Rove and Fitzgerald's Grand Jury
Last night, I saw the DVD "Hitler's Secretary". It was interesting; it appears that one can simply be "too close to the subject" to know what you need to know about it.
Right now, I am letting my morning coffee do its work prior to getting out there for a final "longish" walk (10-14 miles) to close out preparations for the Utracentric 24 hour race.
I am close to finishing a book called "Boy Genius" (about Rove and Bush); I've mentioned this book earlier. One of the authors (DuBose) wrote a recent article which I saw in http://www.smirkingchimp.com/ concerning how Rove might have testified in front of Fitzgerald's Grand Jury:
Lou Dubose: 'Stepping on his dick: Why Karl Rove should go, and why he won't'
Posted on Saturday, November 12 @ 09:03:49
Lou Dubose, LA Weekly
Karl Rove is a brilliant (and brutal) political tactician. Whether or not you accept that Bush won the 2000 election, it was Rove who made a mediocre governor with a second-rate policy mind president of the United States. Rove is also a self-taught American-history scholar (he never finished college). He is a self-made multimillionaire, earning every cent he ever made gaming the American political system. And he is a master of the complex public-policy issues that bore and bewilder Bush.
None of these qualities makes Rove a good defendant or prudently self-interested subject of a criminal investigation. In Washington, until he was caught up in Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald's investigation of the leak of CIA agent Valerie Plame's name, Rove avoided being put under oath -- until his four appearances before the federal grand jury handling the Plame case. Grand-jury proceedings are secret, so little is known about how Rove fared in the questioning that resulted in the indictment of Dick Cheney chief of staff Scooter Libby. Yet Rove's performance under oath in Texas is revealing, and suggests that while testifying before Fitzgerald and the grand jury, Rove might have stepped on his dick (to use a legal term of art from the state of Texas).
What about the photo? (Click on it if you want to see a larger version). It has nothing to do with walking or politics; I don't even know who this young woman is. I just liked the photo.