Karl Rove sure knows how to run his mouth. The man who is currently under investigation for what he told a reporter about a covert CIA operative, has apparently given assurances to neo-con James Dobson about Harriet Mier's conservative credentials.
On the October 5 broadcast of his show, the Focus on the Family founder said he based his support of Harriet Miers' nomination to the Supreme Court, based on convidential information he had received:
"Well, some have called me today, some whose names our listeners would recognize -- not only members of Congress, but Christian leaders and others -- and saying, "You know, you have taken a stand here. You have made some comments about Harriet Miers, and we want to know what that's based on." So I think maybe I ought to take the rest of the broadcast today, or at least a portion of it, to tell our listeners the rationale. Now, I can't reveal it all, because I do know things that, you know, I'm privy to that I can't describe because of confidentiality. And there are some things I can't go into."
Now he says that although he discussed the Miers nomination with Karl Rove, they didn't get into specifics "We did not discuss Roe v. Wade in any context or any other pending issue that will be considered by the court."
One question for the dear Reverend: If you didn't get specific about Miers, what was the basis for your previous statement that you're privy to confidential information?
Perhaps the Senate Judiciary Committee should call Dobson as a witness during the Miers confirmation hearings, to ask if he was given assurances on how Miers would vote on certain issues, in exchange for his support. That's called a quid pro quo, in case you didn't know Mr. Dobson.
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