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March 5th, 2009
06:00 PM ET

Questions for Rove & Miers about U.S. attorney firings?

FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:

Former top Bush aides Karl Rove and Harriet Miers have finally agreed to testify under oath before Congress about the firings of those U.S. attorneys.

In 2006, according to an e-mail from a former Justice Dept. official, U.S. attorneys were singled out and fired for not being “loyal Bushies.”

The Bush White House had fought attempts to force them to testify - citing executive privilege - but an agreement has now been reached between lawyers for Presidents Bush and Obama. Rove and Miers will appear before the House Judiciary Committee in closed depositions. The committee says it might also call on them for public testimony. Rove was President Bush's top political adviser for most of his presidency; and Miers was the top White House legal adviser for about two years.

The controversy goes back to those 2006 firings of federal prosecutors in nine cities and includes allegations of political interference. According to an e-mail from a former Justice Department official, some of these U.S. attorneys were singled out because they were not "loyal Bushies."

Committee chairman John Conyers says this is "a vindication of the search for truth." And for his part, Karl Rove tells Fox News that he's looking forward to telling the committee about his alleged role in the firing of federal prosecutors - although he says it could turn into a "show trial." Rove says Conyers probably has more interest in him than other former White House aides, stating "I understand they may be the hors d'oeuvres, but I'm the main course. Some Democrats would love to have me barbecued."

As documents continue to surface from the Bush era there's a hunger in some corners to set the record straight about the legality of a lot of stuff that happened over the past eight years.

Here’s my question to you: What would you ask Karl Rove and Harriet Miers about the firing of those U.S. attorneys?

Interested to know which ones made it on air?

Karl from San Francisco writes:
My question to both of them is simple: Who gave you your marching orders? There aren't many in the administration with authority over you, so who specifically authorized you to instigate this process?

Adam writes:
It's not like those two will really answer anything. Congressional hearings are absolute jokes for people with political clout. Nothing will happen to them, and they won't say a thing.

Jim from Chicago writes:
While I think it is important that we find out what Rove and Miers wanted the fired attorneys to do that they refused, it is even more crucial to me that we get to the bottom of what the "terrible two" asked the remaining attorneys that they didn't refuse to do.

Lisa from Yucca Valley, California writes:
What makes you think that you are above the law, and can twist it to fit your goals, even when your actions are clearly illegal? And which federal prison do you want to spend the rest of your life in?

Ann from Hampton, New Jersey writes:
What sense of fulfillment did you get out of firing those attorneys who, for probably good reasons of their own, were not loyal to Pres. Bush and probably ruined their careers?

Anne writes:
I would just like to know why they are even trying to cover anything up! Why not just be open about the whole deal? They know that they are not going to be prosecuted for anything! It isn't as if they aren't laughing about the toothless justice system anyway.

Denny from Tacoma, Washington writes:
I would ask them: Specifically, on a case by case basis, on what grounds were each of those U.S. attorneys fired?

Ryan from Columbus, Ohio writes:
How do you sleep at night?


Filed under: Karl Rove
soundoff (221 Responses)
  1. Paul Austin,Texas

    I would ask them to give us all an honest answer was this all just for political power? Second question would be just who gave you the power to fire these individuals? Third question would be now answer again? This time honestly!

    March 5, 2009 at 12:58 pm |
  2. Richard - Knoxville TN

    Hey – Good ol' Karl turned up his nose at, what, 5 supenas because he's above the law - what makes you think he (and his should be cell-mate) will tell the truth by showing up and talking at this one -

    Bottom line, it doesn't make any difference what questions are asked, does it???

    March 5, 2009 at 12:59 pm |
  3. Natalie, Michigan

    Nothing. It's old news and nobody cares.

    March 5, 2009 at 1:01 pm |
  4. Kevin H.

    I would ask Karl Rove and Harriet Miers how they sleep at night.

    March 5, 2009 at 1:02 pm |
  5. Ken in NC

    I would ask them to explain why they fired all the people that were smarter than W. That wasn’t very smart. Go figure.

    March 5, 2009 at 1:04 pm |
  6. Katiec Pekin, IL

    Jack,
    I think this is a waste of time as although under oath we will not
    get the facts or the truth. Especially with Rove. The man cannot
    admit all he has done as he would most definitely go to prison.

    March 5, 2009 at 1:06 pm |
  7. Dave, Brooklyn, NY

    It doesn’t matter what questions I would ask. I will never hear the answers since they will be speaking behind closed doors and they will not be under oath, and thus they will be able to continue to lie as they have for the last 8 years with impunity. It will be a complete waste of time.

    March 5, 2009 at 1:11 pm |
  8. JD in NH

    I wouldn't waste my breath. They won't be under oath and if a question comes up they don't want to answer they'll cite "executive privilege."

    March 5, 2009 at 1:13 pm |
  9. Patty.D. Bristol, Pa.

    I would ask why on Earth such an inexperienced lacky like Monica Goodling was given such a powerful job in the first place. It's kind of obvious isn't it? She was their to get rid of all the honest DAs and put in Bush loyalists, many of whom were as unqualified as herself.

    March 5, 2009 at 1:13 pm |
  10. Jeff, Galena, MO

    Nothing. Sad to say it but this is the least of my concerns about what went on in the Bush Admin. However I do have a list of questions longer than your arm about other subjects... such as warrantless wire tapping, unprovoked attack of a sovereign country, lying to Congress, and many others we all know about. Like I say, the list is long.

    March 5, 2009 at 1:21 pm |
  11. mac from traverse city Michigan

    Mr. Roe and Ms. Miers in light of the fact that Sarah Palin is now the "face" of the republican party and Rush Limbaugh is the "voice" of the republican party are you proud of what you did in Washington and happy with what you've done to America.

    March 5, 2009 at 1:21 pm |
  12. Kim - Blair, NE

    I would probably be asking W if he is prepared to be thrown under the bus. Rove will never admit to anything. He has no problem teling lies. He's been at this for too many years going back as far as Nixon & probably before.

    March 5, 2009 at 1:25 pm |
  13. Roy

    You know this is a good question but unfortunately I don't believe that either of them will be truthful at all even under oath. They are a part of why America was going in the wrong direction and both snubbed their noses at ALL of America so many times it's pathetic. I am sure that any evidence would have disappeared long ago and none of it recoverable. These two are just part of a conspirasy to bring America to it's knees and it almost worked. They are lier's and as non American as one can get no matter how many flags they wave and how many bibles they thump. I would only hope that those that do ask the questions stick to their collective guns and demand straight answers with proof and not back down when they are rebuffed.

    March 5, 2009 at 1:25 pm |
  14. MM in NC

    When I first heard about the firings, I was so MAD. How could the justice department be so subverted by the Republican ideologs? The Justice Department is suppose to neutral politically.
    Why haven't the parties involved in this debacle been summoned before a Grand Jury Investigation?
    This is a worse mess than Watergate. Let the American people know what happened, then let the public judge who should be called to task. There was a reason why laws were put on the books after the Watergate scandal. All of these laws have been neutered or ignored by the last administration in the name of protecting Americans from terrorist.
    God help us! We need to be protected from the protectors.

    March 5, 2009 at 1:28 pm |
  15. Stacy from Leesburg, VA

    Easy, Jack. The question I would ask: "What size do you want your orange jumpsuits?"

    March 5, 2009 at 1:32 pm |
  16. Jackie in Dallas

    About damn time! They both should already be considered in contempt of Congress! But getting them there is only part of the battle. Getting them to actually say anything is the major part, and I think both will clam up.

    Unless Rove really is as ticked off at ex-President Bush as has been reported. Then, he might spill some beans in return for immunity....

