Uh-oh, Karl. Don't look now, but you might have a little problem here.
The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee subpoenaed Karl Rove, a former top White House aide, to testify about the Bush administration’s firing of United States attorneys and prosecution of a former Democratic governor. The subpoena, by Representative John Conyers Jr., Democrat of Michigan, continues a long-running legal battle and directs Mr. Rove to appear for a deposition next Monday. Mr. Rove previously refused to appear before the panel, arguing that former presidential advisers cannot be compelled to testify before Congress. --Associated Press, January 26, 2009So what do you think, Karl? Are you going to continue to insist that presidential advisers are somehow exempt from Congressional subpoenas?
I know you did your best to cover your tracks when you destroyed all those hard drives with those emails that you didn't want anyone outside the "operation" to read. I know you and Al Gonzales did your level best to erase any electronic evidence. Presidential Records Act be damned!
And I suppose you figured you'd be saved from the inconvenience of probing questions once you had your "permanent Republican majority" in place, eh? I mean, if Fat Denny Hastert were still running the show, you'd be on Easy Street. But things didn't quite work out the way you planned, did they, Karl?
Here's the problem: John Conyers, ever the mule, seems to be insisting on his prerogatives. For some reason, he feels strongly about compliance with congressional subpoenas. The nerve! That's not the way Big Dick used to tell it, is it, Karl?
John Conyers! What a crock! Thinks he's important just because he's the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee. Pshaw! Take a look at the puffed up rhetoric he's been throwing around:
That 'absolute immunity' position ... has been rejected by U.S. District Judge John Bates and President Obama has previously dismissed the claim as 'completely misguided.' I have said many times that I will carry this investigation forward to its conclusion, whether in Congress or in court, and today's action is an important step along the way. Change has come to Washington, and I hope Karl Rove is ready for it. After two years of stonewalling, it's time for him to talk. --statement by Representative John ConyersPretty cocky, eh, Karl?
And now, you just might have to sit in front of a bunch of self-important congresspersons and answer questions about the way you operate. They might ask you about the firing of US Attorney David Iglesias. Or, they might ask about your involvement in the prosecution of Alabama governor Don Siegelman. Who knows what kind of inconvenient queries they might fire at you, eh, Karl?
And, gosh darn it, Junior forgot to scribble you a pardon on his way out the White House door! Can you believe that? After all the times you saved his sorry ass! But, you know, he always was forgetful like that. Probably all that boozin' he did when he was young. And now, here you are with a bunch of subpoenas in your mailbox and none of your peeps within a mile of a congressional gavel.
Loosen up that collar, Karl. From what I hear, it can get pretty hot under those klieg lights.