Karl in the Crimea — Rove, not Marx

Karl in the Crimea -- Rove, not Marx


[UPDATE: Rove in Yalta]

Karl Rove is roving the beaches of the Crimea, not the committee rooms of Congress. Andrew Malcolm of the Los Angeles Times reached the former White House Senior Svengali by cell phone in the Eastern European resort to ask for his reaction to the death of Tony Snow.

Mr. Rove ignored a subpoena and failed to appear for testimony before a House Judiciary subcommittee. According to Rep. Linda Sánchez (D, CA-39), Mr. Rove’s lawyer, Robert D. Luskin (a partner in Patton Boggs LLP), “forgot” to tell committee staffers that his client had scheduled what Rep. Chris Cannon (R, UT-3) described as a “long-planned trip” abroad.

The Crimea, on the Black Sea, is a famed tourist area, a peninsula that was part of the USSR. Since the breakup of the Soviet Union, the area, ancestral homeland of the Tatar people, has become an “autonomous republic” within Ukraine. This seems to be controversial, as some Ukrainians see the “autonomous republic” status as the start of a separatist movement; others see it as a smoke screen for continued Russian interference in the peninsula, long a strategic naval asset.

Ukraine does not have an extradition treaty with the US, according to the Congressional Research Service, and “Contempt of Congress” may not be a crime in the Crimea. At least we don’t have to worry about Mr. Rove obtaining undue influence over the Crimean president — there isn’t one.  The Head of State of Crimea is the President of Ukraine (Viktor Yushchenko).

Image by Mike Licht.

18 Responses to “Karl in the Crimea — Rove, not Marx”

  1. Lawrence E. Rafferty Says:

    Thanks for running him down. Now all the media has to do is get a camera to the Crimea beach that he is hiding in. I bet he is buried in sand up to his neck so that he won’t be recognized!

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  3. Gordon Says:

    Thanks for the tipoff.

  4. ciu Says:

    Perhaps he’s at Bush’s War Criminal Ranch in Paraguay?

    Run, Turdblossom, Run!!!

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  6. John Drake Says:

    Now we know where to send the Jackal…

  7. Libertina Says:

    Oh, Crimea River!!!!

  8. woody Says:

    Rove on the run in Crimea? His career in Tatars?

    What Congress needs to do is to put a bounty on the slimey, little shitwhistle.

  9. Bud Says:

    Who cares? It’s not like the democrats have the balls to actually indict and prosecute this lying shitbag. They’ll just roll over like always. Way to serve justice and uphold the constitution you pussies!

  10. Mike Licht Says:


    You may be right. Rep. Sanchez wanted to invoke Conptempt of Congress last week but Rep. Conyers (surprisingly) put it off for another 5 days. That would be Thursday, as I recall.

    Mr. Conyers contributes to HuffingtonPost, so folks in the Blogosphere might want to remind him to go for Mr. Rove’s hide.

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  12. jake Says:

    Oh dear God. Do not print a picture of that disgusting pig in a bathing suit on the beach.

    Maybe Limbaugh can join him for some drugs and children- you know i heard he is junkie and a pedophile…

  13. Mike Licht Says:

    Jake: Drug addiction and pedophilia are about the only charges I had not heard about Mr. Rove. Thank you for completing the set.

    Seriously, while Rx drug addiction seems popular among Republicans (and the American population in general), Mr. Rove’s drug of choice seems to be politics. Sadly, he is no more out-of-shape than most of us. And if Mr. Rove had a predilection for kiddies, he would have been outed by now.

  14. Disillusioned American Says:

    It’s only fitting the pasty faced swine would take refuge in a Republic that contains the word “Crime” in it’s namesake. I hope someone in Crimea has a grudge and a long range rifle.

  15. Mike Licht Says:

    Disillusioned American: Sorry to say Mr. Rove was just in the Crimea (part of Ukraine) for a long weekend, after which he went to Beverly Hills to promote his up-coming Fox News TV appearances.

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  17. Mike Licht Says:

    Newsweek caught up with Mr. Rove as well.

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