    March 5, 2009 at 1:33 pm |
  17. Jeff in E. Lyme, CT

    I'd ask Rove, when we finally do a double pig roast with him & Limbaugh, whether he wants an apple or a pear in his moouth.

    March 5, 2009 at 1:36 pm |
  18. Ed Reed

    I would ask him who told him about Valerie Plame and who asked him to tell the press about her.

    Ed Reed

    March 5, 2009 at 1:37 pm |
  19. Rodney, Minnesota

    Is the president and his staff exempt from the rule of law under any circumstance?

    March 5, 2009 at 1:39 pm |
  20. Erik

    Jack,
    I'd ask two questions:
    1) If the firings were not political, why did you hide behind executive privilege?
    2) Who's the head of the Republican party, Michael Steele or Rush Limbaugh?

    Erik
    McDonough, GA

    March 5, 2009 at 1:42 pm |
  21. Thomas

    I would ask Rove and Miers for all communications between the former incompetent attorney general " Alberto Gonzales " .

    Then file indictments , obstruction of evidence , destruction of evidence , tampering !

    March 5, 2009 at 1:43 pm |
  22. Tom in Desoto Texas

    It will not matter what either of them are asked. Their lies have been rehearsed for years.

    March 5, 2009 at 1:45 pm |
  23. Emily Moss

    Send them back to Texas. Rehashing the misdeeds of the previous administration will not help us handle the problems we have now. I don't think we will ever have such a group of miscreants in the White House again. All Americans should be sadder but wiser.

    March 5, 2009 at 1:45 pm |
  24. jim sharp sunrise beach missouri

    That bunch lied to us for 8 years, so what makes you think they will tell us the truth this time. I say send them all to gitmo and when we get around to it we will give them a fair trial.

    March 5, 2009 at 1:47 pm |
  25. Anne

    I don't care that the agreement said they wouldn't talk about Bush. I would have Bush's name in every question for the entire time. And then I would sit back and watch the two of them squirm.

    Anne
    Texas

    March 5, 2009 at 1:49 pm |
  26. LM from Fayetteville, NC

    All I want is to know what they did from their own mouths and then cut them free and let them go home and think about it the rest of their lives. Some say "we have too much important to bother with this mess". Well, it is looking like there was something mighty rotten in all this stuff. It might be hard to listen to but worth it.

    March 5, 2009 at 1:49 pm |
  27. Billy G in Las Vegas

    Jack,

    under the heading of "Some Democrats would love to have me barbecued.”, I would ask Mr Rove if he prefers to be grilled or smoked?

    March 5, 2009 at 1:49 pm |
  28. john...... marlton nj

    Karl, can you explain if there is any difference between a black president picking a black AG because he is black and the way the Bush admin ran its personnel decisions.

    Harriet, same question......

    March 5, 2009 at 1:51 pm |
  29. John from Alabama

    Jack: Why just these 9 federal prosecutors? Were these attorneys incompetent? Were these prosecutors taking bribes? Did these prosecutors break the law? Did they interfere with US Marshalls from doing their jobs? What part did Karl Rove play in the prosecution of Former Governor Don Siegalmann of Alabama? Why did Alice Martin, federal prosecutor, excuse herself from conducting the trial of Siegalmann? Why did President Bush nominate Harriet Miers for a Justice opening on the Supreme Court? There are many more questions to ask, but if honesty is what we want to hear, these two will not provide it.

    John from Alabama

    March 5, 2009 at 1:52 pm |
  30. Mike S., New Orleans

    How would you explain to the husbands and wives and children of those you fired that they lost their income because they weren't Republican enough?

    March 5, 2009 at 1:54 pm |
  31. Terry

    While Rove and Miers are ethically challenged, the reality is that every employee at DOJ serves at the pleasure of the Attorney General. Gonzales could have fired everyone in the building without reason. This investigation is a waste of time. I'd rather see an investigation into the real cost of Bush's budgets and the war in Iraq. Hire an outside auditor to look at the cooked books of Bush's administration. Rove's and Miers' fingerprints are probably on them, too.

    March 5, 2009 at 1:55 pm |
  32. Dennis

    Jack, Although I certainly would like to see Bush/Cheney et. ALL get what is DUE for all the wrong things they did, can this not WAIT? We have so many more PRESSING issues to deal with right now!

    March 5, 2009 at 1:58 pm |
  33. Affinious

    Please detail Dick Cheney's involvement to the best of your knowledge.

    March 5, 2009 at 1:59 pm |
  34. Kerry Diehl

    “Why the heck did you (Carl and/or Harriet) even give this idiot Conyers the respect of showing up for this democratic BS show???”

    (It is far more important for John Conyers to investigate and prosecute individuals who have shirked their sworn duty to perform such as Barney Frank, Chris Dodd and Harry Reid for disregarding the warnings in 2006 and allowing the collapse of Freddie / Fannie along with not protecting the rest of the financial markets they were in charge of.)

    The above is a far more relevant issue than trying to get even with the Bush administration.

    March 5, 2009 at 2:01 pm |
  35. Chad from California

    Hey Mr. self proclaimed "main course", tell us exactly why you are the 'main course' ? In detail, please. No political meandering, please. Tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, for once in your life!

    March 5, 2009 at 2:02 pm |
  36. circy in New Mexico

    I would ask them if they knew what the words "honesty" and "ethics" means. Of course, I already know what the answers are. They demonstrated exceedingly well that they knew right from wrong but weren't going to be bothered by such petty stuff. Get a rope!

    March 5, 2009 at 2:03 pm |
  37. Dan from Alliance, OH

    Were you involved in the choices made on which US Attorney's were fired?

    March 5, 2009 at 2:04 pm |
  38. Remo in Austin,Texas

    I'm confused here. How many did President Clinton fire?

    March 5, 2009 at 2:06 pm |
  39. David Bebeau,Springfield Missouri

    Jack
    I want to try to be polite here because my dis like for Rove and insane gang of liars/slight of hand/smoke and mirrors is pretty bad real bad.
    So i will just say this.If anyone at any time anywhere really thinks even under oath the Rove will ever tell the truth about anything then I am sorry for them.He should work for the KGB............The things that they
    did in that administration make Nixon look like a beginner.
    David Bebeau

    March 5, 2009 at 2:08 pm |
  40. David Gerstenfeld

    Ask them if they any idea of how many taxpayers dollars are being wasted asking them to incriminate themselves.
    David, Las Vegas

    March 5, 2009 at 2:10 pm |
  41. Marie Ontario

    What difference does it make there are two different sets of rules for the rich & powerful and the ordinary citizen. After watching Alberto Gonzales testify under oath where he clearly lied it just made a mockery of the American justice system.

    March 5, 2009 at 2:12 pm |
  42. Kim in Dodge City, KS

    The truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth? Let me know how that works out for ya.

    The only way these two would agree to testify, is if they could be allowed to lie, or not take an oath.

    March 5, 2009 at 2:14 pm |
  43. Allen L Wenger

    Have you no shame? Didn't you know that President Bush was an elected official who was sworn to do what was best for the country and not simply what was best for the Republican Party?

    Mountain Home ID

    March 5, 2009 at 2:14 pm |
  44. Richard, Syracuse, NY

    Why have you lied to the American People? The US Attorney's serve at the pleasure of the President. They can be terminated only by the President. Not the Vice President, not the Attorney General, only the President. So why did President Bush say he knew nothing about it? If he knew nothing about it, than the attorney's were fired illegally. And obviously for solely Political Reasons. If he did know about it he lied, again, to the American People.

    March 5, 2009 at 2:15 pm |
  45. Dee in Florida

    I'd ask them both, "are you ashamed of your behavior and of the behavior of your colleagues and superiors".

    It'd be nice to know if anyone feels bad about any of the crooked actions or tactics going on in our government.

