Whiggate Update

Monday, October 31, 2005
  "The WHIG Conspiracy" on Daily Kos
While not using the term WHIGgate, this post in the Daily Kos brings up the same point that we've been pushing since mid-July.
[...]It was suggested that continuing with "Plame Affair" would minimize the damage to Bush by limiting it to a leak, which happens all the time in Washington, DC. Thus, a broader more encompassing name that demonstrates that Plame was part of a bigger picture in the selling of the war.
After reading the comments, the name that was suggested (and seemed to get a good deal of support) was The WHIG Conspiracy. [...]
The full post is worth reading for the list of pros and cons of the name change from "the Plame Affair" to "the WHIG conspiracy", for the poll about the name's suitability to the current scandal, and for the reader comments.
My only disagreement with the writer of the post is their feeling about the "-gate" suffix:
[...]The meme avoids the redundant "-gate" suffix. In a post-Monicagate world, adding -gate to the end of this scandal could only serve to trivialize it in the public's mind. Though, just for the record, my personal favorite of any "-gate" suggestions I've read for what to call all this was "Wargate".
I have a similar problem with the word "Conspiracy". I think it allows our opponents to dismiss everyone who talks about the WHIGs as "a conspiracy theorist," you know, that group that tends to have interesting theories about tinfoil-hatted gray aliens abducting Lee Harvey Oswald's twin from the grassy knoll.
In any case, we're in total agreement that the media has been extremely deficient in telling the story of the White House Iraq Group, and that Congress (except for a couple of members) has abdicated its constitutional responsibility to question the actions and lies of this White House.
--True Blue Liberal
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The White House Iraq Group (WHIG), with members Rove, Card, Rice, Libby, Matalin, Hughes, Hadley et al., is the group that sold us the Iraq War with false information, and tried to silence one prominent critic by exposing a CIA agent's identity.
WHIGGATE is the scandal that will bring [or should have brought] down the Bush/Cheney Administration.
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White House Iraq Group on Wikipedia
White House Iraq Group on SourceWatch
WHIG Timeline at Democrats.org
Patrick Fitzgerald's official website
Pentagon Iraq Group (PIG) a.k.a. OSP
21 Plame suspects on Think Progress
Key Washington Post article 10 Aug 03
CBS on the WHIG subpoena of 22 Jan 04
First appearance of "WHIGgate" 12 Jul 05
The Crisis Papers of 19 Jul 05
Judy & Tubes of Terror Moore 3 Aug 05
Raw Story WHIG/Cheney links 12 Oct 05
Rich on WHIG in the NY Times 16 Oct 05
Kucinich Resolution of Inquiry 20 Oct 05
Libby Indictment 28 Oct 05
Rall "Bigger Than Watergate" 1 Nov 05
Snake Oil Merchants at tvnewslies.org
Articles of Impeachment 10 Jun 08


Karl Rove
Who's Who in Washington Post
SourceWatch Biography
Andrew H. Card
WHIG of the Week entry on WU
Official White House Biography
SourceWatch Biography
I. Lewis Libby
Official White House Biography
SourceWatch Biography
PDF of Libby Indictment 28 Oct 05
Karen Hughes
WHIG of the Week entry on WU
Official State Department Biography
BuzzFlash Article
SourceWatch Biography
Mary Matalin
Biography at American President.org
SourceWatch Biography
James R. Wilkinson
WHIG of the Week entry on WU
Official White House Biography
SourceWatch Biography
Nicholas E. Calio
WHIG of the Week entry on WU
Official CitiGroup Biography
SourceWatch Biography
Stephen J. Hadley
WHIG of the Week entry on WU
Official White House Biography
SourceWatch Biography
Condoleezza Rice
Official White House Biography
Official State Department Biography
SourceWatch Biography
Scott McClellan
Scott's WHIG of the Week entry on WU

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