Wednesday, May 16, 2007


There's a lot of popcorn popping over this announcement:

Rove's former assistant, Susan Ralston, is currently seeking immunity to testify before Waxman's committee. Ralston is a former assistant to Jack Abramoff, the disgraced Washington super-lobbyist and Republican fund-raiser. As Rove's gatekeeper, she became special assistant to the President and the highest-ranking Filipino-American in the administration. For Waxman, she is a link between Abramoff and Rove. Ralston was deposed behind closed doors prior to her request for immunity. According to her friends, she has nothing to say that would cause problems for Rove. Her request for immunity was forwarded to the Justice Department, whose recommendation may or may not be followed by Congress.
Frankly I'm not sure what the biggie is if she's not going to flip on Rove. Then again, perhaps everyone is hoping that she will flip once given immunity and asked the right questions. Who knows. Along with Monica Goodling, Ralston likely has the info needed for more evidence of felonies committed by the White House. The real question is this though. If she (or Goodling) deliver the goods (like Comey has), will anything be done?

I'm simply aghast at what these guys are getting away with in the midst of the evidence (not just tinfoil hat accusations).

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