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House Panel Votes to Hold Karl Rove in Contempt

Contempt of Congress is punishable by up to a year in prison though the chance of him making it there is highly unlikely:

Rove"The House Judiciary Committee voted along party lines, 20 to 14, to cite Mr. Rove for defying its subpoena to testify in an inquiry into improper political meddling in the department. 'Mr. Rove has left us no option,' said Representative John Conyers, the Michigan Democrat who is chairman of the committee. Mr. Conyers expressed regret that the committee had been forced to use its subpoena power. The panel’s top Republican, Representative Lamar Smith of Texas, accused Democrats of conducting 'witch hunts' and neglecting the people’s real business, like energy needs and border security. The committee recommendation now goes to the full House, which voted in February to hold two other former White House officials in contempt in connection with the same inquiry. The House’s votes against Joshua B. Bolten, the former White House chief of staff, and Harriet E. Miers, the former White House counsel, were the first Congressional contempt citations against the executive branch since the presidency of Ronald Reagan."

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  1. Hang that fat pig from the rafters.
    You could string our Georgie up too while you're at it, piano wire on his little nuts.

    Posted by: Tom | Jul 30, 2008 5:24:55 PM


  2. Sadly, unless they send out the gendarme to frog march him, he'll just laugh at their contempt charge.

    Posted by: Tread | Jul 30, 2008 5:37:46 PM


  3. Let's hope that in less than six months we have both houses and Obama. Rove still may get his due. As for his power, he is sinking McCrap's campaign so badly that no one will want to work with that fat bastard ever again.

    Posted by: patrick nyc | Jul 30, 2008 6:28:40 PM


  4. Some Iowans last week were arrested for trying to perform a citzens arrest on Rove.


    Posted by: Jimmyboyo | Jul 30, 2008 7:59:06 PM


  5. Roves greatest accomplishment was never under-estimating the corruption of the House and Senate Democrats. He played to their greed and fed their egos. They in turn stood by as one Government agency after another was gutted and turned into Republican/Conservative/Wing Nut welfare graft machines. Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid had their heads up some lobbyist ass the entire time.

    Posted by: ggreen | Jul 30, 2008 8:29:42 PM


  6. Bush will absolve him of whatever when he leaves office. They should arrest him.

    Posted by: thevegasstyleguy | Jul 30, 2008 9:32:17 PM


  7. One evil man down...a whole cabinet to go. I want to see Cheney, Bush, and Rove in prison orange as well.

    There just might be hope after all.

    Posted by: Tex... | Jul 31, 2008 7:48:16 AM


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