIA and had some role in sending her husband on his CIA-sponsored trip to Niger, Rove has testified. Having been told this information by Novak, Rove told the FBI, he simply said he had heard the same thing. "

12:22 PM  
Anonymous 6 Miles. said...

They [Oval, WHIGs, Cabinet, Congress] are so embroiled, ensnared in their own

Bulls*** they have zero idea which way is 'up'.

Grasp for straws, throw the football over there until I figure out which of the 8,000,000 + lies I've told, and which one I must refer to, staying 'on message'.

They probably have a MS Access dbase to figure out the combinations, stories, permutations so as to assure 'cohesion'. Or is that just called 'Mary Matalin'.

What they didn't count on was the Fitzmas team to have a 'decoder', uhm --> that'd be the truth, eh?

That with the Constitution, and the American People 'up in arms'?

Unstoppable.

12:34 PM  
Blogger Quzi Formerly CC said...

Lea Anne says, "He's working from Wyoming today."

Where's Bob Woodward in this chain of command?

12:38 PM  
Blogger GrandmaNuk said...

6 mi...don't forget the HEPA filters,

1:00 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Bob Woodward??? You notice that you haven't heard a word from Bobby lately.. He is licking his wounds from Washington Post tossing him out like yesterday laundry.. He is hiding and crying nanny nanny boo boo because he is afraid the Big Bad Junkyard Dog Special Prosecutor will go after him!!!

1:19 PM  
Blogger Quzi Formerly CC said...

spb -- Bob is very silent these days. Good. I was tired of his BS. At least Bernstein has some ethics left to speak out.

1:28 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Chimpcoulter,

Do not be surprised if Bernstein is back on the circuit for interviews when the the Gerbil Administration is exposed.. He wrote a piece on Truthout.org. I wouldn't be surprised if they ask for his opinion. I know that Bernstein has written in USA Today and other newspapers. But, Bernstein did warn Woodward about the same Nixon playbook that the Gerbil was using in the WH in the Vanity Fair article.. But, Bob didn't listened. He was only interested in fame and getting his new book published. It is ashame about Woodward because I respected him as a reporter in the Watergate scandal and even in the 21 century. I brought his book: The Secret Man which gives a lot of parallel to this Administration. But, I lost total repsect when he traded his integrity and sold out to the Gerbil and company.. And the cockiness that he had on Larry King about Fitzgerald when as a reporter, you have to read all of the facts before jumping to conclusions.. He was too much into the fame and glory for the Gerbil which sealed his fate forever..

1:42 PM  
Blogger Roger Rancourt said...

Uh oh, Hastert getting pissy!

Denny Boy claims Justice Department out of control, threatens to SUE ABC News!

WASHINGTON - House Speaker
Dennis Hastert accused the Justice Department Thursday of trying to intimidate him in retaliation for criticizing the
FBI's weekend raid on a congressman's office, escalating a searing battle between the executive and legislative branches of government.
ADVERTISEMENT

"This is one of the leaks that come out to try to, you know, intimidate people," Hastert said on WGN radio Thursday morning. "We're just not going to be intimidated on it."

Asked later Thursday whether he thought he Justice Department retaliated against him with the leak, Hastert replied: "All I'm saying is, here are the dots. People can connect any dots they want to."

"I thought it was an interesting sequence of events," he added.

The Illinois Republican, in his interview with the Chicago radio station, was responding to an ABC News report that quoted an unnamed law enforcement source as saying that he was "in the mix" of the Justice Department's investigation into influence peddling by convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff.

"We are not going to dignify or speculate about the motives of anonymous sources providing inaccurate information," said Justice Department spokesman Brian Roehrkasse.

Within minutes of that report late Wednesday, the department issued the first of two denials that it was investigating Hastert. The speaker demanded a retraction from ABC News, which stood by its story. Hastert on Thursday threatened to sue the network and reporters and executives for libel and defamation.

"We will take any and all actions necessary to rectify the harm ABC has caused and to hold those at ABC responsible for their conduct," wrote Hastert's counsels, J. Randolph Evans and Stefan C. Passantino. The letter was addressed to network President David Westin and reporter Brian Ross.

"Our response to the letter is our reporting on the story," said ABC News Vice President Jeffrey Schneider.

Correspondent Brian Ross stood by his report, saying he has checked with his sources who say the story accurately represents the facts "as they know them."

"There's enough there for them (the FBI) to take a look at the speaker" and other members of Congress, Ross said in an interview.

Hastert aimed his broadsides at the Justice Department amid a swirl of recriminations on Capitol Hill, including warnings by some lawmakers of a voter backlash against members of Congress "trying to protect their own."

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060525/ap_on_go_co/raid_on_congress

I can say the words Biloxi: FRUITCAKE!!!! There's no way this guy with all his foreign bribes, ties to Cunningham, and arrogance is going to walk from the courtroom.....

2:07 PM  
Anonymous Wandering Jew said...

I wonder if Rove will sue Jason Leopold for similar charges? NOT!

Incidentally, what is happening with that Truthout story? I was over there reading some comments and aside from a lot of them being repetitive, the stance of the thread moderators is downright hostile. They are banning people and belittleing them but are not coming clean.

2:14 PM  
Blogger Roger Rancourt said...

Ol' neocons getting antzy everywhere on the Rove story.....Fry that bacon!!!!!!!



:-D

2:52 PM  
Blogger Nan said...

Very funny post, PJF & Co. Thanks for the good humor - and good news this Thursday. Looking forward to 6/6/06.
Nan

3:01 PM  
Anonymous 6 Miles. said...

As for 6/6/06 .. thats an 'ok' date.

I much prefer the one-two punch of this week with good ol' Kenny Boy going down ..

whom will W hang out with over the weekend.

Oh, that's right. The nanny. [Nanny nanny boo boo].

On that note: uhm, hello? Did 41 hire an illegal... of which was not disclosed .. or were arrangements made to 'suddenly' grant visas and immigration status.

IT JUST ALL STINKS DOESN"T IT?

5:12 PM  

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