Wednesday, October 26, 2005


The Bush Administration prides itself on being ahead of conventional wisdom; just before last year's election, a senior White House adviser told writer Ron Suskind that he was living in a "reality-based community," laughably far from The Loop. The White House adviser then added:
"That's not the way the world really works anymore. We're an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you're studying that reality – judiciously, as you will – we'll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that's how things will sort out. We're history's actors ... and you, all of you, will be left to just study what we do."
Karl RoveThe unnamed source wouldn't have gloated had he known that special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald has been living in their "new realities" for quite some time. According to Wednesday's Washington Post:
Two lawyers involved in the case said that, based on Fitzgerald's earlier questions, the prosecutor has been aware of Libby's June 12 conversation with Cheney since the early days of his investigation. The lawyers said Libby recorded in his notes that Cheney relayed to him that Wilson's wife may have had a role in Wilson taking the CIA-sponsored mission to Niger. According to a source familiar with Libby's testimony, Libby told the grand jury he believed he heard of Wilson's wife first from reporters.
All this time, trying to logroll the prosecutor -- and realizing, too late, that he's had two years to study your notes.

Update: Speaking of reality, or the lack thereof, check out this thread on Free Republic, as the GOP faithful predict who will be indicted by Fitzgerald's grand jury. Many Freepers are certain that Karl Rove and Lewis "Scooter" Libby will emerge unscathed -- but that Judith Miller, Joe Wilson and Valerie Plame will be indicted.

Living in a dreamwork doesn't even begin to describe the current Freeper mindset. It's almost as if they believe that Saddam planned Sept. 11 while also acquiring and hiding boatloads of WMD. Wait a minute ...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It was Kenneth Galbraith who first coined the term "conventional wisdom." It was not a compliment. And wasn't it in the Ministry of Love that O'Brien thoroughly explained how reality is controlled?