    What is more important, would I stand a chance of getting a truthful answer? Not in this lifetime!

    March 5, 2009 at 2:17 pm |
  46. Mark in OKC

    You mean we aren't in one already?

    March 5, 2009 at 2:19 pm |
  47. Mark Easton, PA

    Question for Karl from a "Democrat that would love to have you
    barbecued".

    Would you taste better on a spit over an open fire, or pressed between the hot plates of a George Foreman grill?

    March 5, 2009 at 2:19 pm |
  48. Chad from California

    Hey Miers, Why does your stock photo look like your possessed by a demon???

    March 5, 2009 at 2:20 pm |
  49. Tom Ft Lauderdale

    Jack
    Stop wasting the taxpayers money on people who are ethically challenged. They aren't going to be honest because they don't have to be and never have. I suggest they submit the entire Bush administration to electro shock therapy to find the truth.

    March 5, 2009 at 2:21 pm |
  50. Jerry,OK

    They should ask Rove and Myers why they aren't appearing out in the open for all to see?

    Jerry N/Broken Arrow, OK

    March 5, 2009 at 2:23 pm |
  51. Paul - New Orleans, LA

    Jack, I would ask both of them: Look what happened to you!

    March 5, 2009 at 2:25 pm |
  52. Terry from North Carolina

    Jack
    I would ask Karl Rove why arent you and Harriet Miers in jail?

    March 5, 2009 at 2:26 pm |
  53. Michael "C" Lorton, Virginia

    Jack: I would ask both of them one question; "Is truth spoken before its time is dangerous?"

    March 5, 2009 at 2:29 pm |
  54. Barbara - NC

    Why are they covering up for Bush and Cheney? How much was their take for keeping their mouths shut or lying?

    March 5, 2009 at 2:29 pm |
  55. Andre R. Newcomb

    Not much, actually. Just a little sad to see reputations sullied like they are by accusers who, themselves, seem to be politically motivated and less than an absence of malice.

    Andy of Sierra Vista, Arizona

    March 5, 2009 at 2:30 pm |
  56. Tony from Torrington

    I would ask them if they were aware how many US Attorneys were fired by Bill Clinton. Then I would tell them to have a nice day and watch their step on the way out.

    This is a fine use of tax payer dollars but then again, democrats have yet to understand the proper use of finances or how to lead in upper management. Those who SHOULD be testifying under oath in front of Congress are Franklin Raines, Maxine Waters and Barney Franks. As for Barney, not only should they investigate his failure at finances, but also his affair with some guy at Fannie Mae. If Barney were a Republican, he would be going through the "wide stance" attacks from the press.

    I for one am tired of the slime that a Rahm Emmanuel brings to the White House.

    March 5, 2009 at 2:32 pm |
  57. odessa

    why did you fired u.s. attorneys, got former gov.alabama in jail, and why did you created so much chaos?..karl rove is nothing but a sneaky, fat cat who would do anything to get out of the case..the democrats better press him hard and make him sweat for lying..myers should have been honest in the beginning so that she wouldn't be involved in the first place..i hope that john conyers make him minced meat in front of everyone..

    March 5, 2009 at 2:36 pm |
  58. Griff...... The Truth

    This look of yours Jack. Trying to pick my Brain?

    March 5, 2009 at 2:39 pm |
  59. David in San Diego

    "What did the President know, and when did he know it?" It worked pretty well once before.

    March 5, 2009 at 2:40 pm |
  60. Jim/NC

    If, in fact, 9 US attorneys were fired, why was that the course of action?Why are you here, Mr. Rove, when Clinton fired 90 when he took office in 1993?

    March 5, 2009 at 2:42 pm |
  61. J Georgia

    I have such anger and outright animosity for Rove and the previous administration that I can't really answer a question about these guys with any objectivity. Rove damaged my country. I won't forget it.

    March 5, 2009 at 2:43 pm |
  62. Veronica, Richmond, VA

    Why does congress want to hear more lies? Just through the bums in jail where they belong

    March 5, 2009 at 2:44 pm |
  63. Tina Tx

    OH please. They already know what questions will be asked and if there is anything else asked they will plead the 5th.
    Tina
    Tx

    March 5, 2009 at 2:44 pm |
  64. ingrid, new york

    response to rove's comment that the democrats would like to "barbecue him"- what kind of barbecue sauce would you like to be smothered in? because here it comes.

    March 5, 2009 at 2:45 pm |
  65. vern-t anaheim,ca

    i am glad the house has finally gotten rove&miers to testify under oath about the dishonest practices of the bush administration and i believe the federal prosecutors who were fired because they were not bush loyalists.i received my copy of jacks book" it's now or ever and have enjoyed reading it,he hits the nail on the head and i would recommend people get a copy and read it for themselves

    March 5, 2009 at 2:45 pm |
  66. Mark Easton, PA

    For Mr. Rove:
    At any time during your assignment as an Aide to the President, did you ever find it hard to believe that George W. Bush lawfully obtained a college degree from one of the top Universities in the nation? Remember, you are under oath.

    For Ms. Miers:
    Why did you leave your post before the Bush term was completed, after you were so honored to have the ability to serve your country in that capacity?

    March 5, 2009 at 2:46 pm |
  67. bob, oshawa, ontario

    Jack, it wouldn't matter what question you asked them because they will be evasive to the point of frustration, a la Scooter Libby. To be effective, precise questions must be drawn from sufficient documentation that if not answered directly will put the two of them in a bad light even if they are not found guilty much like the major league ball players who hid under the cover of memory loss, language communication and the Fifth Amendment to avoid implication in drug allegations. In the end, I don't think anything will come of the hearings except an entertaining tutorial on how to avoid prosecution 101.

    March 5, 2009 at 2:47 pm |
  68. Mike - Hot Springs, Arkansas

    Attorney firings are not the only problem. There were a lot of totally unqualified attorneys hired. It appears that if you showed up at the proper persons door with a degree from a chirstian college you were hired before anyone with a upper tier law school degree. It was kind of an Onward Christian Soldiers kind of thing.

    March 5, 2009 at 2:47 pm |
  69. Joe in DE

    The investigation is justified but not sure worth the the time & cost.

    I would like to see an investigation of the prosecution of Ramos & Compean. In thiks illegal or unethical manipulation by the Bush Administration led to the grteats miscarriage of justice in modern times.

    March 5, 2009 at 2:50 pm |
  70. Susan Frost

    I'd ask them if they'd be willing to make a deal to testify against Bush and Cheney.

    Susan
    Tuscaloosa, AL

    March 5, 2009 at 2:50 pm |
  71. Maria

    i would just ask them to tell us the truth because if not they should be ready to face whatever is thrown at them.

    March 5, 2009 at 2:51 pm |
  72. Tom, Bradenton

    A thorough investigation is needed and if there were violations they should be sent to a maximum security prison where the most violent offenders are. It is time to clean up this country and its corruption.

    March 5, 2009 at 2:54 pm |
  73. Bill Tucson, AZ

    To Karl Rove: Do you really believe you should have been consulted in the firing of the U.S. Attorneys if the reason was for performance. And since you were consulted, the firings were obviously political.
    To Harriet Miers: Why did you even participate in what, apparently, because of Karl Roves involvement, was a political move to remove U.S. attorneys that were not Bush supporters.

    March 5, 2009 at 3:00 pm |
  74. Ann from Hampton, New Jersey

    What sense of fulfillment did you get out of firing those attorneys, who for probably good reasons of their own, were not loyal to Pres. Bush and probably ruined their careers?

    March 5, 2009 at 3:01 pm |
  75. Randy from Salt Lake City

    Ok, here's a question for Karl: "When did you finally realize you were gay?"

