Too many coincidences surround the ABC/Disney miniseries issue. I am getting the feeling that this might be the work of Rove.
It is apparent that the unpopularity of the Iraq quagmire is going to give Democrats a big advantage this November. It is also no secret that there are many who are calling for the impeachment of Bush and his administration. These are things that we have been aware of for a long time now.
So what could Rove do to try to dissuade a populous from seeing impeachment as the right and proper thing to do?
He can try to convince them that impeachment of a standing president during a time of national crisis (our current “war on terror”) would dramatically hinder his ability to do his job. A miniseries on a major right-wing sympathising network would be the perfect medium!
In fact, to convince the network to cooperate, Rove could sell it like this:
“We (the White House) will help you develop the story-line and grant interviews to ensure accuracy, and we can air it around 9/11 as a ‘tribute’ seen as a goodwill piece by ABC and Disney. Furthermore, we will even schedule a Presidential speech commemorating the tragedy that you (ABC) can air right in the middle of the second and final episode!”
How could ABC/Disney not bite? They bit and were caught hook, line and sinker!
ABC claims that their miniseries was based on the 9/11 commision report and various interviews. No doubt Rove himself was interviewed… after all, this could have been his brain child.
Oh, coincidentally, the timing of the whole thing happens to fall right in the eye of the campaign storm of the 2006 midterms. Imagine that.
Sure there will be some controversy, but the fingers will point to ABC and Disney — NOT Rove and Bush who may just have orchestrated this massive smear job. Gotta hand it to Rove (if he in fact, had anything to do with this as I speculate): Brilliant! Underhanded, despicable, disgusting and wrong… but brilliant nonetheless.
I hope I am wrong, but I wouldn’t put anything past that fat rat Rove… nothing.
BTW, a note to John Lehman: Michael Moore has been presenting FACTS not LIES to the American and World people. This miniseries is chock full of so-called distortions and inaccuracies – i.e. “LIES”.