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Stop Putzing Around

CBS says Rove Ignores Subpoena, Refuses To Testify.

There is at least one cell in the basement of the Capitol. Congress needs to use its power of inherent contempt and throw Karl in that cell. He will be released when the new Congress is sworn in, but neither the Shrubbery, nor the courts can get him released earlier.

The current DoJ isn’t going to do anything, so do it yourself, Congress. It might help to move your approval ratings out of single digits.

9 comments

1 Fallenmonk { 07.10.08 at 5:21 pm }

Allowing Rove and the White House to snub their nose at the Congressional subpoena is setting a dangerous precedent. Rove needs to be in jail if nothing else but to set an example.

2 Badtux { 07.10.08 at 7:08 pm }

So who will arrest Rove? Shall we see an all-out gunfight between the Secret Service and the Capitol Police? Hmm…

I think the House will do nothing. To do something would be to risk the Emperor crossing the Rubicon and declaring, “I am the law.” And George W. Bush has the atomic bomb — what do they do then? It’d be like the Emperor Caligula appointing his horse to the Roman Senate, what did the Senate do then, other than bluster and plot (which they would have been doing anyhow)? In the end Caligula was assassinated by his own Praetorian Guard which then put Claudius on the throne, rather than being hobbled by anything the Roman legislature did.

– Badtux the History Penguin

3 Bryan { 07.10.08 at 7:50 pm }

The House Sergeant at Arms could just hire a bounty hunter, because Rove has no official protection of any kind as he is a former official. It’s the same for a number of people who have ignored subpoenas.

You could probably get a reality show to pay the expenses if they use a couple of professional wrestlers to make the collar. There would be a big market in pay-per-view for watching Rove get arrested.

Congress either does something, or it should just shut down.

4 Steve Bates { 07.10.08 at 11:28 pm }

“You could probably get a reality show to pay the expenses if they use a couple of professional wrestlers to make the collar.” – Bryan

Are there any well-known wrestlers who live in DC? I can just see the billboard now: “The wrestlers are natives tonight!

I’d pay good money to see Rove in jail, and better money to see him in solitary confinement.

5 Bryan { 07.10.08 at 11:36 pm }

GRRRROOOOOAAAAANNNNNN!!!!!!!

At a minimum we could find out if he thinks waterboarding is torture 😈

6 Kryten42 { 07.11.08 at 11:08 am }

I’m sure Bryan, as a former LEO… you know about those places that have a dark corner where one drops an envelope on the table, with a photo, note and $10k in cash (or more depending on the importance of the problem one wants fixed).

Not suggesting a thing! Just saying… 😉 Only TV, fools and amateurs use want ads, or prowl the streets looking for a *certain* person to help. LOL

It was once part of my job to know about such things and how it works. What a World.

7 Bryan { 07.11.08 at 12:49 pm }

I think it would be interesting to find out if Congress can use stocks and put him on display with a suitable supply of over-ripe vegetables.

The legislature has to establish its primacy or become irrelevant. There is no institutional pride in out current Congress, and they had better find some or they’ll be pounding the pavement in the crumby economy they have helped to create.

8 Steve Bates { 07.11.08 at 8:50 pm }

“I think it would be interesting to find out if Congress can use stocks and put him on display with a suitable supply of over-ripe vegetables.”

Would that work, given the current decline in stocks?

I’m afraid the only long-term solution to Rove would involve not a stock but a stake. I couldn’t do that, but I do have some veggies in my fridge that I could contribute to the cause. Actually, I do have a rather old container of vegetable stock…

9 Bryan { 07.11.08 at 10:12 pm }

Actually, the vegetables would be more useful in a stock feeding the homeless, that used to express outrage at Rove.

Maybe he should just be hung in a gibbet from the facade of the Capitol, as a warning.