October 9, 2005
The curse of Karl
D’ya think Bush ever wonders if he might, just might, be better off without his overweight shadow?
Oct. 9 (Bloomberg) – Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Arlen Specter said he wants to know whether presidential adviser Karl Rove privately assured a conservative activist about how Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers would rule from the bench.
Specter, a Pennsylvania Republican, said he will would look into a statement by James Dobson, president of the Colorado Springs, Colorado-based advocacy group Focus on the Family, that Dobson has had “conversations” with Rove about the woman nominated to replace retiring Justice Sandra Day O’Connor and knows things about Miers “that I probably shouldn’t know.”
“The Senate Judiciary Committee is entitled to know whatever the White House knew,” Specter, a Pennsylvania Republican, said on ABC’s “This Week” program. “If Dr. Dobson knows something that he shouldn’t know or something that I ought to know, I’m going to find out.”
Specter didn’t say if that meant he would subpoena Dobson or Rove to appear before the committee.
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