Now, this story is not from a major media outlet, it’s from a website called Legal Schnauzer. But the story seems pretty well documented – there’s even a scanned copy of Simpson’s letter to Bauer. So I guess it all comes down to how trustworthy Simpson is.
And the story about Akbar’s criminal record. There’s a mugshot of him – dude’s young and not too hideous. The most amazing thing about this story is, how did Rove manage it?! Gay/bi dudes of the Dope – come on, be honest, would you touch him?! Even if you’re a chubby-chaser?!
Beyond whether Dana Jill Simpson is telling the truth, I guess the debate here is whether this will finally drive Rove out of public life. Wasn’t even sure whether to put this in GD, or IMHO or MPSIMS or the Pit, but I figure it would end up here if I put it anywhere else; it does have implications for national politics, Rove being such a high-profile political figure and all.
I’m wondering why we’re supposed to care about any of this. I’m trying to figure out which part I least care about. So far “Arabic-named” is in the lead since it’s so badly shoehorned into the story. Why would Rove go away over this? A lot of people already despise the guy and conservatives will still appreciate if he’s trying to win elections for them.