"I hope that you can appreciate the difficulty of my situation," Jennings said. "It makes Odysseus' voyage between Scylla and Charybdis seem like a pleasure cruise."
This is patently ridiculous. He put himself in that position. (Being between two monsters, and if you row away from one, you’re headed toward the other.) If this aide believes that Congress is the same brand on “monster” that the Bush Administration is, then he should be considered “mentally defect” and be evaluated by a Congress-appointed shrink. Either the aide tells the truth about what Congress wants to know, or he should be held in contempt and serve time.
For Karl Rove to show “good faith” toward Congress by sending his aide to Congress is deplorable. That this aide can decide what he can answer with a lawyer present and what he can't due to “executive privilege” is a cheap and cowardly way to avoid the hard questions that only Rove can “enlighten” Congress on. Is Karl Rove above the law? I don’t believe he is, in fact even the President is not above the law.
This kind of article gives me great joy to write. I’ve written many articles that were nothing but pure frustration and angst. Finally, I have something to write about that now feels like a salve on my soul. Senator Leahy will forever be one of my greatest heroes, if he stands his ground. I feel some hope for our nation. We should all be writing our elected officials and telling them to back the Judiciary Committee. The fun and games that Bush and Cheney have played are about to end. Let them obey the laws of the land like the rest of us.