    March 5, 2009 at 3:04 pm |
  76. Lisa B in Yucca Valley, CA

    What makes you think that you are above the law, and can twist it to fit your goals, even when your actions are clearly illegal? and Which Federal prison do you want to spend the rest of your life in?

    March 5, 2009 at 3:07 pm |
  77. ED in RI

    Jack;
    My question , which I doubt would be delivered in truth, would be-
    "Did these firings have anything to do with Election Fraud, in the Presidential election of 2004?" Keynotes – Ohio.
    NK

    March 5, 2009 at 3:10 pm |
  78. David,San Bernardino,CA.

    What in the hell made you think that you were above the law?

    March 5, 2009 at 3:13 pm |
  79. Jane (Minnesota)

    They can save a whole bunch of time if the first question asked is "Are you going to give any other answer than refusing to answer on the grounds it may incriminate me"? If they say no – why bother with the rest of the questions.

    March 5, 2009 at 3:16 pm |
  80. Darren

    “¨Did you really think you could get away with this?”

    March 5, 2009 at 3:20 pm |
  81. Hope M. Madisonville, KY

    Karl Rove is so smug and thinks he is above the law. I hope Congress asks the really tough questions and forces him to tell
    the truth. Maybe, a few days in jail will jog his memory because you
    know he's going to pretend he doesn't remember anything and his
    testimony will be punctuated with , " I can't recall." I hope they throw
    him in jail until he can recall and then everyone who did anything
    illegal goes to jail where they belong, including Cheney and Bush, if
    necessary. It is disgraceful that we are a nation of laws but we let
    these criminals off the hook and swept it under the rug.

    March 5, 2009 at 3:20 pm |
  82. barbara in tacoma

    Jack i have news for you, he's not going to answer any questions,his going to use the phrase I can't remember. I'm tired of his remarks on tv that he thinks he's above the law and you can't touch me.I want to know why he thunks he's above the law?

    March 5, 2009 at 3:21 pm |
  83. BRUCE, ST PAUL, MN

    I'd like to know what the other eighty-five U.S. attorneys did to keep from being fired. Since Rove is a lover of dirty tricks, I have to assume that the "loyal Bushies" used frivolous prosecutions and false claims of voter fraud to try to influence election outcomes. That's democracy for you.

    March 5, 2009 at 3:22 pm |
  84. cy gardner

    Whose idea was it to make Alberto Gonzales Attorney General and did they know at the time that the part of his brain where memory is stored was so seriously damaged? cy gardner, arlington, va

    March 5, 2009 at 3:22 pm |
  85. Jack Carlson

    What a joke – Conyers and his friends should "get to work" and put America first.
    Jack Carlson
    Seattle WA

    March 5, 2009 at 3:24 pm |
  86. George, Dunedin, Florida

    They might as well talk about the weather because they are not going to divulge any information that will be any help what so ever in getting to the bottom of what really happened. If it were up to me I would leave Bush's policy in place just long enough until I had a chance to pull a few fingernails, or squeeze a few heads, or maybe even water-board them since BUsh, and Cheney say it is legal, but I would do my best to get to the bottom of their shenanigans so that would never happen again. Their acts didn't help our friendship with our allies, and I think it would be good to set things straight

    March 5, 2009 at 3:25 pm |
  87. Denny from Tacoma, WA

    I would ask them, "Specifically, on a case by case basis,what grounds were each of those U.S. attorneys fired?"

    March 5, 2009 at 3:27 pm |
  88. Roger A. Meyer from Espanola, New Mexico

    Ofcourse, the real issue is what lies they would tell in answer to those questions. Maybe the nation needs to heal, but we need to nip playing with the law by politicians in the bud. The only way to do that is to hold them accountable. Again, I would compare government to our schools. If we don't discipline our kids and make them face the consequences of their actions, we'll get the anarchy and chaos we deserve in schools, in society, and in government! Isn't the United States of America supposed to be about the people taking responsibility for their own government and having not only the power but the obligation to bring down the high and mighty if they have strayed from the trust given them?

    March 5, 2009 at 3:28 pm |
  89. Phil, Georgia

    Its a famous saying that "those who don't know their past are doomed to repeat it". Bushs' white house were not above the law and should be examples to countless of Americans that if you break the law you will eventually pay. Your sins will catch up with you, You will reap what you sowed. Rove,Miers, Bush and Cheney need to be prosecuted and do time for what they did to our country.
    President Obama can do plenty of things at one time......

    March 5, 2009 at 3:28 pm |
  90. Ryan, Galesburg, IL

    I would ask them how they feel about defiling the rule of law strictly for partisan gain. And also if they prefer the top or bottom bunk.

    March 5, 2009 at 3:29 pm |
  91. Jack Martin

    Jack
    I would like to ask both Rove and Miers to define exactly what being a "loyal Bushie" means.
    Jack in Boynton beach FL

    March 5, 2009 at 3:33 pm |
  92. Lynn, Columbia, Mo..

    I'd ask them how do they sleep at night, but I already know the answer. They have no consciences.

    March 5, 2009 at 3:33 pm |
  93. bill, british colubia

    Are you willing to take a lie-detector test?

    March 5, 2009 at 3:34 pm |
  94. Sue -Idaho

    Did you draw their names out of a hat, or simply put a D next to their names, resulting in your opinion that they wouldn't support everything Jr. Wanted?

    March 5, 2009 at 3:36 pm |
  95. JD, NC

    Does it matter? They have selective amnesia for anything illegal or incriminating. Brace yourselves for them saying "I don't recall" over and over.

    March 5, 2009 at 3:37 pm |
  96. Tim in Texas

    Rove is wrong. We dems don't want him barbequed, we want him grilled. And, if he's guilty, then we want him fried. What we really don't want is to have the administration be able to hide behind 'executive privilege,' so that we have no way of knowing whether our rights are being violated. And although I consider Rove about as intelligent and attractive as a turd, it's not about him. It's about us and how our government is allowed to treat us.

    March 5, 2009 at 3:37 pm |
  97. garrick

    hi jack
    this is why the GOP wanted McCain to win so the country wouldnt find out how corrupt Bush and Cheney was.now Bush and Cheney will go under ground once the country finds out the truth,I guess this will truly help his legecey,another chapter for his book. they both belong in (The Hall of Shame).
    clearwater,fl

    March 5, 2009 at 3:43 pm |
  98. Steve of Hohenwald TN.

    Do you prefer strips or orange?

    March 5, 2009 at 3:43 pm |
  99. Mrs Patricia Bilger

    I wish the Dems would go after Rove on his part of putting the Dem Governor of Alabama in Jail. Rove is not what I would call a Great American.

    March 5, 2009 at 3:48 pm |
  100. Roland (St George, UT)

    Here's what I'd like to ask Rove:
    "Would you like to be hanged, guillotined, or executed by firing squad?"

    March 5, 2009 at 3:48 pm |
  101. Gigi

    What questions... Just a wast of the tax payers money. If an agreement (deal) has been made, there will be "much to do...about nothing". That is the way Washington works. But it will probably help us forget what we voted for in 2008. Remember "Change".

    March 5, 2009 at 3:49 pm |
  102. Terence

    Jack, My question for them both is, Will you take a lie detector test today? And make them both hold a bible while they answer the questions. They will use the 5th ammendment for sure !!!
    Terence, Piscataway, NJ

    March 5, 2009 at 3:55 pm |
  103. Henrietta

    . . . What did you know, and when did you know it.

    March 5, 2009 at 4:03 pm |
  104. Patrick - Butte Montana

    I would just simply ask them .....Why .

