On last night’s “McLaughlin Group” program, political analyst for MSNBC, the cable network Jon Stewart once said “has more letters in its name than viewers”, said something that’s pretty common these days: “Karl Rove did it.”

Time Inc. has turned over documents to federal court, which may reveal who its reporter, Matt Cooper, identified as his source in the Valerie Plame/CIA case. O’Donnell says that person, or “Deep Gloat” as I like to call him, is Bush advisor Karl Rove.

“And I know I’m going to get pulled into the grand jury for saying this but the source of…for Matt Cooper was Karl Rove, and that will be revealed in this document dump that Time magazine’s going to do with the grand jury.”

So, Time Magazine took a “document dump” on the grand jury? Good, now the grand jury will know what it feels like to be a newsstand every Monday.

The leaker has to be Rove, right? He guides everything these days. He’s the Wizard of Oz and the Wicked Witch rolled into one tubby bald guy. Even if it turns out to not be Rove, it’ll be Rove, because the leaker will no doubt be somebody attached to the puppet strings looped around the evil genius fingers of Rove. Anybody who has looked at the White House in the last few years has to have noticed the flying monkeys, haven’t they?

If you don’t recall the specifics of the case, retired career diplomat (a job title that just oozes credibility) Joseph Wilson, accused White House officials of leaking his wife’s name to columnist Robert Novak to punish Wilson and intimidate others after he wrote an op-ed article critical of the administration’s handling of prewar intelligence on Iraq.

If anybody should be pissed at Wilson, it’s Plame, whose intelligence value was being questioned by her own husband, but that’s neither here nor there, because “Rove did it.” He frightens people, he does things when they’re not looking, and he lurks underneath the beds of Democrats.

Karl Rove: The Boogeyman of D.C.


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