Is Karl Rove throwing his weight around again? Seems he personally called the Texas secretary of state about a newspaper story quoting a staff lawyer about whether of not Rove was eligible to vote in Texas. The lawyer, Elizabeth Reyes, 30, was subsequently fired. Roger Williams, Secretary of State in Texas, said he decided to fire Reyes after discussing the situation with Rove, but Williams insists Rove did not ask that the Reyes be removed. According to Reyes, she was answering a hypothetical question about eligibility to vote in Texas by the Washington Post 3 days earlier, in which Rove’s name was never mentioned. Even the Post acknowledged that Rove’s name was never mentioned. Reyes was supposedly fired for violating an agency policy against talking to the media. In Texas, state employees can be fired at will. (Thank God I work in NJ where we have due process, not to mention a relatively strong union).
Apparently there is some question as to whether or not Rove meets the eligibility criteria to vote in Texas. An individual only needs to own property in Texas to be able to vote. Rove sold his home in Austin, but claims that 2 bed-and-breakfast cottages make him eligible to vote.
Hey! I believe Rove had nothing to do with the firing of Elizabeth Reyes. After all, the WMD existed, didn’t they? Well, how about the link between Iraq and 9-11? And George Bush, the puppet for Rove, is a great, well good president, isn’t he?