    March 5, 2009 at 4:03 pm |
  105. Jay in Texas

    I'd ask Rove and Miers why they didn't bring Bush and Cheney to the "hearing" with them. The news reports I heard said that this hearing would be "behind closed doors", that is, not open to the public. I ask what good is that?
    Brownwood, Texas

    March 5, 2009 at 4:04 pm |
  106. Marie Shum oceanside ca

    they are no different than me they put there pants on one leg at a time and must if called to the congress obey. the question to both would be what makes you above our laws?

    March 5, 2009 at 4:05 pm |
  107. Kapitalist

    Let it go, move on, it won't solve anything, it won't change anything. People serve at the will of the President and can be fired anytime without reason.

    March 5, 2009 at 4:09 pm |
  108. Cori

    I would ask them what it feels like having sold their souls to the devil?

    March 5, 2009 at 4:13 pm |
  109. Eileen

    Jack, I'd ask them what they directed Gonzales at Justice how to handle these U.S. attorneys. It's one thing to replace all of them when a new administration comes in, but quite another to fire those you put in who didn't toe the line politically. It will be extremely difficult to get Rove to answer these questions directly because he's so practiced at lying and/or obfuscating the truth. It will take a seasoned lawyer to get Rove to answer questions directly. Only the threat of perjury will force him to reply as "truthfully" as he is able. Knowing his considerable talent at spinning the facts, that will be practically impossible. After all, he can always cite the Fifth Amendment like Ollie North did.

    March 5, 2009 at 4:15 pm |
  110. Darrell - Indianapolis, IN

    Instead of asking either of them about the firings, I would ask them if they had any brains??? And if they said yes, I would ask them about their drug abuse problems. Afterall, you have to be either brain dead or a drug abuser to let Bush / CHeney dictate who, what, and where you can speak.

    March 5, 2009 at 4:18 pm |
  111. Ralph Nelson

    Karl Rove: When well you be leaving on the Titanic? Harriet Myers: Never mind. Ralph, Yakima, Wa.

    March 5, 2009 at 4:19 pm |
  112. Mandy, Birmingham, AL

    Rove's "man course" comment shows what an ego he has.

    I'll be interested in what he has to say about the Siegleman prosecution ... of course, Rove is so morally bankrupt and ethically challenged I have doubts that anything he says will be the truth.

    March 5, 2009 at 4:19 pm |
  113. Allen in Hartwell GA

    First I'd ask if there was documentation of unsatisfactory performance to justify the firings, assuming as was reported, that was the reason. Next I'd ask if the fired attorneys were replaced by someone whose performance vindicated hiring him/them over the attorneys who were fired.

    March 5, 2009 at 4:19 pm |
  114. Ken M . Millington MI

    Hello Jack. Well first of all i'm glad that they are finally forcing all of the bush white house staff to testify. I only wish that they were public hearings, no one is above the law. My question would be what role did you play in firing all of the federal prosecutors and who was the authority behind Alberto Gonzales actions? 2nd question, what was the justification, was it because they would not prosecute people that the bush administration deemed liberal left/ enemies of the state or was it because powerful republicans were being investigated for corruption?Last but not least was this an attempt to eliminate any one who questioned the totalitarian regime of Bush/ Chenney ?

    March 5, 2009 at 4:19 pm |
  115. glenn andrew in Texas

    The only question here is were they fired legally? I suspect that they were. Political appointees are usually terminated by politicians to make room for their own appointments. The Democrats are in power now. They should stop the whining and "move on." Wasn't that their slogan?

    March 5, 2009 at 4:20 pm |
  116. Sandi from Arizona

    My question would be very simple. When did you stop honoring the constitution? The justice department is supposed to be honoring and interpreting the law regardless of who is the President and what his/her agenda is. When did Rove decide that all he learned in civics class was bunk and his way was better. That goes for all of Bushies!
    Just what classes did they take in school that said the government does what the President wants, even if it is revealing an undercover CIA agent, or torturing prisioners of war, or holding a prisioner without charges, or tapping your phone. That is not what I learned in school.

    March 5, 2009 at 4:23 pm |
  117. Spencer from Virginia

    First I will like to know was there any pay to play involved. And no Mr. Rove, we don' want yuo BBQ'd, we want you FRIED.

    March 5, 2009 at 4:23 pm |
  118. Kevin in Dallas, TX

    Would you prefer one life sentence or two?

    March 5, 2009 at 4:26 pm |
  119. LInda in Arizona

    It doesn't matter what I would ask them. I don't know enough about the specifics to ask them anything pertinent. I would like poor, persecuted little karl to know that, while I'd love to see him roasting on a spit, I would pass on actually eating the main course.

    March 5, 2009 at 4:26 pm |
  120. Virginia, Michigan

    I would ask them: what were you promised in return? And who promised it?

    March 5, 2009 at 4:26 pm |
  121. Liz, Windsor, Ontario, Canada

    Right now, I would POSTPONE these hearings, and wait until the government has the economy well back on the road to recovery. Then these hearings can be held.

    March 5, 2009 at 4:28 pm |
  122. Diane, Barneveld, NY

    I would ask, are you finally going to tell the truth?

    March 5, 2009 at 4:32 pm |
  123. Jim from Chicago

    While I think it is important that we find out what Rove and Miers wanted the fired attorneys to do that they refused, it is even more crucial to me that we get to the bottom of what the "terrible two" asked the remaining attorneys that they didn't refuse to do.

    March 5, 2009 at 4:40 pm |
  124. Jeff - Payson Az

    Jack,

    Speaking as my own attorney whta's the sense of asking these two dolts a question, when you know they will not provide you with an answer or a truthful answer. I expect there will be a lot of "On the advise of my attorney I'm exercising my 5th amendment rights to not answer the question".

    March 5, 2009 at 4:42 pm |
  125. Paulette,Dallas,PA

    Tell me everything illegal the Bushies did. Why and How?

    March 5, 2009 at 4:42 pm |
  126. Jim from Chicago

    The question I would most like to hear answered from these two is, "Do you prefer orange or stripes?"

    March 5, 2009 at 4:42 pm |
  127. Bernie of Lowell, MA

    Both Myer and Rove worked so hard to hide the truth, I really don't think they know what the truth is.

    Both will probably say: " I refuse to answer on the grounds it might incriminate me."

    March 5, 2009 at 4:42 pm |
  128. Don (Ontario)

    I would only ask them one question, who carried out their orders. It is their subordinates that should be questioned as these two were the White House spin masters. What makes you think their testimony would be anything but more smoke and mirrors. Of course there is always enhansed interogation.

    March 5, 2009 at 4:42 pm |
  129. Karl from SF, CA

    My question to both of them is simple, “Who gave you your marching orders?” There aren’t many in the administration with authority over you, so who specifically authorized you to instigate this process?

    March 5, 2009 at 4:43 pm |
  130. Mark in OKC

    I wouldn't waste my time asking them anything. The Democrats have HUGE problems to tackle right now and what are they worried about? Still trying to "stick it" to the Bush administration. I have never seen such venom directed toward a past President. My family and I have been safe from terrorists for the past eight years thanks to former President Bush, and all the Democrats want to do is kick in his teeth for putting Americans first......what a joke the Dems are!

    March 5, 2009 at 4:46 pm |
  131. Jerry - Toronto

    My question would be... How do you sleep at night knowing you were involved in such a corrupt administration that fired good people, doing good work for nothing more than not kissing yours or the former Presidents butt?

    March 5, 2009 at 4:48 pm |
  132. Diane Dagenais Turbide

    Regardless of the questions, I have little faith in the answers!

    March 5, 2009 at 4:51 pm |
  133. Prakash Bhatt

    Jack,
    Carl rove lied all his life and he is well known for that, but if you send him at Gitmo and waterboard he might tell truth .

    March 5, 2009 at 4:51 pm |
  134. Lynn

    What did you know and when did you know? What was your input to any discussions regarding this matter? Who did you discuss this with? – and that is just for starters.

