Colin Powell endorses Obama even though nobody cares
“I speak to the President on a regular basis…”
CBS This Morning October 25.
Hey remember that time Colin Powell knew his good friend Richard Armitage was the leaker in the Valerie Plame case? But he let Scooter Libby go to jail and Karl Rove to be investigated anyway?
He and Armitage never told the president what Armitage had done. Instead, they sat silent as the investigation played out and others, including Karl Rove and Libby, were ensnared in an investigation for a crime that, if committed at all, was one for which Armitage should rightly have been prosecuted. Powell on Sunday slyly said they informed the attorney general that they “had information.” But they most definitely did not tell him, the president or the country that the leaker was Armitage.
Powell and his aides feared the White House would then leak that Armitage had been Novak’s source — possibly to embarrass State Department officials who had been unenthusiastic about Bush’s Iraq policy. So Taft told Gonzales the bare minimum: that the State Department had passed some information about the case to Justice. He didn’t mention Armitage.
What a guy.
Morning show endorsements are passe anyway. Here’s how Katy Perry does it…