    March 5, 2009 at 4:51 pm |
  135. Robert in Galveston

    The first thing I would ask them is--"Will you tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, so help you God? The next thing asked should be "do you understand the perjury laws" Bring em on!

    March 5, 2009 at 4:52 pm |
  136. Irv Lilley

    Jack, Where did you get the idea that you could just ride roughshod over the laws of this country.? Why did you do so much of to divide the citizens of the country? Were you so afraid that Geo. Bush would not succeed that you had to use such devious methods to
    control the voting.?

    March 5, 2009 at 4:56 pm |
  137. Ray in Greenfield, MA

    I would like to ask them how they sleep at night.

    March 5, 2009 at 4:57 pm |
  138. Doris/St. Louis

    Are you above the law, really, are you? None of the rest of us are.

    March 5, 2009 at 4:58 pm |
  139. Ron from SF

    What gave you the right to use the Justice Department as the enforcement arm of the GOP? Specifically, why did you direct Alice Martin and Leura Canary to do a political prosecution of Don Siegelman? What if a Democrat did that to you? What would you say if Democrats fired prosecutors, who failed to persecute republicans to ensure election victories?

    March 5, 2009 at 4:58 pm |
  140. Karen

    My question for Rove and Miers: Why do you believe that you are above the law and should not be charged with Contempt of Congress?

    My question for Congress: Does this mean that anyone who is called upon to appear before Congress can just say 'No' and get away with it?

    March 5, 2009 at 5:02 pm |
  141. anil patel

    If Karl Rove and Herriet Miers have illegal acts when they were in white house. They are not above the law. They should try in the court of law and clear them selves

    March 5, 2009 at 5:03 pm |
  142. Steve Canada

    I would ask them any question that I thought would get a straight, honest answer...In other words, nothing, nothing at all..Already that gasbag, Limbaugh and his l'il buddy Hannitty are starting their rants on behalf of Rove..He will probably toss Miers under the bus a la Scooter

    March 5, 2009 at 5:05 pm |
  143. AndyZ Lynn, MA

    Have federal laws, state laws, the Constituution of the United States or any other legal document had any impact upon your decisions? Or did you feel bullet-proof because of your proximity to the FORMER president?

    March 5, 2009 at 5:06 pm |
  144. Randy from Salt Lake City

    Hello Harriet. Harriet!! Can you hear me?!!! Can you tell me what country this is?!!!

    March 5, 2009 at 5:11 pm |
  145. V.K. Raman, Sparks

    We have much bigger problem to solve than to waste our time on trivial issues which does not affect economy

    March 5, 2009 at 5:13 pm |
  146. thamir kaddouri

    Jack,

    I oppose strongly for bailing AIG and the Auto Industries again. Those businesses need to re-organised either file Chapter 7 or Chapter 11, enough is enough, I am tax payer out of work !.

    Please forward my comment to our President.

    Thamir

    March 5, 2009 at 5:14 pm |
  147. John from Dallas

    I would ask them if any of those Attorneys had mentioned investigating 9/11.

    March 5, 2009 at 5:14 pm |
  148. ALLAN HORN - ST. PETERSBURG, FL

    ...and we epect them to tell the TRUTH?

    Frankly, there are far more important issues that need to be investigated... like the memoes now being released to the Press.... like war crimes...

    We are trying to recover from the greediest and most corrupt government we have ever seen in this country... if we just ignore it, it is likely to happen again soon.

    March 5, 2009 at 5:15 pm |
  149. Marnie - Wisconsin

    As relates to the firings:
    What did you know and when did you know it?
    Did you single out names for the President?
    Who did you call and why?

    March 5, 2009 at 5:16 pm |
  150. me46

    (1) Is the president above the law?
    (2) How do you look in orange?
    -tom

    March 5, 2009 at 5:17 pm |
  151. Clara C. Maroulis

    President Obama Inherited this terrible economy and is trying to repair the damage that was done by the Bush administration and the Republican's ideology. The spending bill is vital and is going to help the economy. I support the Presiden he gives us hope!

    March 5, 2009 at 5:17 pm |
  152. david doherty

    Would you Prefer a cell with a view, or extra inmates?
    Dave from NH.

    March 5, 2009 at 5:19 pm |
  153. jack in Joplin

    First I would ask Mr Rove how it felt to be above the scope of any U S law for over 6 yrs and then I would ask if it was just a coincidence that all of the U S Attorneys dismissed happened to be of a different political persuasion and then I would ask why he refused to comment about the matter until now.

    March 5, 2009 at 5:19 pm |
  154. Dariel

    Here's my purposeless comment.
    Will you be totally honest? No half truths, deceptive or misleading comments and answers?
    I really don't think so.

    March 5, 2009 at 5:20 pm |
  155. Alan-Buxton, Maine

    Since they either will not testify or will not tell the truth if they do, there is no use asking any questions. The proper course is to obtain the facts as much as possible and issue indictments. These unscrupulous bottom feeders should be in prison along with their handlers Bush and Cheney and the rest of the crew who have broken nearly every law contained in the Constitution.

    March 5, 2009 at 5:24 pm |
  156. nancy from Cape Girardeau, MO

    It would not matter Jack, what I would ask Karl or Harriet, they would not tell me the truth and would song and dance around the question. The entire Bush Adm. think they are bullet proof.

    March 5, 2009 at 5:27 pm |
  157. Natalia, Albuquerque, NM

    I would ask them two questions. What parts of the Constitution they believed they followed when they knowingly changed the laws and disregarded our country's rule of law? Also, what parts of the Bible, and specifically what parts of the teachings of Jesus, they believed they followed when they smeared the reputations of those US attorneys and engaged in oppressing the poor by trying to find ways to prevent them from voting? And they claim to be conservative Christian politicians! What hypocrites!

    March 5, 2009 at 5:33 pm |
  158. Diane Dagenais Turbide

    Jack,

    this economy thrives on consuming and not saving and producing!

    March 5, 2009 at 5:54 pm |
  159. G. F. Dobbertin

    What you are asking is: Should Democrats take retribution against former Republican power-holders who are now out of office? The answer is: If Democrats are to walk that road, they must step carefully. Ten, twenty or thirty years from now, Republicans will be in power again. We may all rest assured that their turn at retribution will be more arbitrary and capricious. The unique , if deserved, degradation of Nixon, Agnew and Mitchell lit a burning desire for vengeance in the hearts of Republicans. They took it out on hapless Slick Willy because he lied about where he stuck his cigar. If this sort of reprisal is allowed to escalate we will become a banana republic. To be sure, Democracy requires leaders be held responsible by those being led. But, let us be careful how we do it.

    March 5, 2009 at 5:58 pm |
  160. Diane Dagenais Turbide

    Jack,

    I'm really glad to hear Dr. Gupta not taking the White House position since what I heard on tv seems quite like a boring job...Dr. Gupta is way too young to be bored already in his work!:>)

    March 5, 2009 at 6:05 pm |
  161. stormerf

    I would Ask.....Do not the US Attorneys work at the discretion of the President? If so He may fire any or all of them,at a whim. Clinton fired all 95 US Attorney's.It was at his discretion....

    March 5, 2009 at 6:08 pm |
  162. anne

    I would just like to know why they are even trying to cover anything up! Why not just be open about the whole deal. . . they know that they are not going to be prosecuted for anything! It isn't as if they aren't laughing about the toothless justice system anyway

    March 5, 2009 at 6:09 pm |
  163. Ryan,Columbus

    How do you sleep at night?

    March 5, 2009 at 6:10 pm |
  164. Anj in CA

    Have you no shame? Read the Constitution lately?

    March 5, 2009 at 6:11 pm |
  165. Janet, Yosemite Gateway, California

    I'd ask how they can sleep at night.

    Janet
    Yosemite Gateway, California

    March 5, 2009 at 6:13 pm |
  166. Erika W. of Fayetteville, Georgia

    Why aren't you in jail?

    March 5, 2009 at 6:13 pm |
  167. Mike

    Is your mommy proud of you?

    March 5, 2009 at 6:13 pm |
  168. anne r kansas

    I would just like to know why they are even trying to cover anything up! Why not just be open about the whole deal . . . they know that they are not going to be prosecuted for anything! It isn't as if they aren't laughing about the toothless nature of the justice system anyway.

    Anne,
    Hiawatha Kasas

    March 5, 2009 at 6:13 pm |
  169. Wayne Lempke

    I would ask them how they can look at themselves in the mirror every day.

    Wayne in Germany

    March 5, 2009 at 6:14 pm |
  170. Felicia (in Georgia)

    What federal laws, policies, rules, and regulations were broken by each attorney? Specify the numbers, dates, times, and documentation, respectively.

    March 5, 2009 at 6:14 pm |
  171. Adam Price

    Was there anyone in Bush's immediate circle with a working brain?

    March 5, 2009 at 6:14 pm |
  172. Windsway

    Mr. Rove, are you the first to fire an attorney for political reasons? Will you please name any other administration, that you are aware of, that didn't fire for political reasons?

    March 5, 2009 at 6:14 pm |
  173. Adam Robinette

    It's not like those two freaks will really answer anything. Congressional hearings are absolute jokes for people with political clout.

    Nothing will happen to them, and they won't say a thing.

    March 5, 2009 at 6:15 pm |
  174. Mike Putnam

    Didn't President Clinton fire about 5 times as many as Bush did. Isn't it the president's prerogitive who he keeps and who he replaces. Why don't you compare what Clinton did to what Bush did on this subject? I think I know why–Your a liberal hack employed by the Clinton News Network (CNN)!

    March 5, 2009 at 6:15 pm |
  175. Jack Javinski

    Jack,
    I'd have just one question for these two and I'm serious...

    I'd ask both of them, knowing what you know about what went on in the Bush Adimistration, how do you sleep at night?

    Jack Javinski
    Woodbury, MN

    March 5, 2009 at 6:15 pm |
  176. pat farley

    I would ask Karl Rove, "Have you no shame, sir? Have you no shame?"

    March 5, 2009 at 6:15 pm |
  177. Raj

    who said what when and where? It is too late, the fix is already there. I heard that Rove and Miers already know what the questions are going to be.

    March 5, 2009 at 6:15 pm |
  178. Tom in Connecticut

    Once they are hooked up to a lie detector I would start with "Do you promise to tell the truth so help you God?" I would end with " Do you understand your rights? Do you wish to have an attorney present and can you afford one? (You bet they can afford one).

    March 5, 2009 at 6:16 pm |
  179. polderjongen

    My first question would be, "How do you want to be enhanced interrogated, Waterboarded? Or Stress Positioned?"

    March 5, 2009 at 6:16 pm |
  180. Elaine

    I don't have a question for Carl Rove about the U.S Attornys I want to know why he committed Treason exposing a CIA agent. Why isn't this criminal in jail..

    March 5, 2009 at 6:16 pm |
  181. Corey Daugherty

    If they were fired for being inadequate at their jobs how many were given letters of reference?

    Corey
    Park Hills, MO

    March 5, 2009 at 6:16 pm |
  182. wvdirk

    I would like to ask either of them if Carol Lamb was fired because she was about to reveal the relationship between Dick Cheney's office furniture purchase order and the cash payment for Duke Cunningham's "buoy-toy" purchase two weeks later.

    March 5, 2009 at 6:17 pm |
  183. John

    I'd just ask him "Mr. Rove, who do you think you are?"
    And my follow-up question would be, "Well if your here, than who's running hell?"

    March 5, 2009 at 6:17 pm |
  184. Tony Stubblefield

    Jack, while Obama literally destroys our country you want to talk about a couple poor attorneys being fired by the Bush administration. Don't think the American public is so blind that we can't see through your partisanship. You and your lot are fully responsible for this poor excuse of a President we have today. Maybe one day, after the general public comes out of the ether we can talk about how "We the People" fired Obama, Pelosi, Reid, Franks, Rangel, Biden and the biased liberal media... I look forward to that day. Hopefully I will still have a dollar left in my pocket after I'm done being forced to pay for all those that didn't want to work and save...

    March 5, 2009 at 6:17 pm |
  185. Rod Rice

    Rod in Houston...

    My question for Rove...Would you like solitary confinement or general population?

    March 5, 2009 at 6:18 pm |
  186. chick willy

    i'd ask "why did you pick on these poor judges when there are lying presidents, speakers of the house, senate minority leaders and other one world government LIBERALS like yourself that should go to jail first!!!!!"

    March 5, 2009 at 6:18 pm |
  187. AJ, Potsdam, NY

    Jack,

    I'm not sure at this point that I'd ask either of them anything. A criminal investigation should be undertaken to see what, if any, laws were violated. If unlawful acts are discovered to have occurred, then all involved should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

    We should all be thankful that Miers never made it to the Supreme Court. As for "Turd Blossom", both he and Grover Norquist should be drowned in the same bathtub and their remains buried in a toxic waste repository.

    March 5, 2009 at 6:19 pm |
  188. Karen C, Purcellville Va

    I'd like to know how tied in was the "taking over of the Justice Dept", to the rest of the Bush plan.
    Do you believe in Habeas Corpus
    What if we took you into secret rendition right now
    Oh yeah, you're an American citizen
    Oh well, so what
    Off with you

    March 5, 2009 at 6:19 pm |
  189. Gloria

    So why all the fuss now.??..A diversion tactic I'd say for the Obama team. They don't know what they're doing!! It's always something to divert Obama lovers to other than what's really going on.....Like the big importance of...Limbaugh, Steele or maybe Kennedy comming back for another Health Care Fiasco. ! I Dare you to read this!

    March 5, 2009 at 6:19 pm |
  190. Brian

    People like Rove and Myers obviously have no fear of hell. So why does it matter what they say?

    March 5, 2009 at 6:19 pm |
  191. Brian Eubanks, Weaverville, NC

    Jack: I would ask them two questions. Do you believe in equal justice under law without regard to political, religious, economic or racial bias?

    If yes, would you mind if we provided a court-appointed lawyer to handle your case?

    March 5, 2009 at 6:20 pm |
  192. just me!

    Personally I do not understand why these criminals are being treated like a celebrity. They are criminals. Rove outed a CIA agent–clearly treason. Why do these crroks get to testify with stipulations–if it were you or I we would not be shown this deference!

    March 5, 2009 at 6:21 pm |
  193. Geoff Stevenson

    Here is a question for Karl Rove:

    Is the firing of 9 attorneys that has caused so much trauma in some circles qualitatively different to the Clinton firing of 90+ attorneys in his administration?

    March 5, 2009 at 6:21 pm |
  194. Tom in Connecticut

    The rich get richer and the poor get the picture. For some of us, the depression never ended.

    March 5, 2009 at 6:21 pm |
  195. Pauline Gilgan

    I would ask them if they have seen "Lockup Raw" lately?

    Pauline

    March 5, 2009 at 6:22 pm |
  196. Bernadette Loesch

    Hey Karl, How is it that you came to believe that what you said and did during the Bush/Cheney Regime was right? How come you are agreeing to testify without the benefit of press coverage? What could you possibly be afraid of if what you were doing all those years was the right thing for the United States of America? Won't you please share your views with CNN on a segement of the Situation Room in the near future?

    March 5, 2009 at 6:23 pm |
  197. John R. Higgins, Jr.

    I'd ask Karl Rove to just please plead guilty to something so we could get John Conyer to shut up. Then tell Rove we can get Eric Holder to work on a Mark Rich deal. John, East Liverpool, Ohio

    March 5, 2009 at 6:23 pm |
  198. peter burnette

    Jack,
    This comment has to do with ALL your questions. At the end, you need to quit telling people to check your blog for their email "among hundreds of others". We only understand the term "trillions" now. "Hundreds" is a term that small children with a lemonade stand on their neighborhood corner will be using when looking for a Government bailout.

    peter b.
    Seattle

    March 5, 2009 at 6:23 pm |
  199. Jim Green, Seguin, TX www.Inclusivism.org

    Jack, my older brother was a U.S. Attorney under President Kennedy...it is a traidition that presidents pick from their own party when they come into office....it is a plitical job...and fire the existing U.S. Attorheys, in most case, if they are from the opposing party–bat firing attys that they have, in fact, put into office is unheard of....and Bush so little understood the process that he said "I should have fired all of them".......? But does any one expect Myers or Rove to tell the truth?

    March 5, 2009 at 6:24 pm |
  200. joe vellano

    We are in this economic hurricane,,,and we have to deal with this????who cares....people want this economy fixed,,,forget the politcal BS...NO ONE CARES<<<<Its the economy stupid!!!!!

    March 5, 2009 at 6:24 pm |
  201. Gus

    I would first give them immunity from prosecution in order to get Rove to spill his guts. I would rather prosecute Bush then Rove and Miers. At the least this would put Bush's legacy in it's right place.We might not get justice but we Will have the truth.

    March 5, 2009 at 6:25 pm |
  202. David James In Omaha

    I would simply ask them this Jack, What did these federal prosecutors do to warrant termination? You don't think that Rove would LIE under oath.....do you? He should be in jail as we speak.

    March 5, 2009 at 6:25 pm |
  203. Advice

    I would ask "Can you provide advice on firing Rahn Emanuel, Timonthy Geithner, Roland Burress and all the other crooks in the Obama admistration?

    March 5, 2009 at 6:25 pm |
  204. Alesia

    Frankly I think that they got away with murder during those 8 long long years and including the former President and Vice President and many of their Cronies should be charged with treason and get Jail time as they were all a bunch of Crooks and ruined our great country what ever happened with Tar and Feathering/something they all should have gotten. for that matter those who ruined this country big business Executives getting these Million dollar payouts and those who contributed sending jobs that should have been done in America to other country s making millions of unemployed in the process, should be charged with treason given long jail sentences. after all they are the reason that another country other than our own basically owns America having her in its Debt the big one being China!

    March 5, 2009 at 6:25 pm |
  205. Chad from California

    Is there an empty space where your soul would be if you had one?

    March 5, 2009 at 6:26 pm |
  206. K. Bush

    I would ask them to name all of the other administrations that did the same thing.

    March 5, 2009 at 6:27 pm |
  207. mark

    Do you think its fair to ask questions about this before the House and Senate are investigated to find out who has avoided taxes over the last 10 years.. Do you think this investigation should take place when our economic survival depends upon what the idiots in these two departments spend....spend......spend....tax ....tax.....tax???????

    March 5, 2009 at 6:28 pm |
  208. Scott in Canada

    "How many emails did you intentionally delete to create a cover up?"

    March 5, 2009 at 6:28 pm |
  209. matthew Delayee

    Hey jack
    I think it is important for these guys to be tried,but right now,it's not the time..why the pres obama and congress can't just leave these guys alone.they not going to trial them anyway.why wast time on things that are not important to us right now.what is important right is our "money"let bush go with all his darts.

    March 5, 2009 at 6:29 pm |
  210. viban Berlin Germany

    Glad u call people on their mistakes.
    That's makes the Situation room better and better everyday
    Jack, Wolf We love you people

    March 5, 2009 at 6:30 pm |
  211. David James In Omaha

    Rove called me and asked me to issue a statement for him Jack, He said "I AM NOT A THIEF"....bring back memories?

    March 5, 2009 at 6:30 pm |
  212. Don Spillman

    Jack,Tell them to tell the truth finally,they can not hide behind Bush any longer,and quit making jokes about all this,.
    I get my news from CNN always.The best in the world,that is what is happening right now,dont believe me ask Wolf.....
    And Jack we all love you and Wolf,but you need to smile more often,Wolf does!!!!
    Thank you Don in Flint.Michigan

    March 5, 2009 at 6:31 pm |
  213. Nancy, Tennessee

    No matter what the questions are that you ask Karl and Harriet, the answers will be the same – I plead the fifth amendment. Sometimes we just outdo ourselves with our protection of human liberties. The question is who protected the liberties of these fired U. S. Attorneys?

    March 5, 2009 at 6:32 pm |
  214. Jennifer

    The question I would love to ask is:

    "If convicted of treason, would you rather be hanged, electrocuted, chemically terminated, or banished from the United States?"

    March 5, 2009 at 6:34 pm |
  215. Liz - "The Pocono's"-Pa

    It does seem that there are some indicators signaling that we are heading in that direction(global financial crisis widening,jobless increasing..stocks, increasing welfare recipients,wars & battles)..and history does tend to repeat itself(or we repeat it )..But NO, we will not head into a depression..and at the end of this year, we will see inprovement.

    And I believe this even after being unemployed for 7 months.

    And just maybe if the media holds off on reporting the downturns and the public does not hear the bad news for a few days, the confidence might increase some, after all , "no news is good news" and consumer confidence is part of the problem.

    🙂

    March 5, 2009 at 6:35 pm |
  216. jerry okla

    i would ask them how glad they are that they haven't been prosecuted yet.

    March 5, 2009 at 6:38 pm |
  217. polderjongen

    Forgot to ad my name I believe:

    My first question would be, “How do you want to be enhanced interrogated, Waterboarded? Or Stress Positioned?”

    Wim Prange, Netherlands

    March 5, 2009 at 6:38 pm |
  218. David Tingley

    From Lakefield, Ontario, Canada:

    The really pertinent question is this:
    If the Bush administration had nothing to hide with regard to the attorneys' purge scandal, why did they expend so much effort trying to hide every aspect of it? These efforts extended to breaking the law on several occasions, such as the deletions of millions of related White House emails and of course Rove and Meirs' defiance of Congressional subpoenas with, as it turns out, NO legal basis for their claims of privilege.

    It seems to me that no-one would risk going to jail unless it was in furtherance of an effort to hide something much worse.

    March 5, 2009 at 6:41 pm |
  219. Roman Gil

    FACE THE FACT, THE USA IS BANKRUPT.

    I would ask the politicians to answer the significance of the economic and social numbers.

    The Federal government debt (not counting the bankrupt states) and national trade deficit (losses paid with debt) numbers for the USA are indicating terminal disease. Without industry it is impossible to have an economy that produces enough to feed its people and pay its debts. We are also forced to import every year millions of poor legal and illegal aliens to further our bankruptcy and lower our wages.

    Globalization has brought down world civilization and nation states. Soon most people in formerly rich countries that are now ruined, will be forced to work for $100 per month just to buy enough rice and corn to eat inside their unheated dog houses. You will finally be "competitive" in the world economy and a homeless minority among hostile aliens in the continent that Washington conquered.

    March 5, 2009 at 6:43 pm |
  220. Ralph Spyer

    I don"t mind them lying, but I hate their inaccuracy.

    March 5, 2009 at 6:47 pm |
  221. LUCY - ILLINOIS

    Rove and Harriett, How can you get by just saying no to appearing in court? If it were a non Republican, they would be in jail real quick.
    I think the whole Administration, Bush and all, should be made to testify without pleading the 5th. They are not the King and his Court.

    March 5, 2009 at 6:52 pm |