– Rove's IT Guru Warned of Sabotage Before Fatal Plane Crash; Was Set to Testify
A man is ready to talk about the Ohio 2004 election, the White House email system and his efforts on behalf of Karl Rove. He's been deposed on the Ohio voting fraud case and has told his lawyer and a reporter that he was afraid.
On Friday, he doesn't go under a bus, but his private plane does go down into an Akron neighborhood as he attempts a flight to Washington, DC.
I am not one of those Wellstone plane crash conspiracy theorists, and I don't have any reason to believe there was sabotage here, either. Small planes do tend to crash. But this is going to put quite a crimp into several investigations.
I guess the good thing about Karl Rove and Dick Cheney not being convicted of anything is that the president can't pardon them on his way out the door. The unitary executive pardoning the crimes of the unitary executive branch would be a fitting close to a disastrous era, though.
Speaking of pardons, now Galileo gets rehabilitated.
The Vatican didn't have a bus to throw him under — that they didn't, even during the Inquisition, is a measure of his moral gravity and celebrity, not to mention that he didn't do stem cell research — so Galileo just got home detention for his heresy.
Across the Great Divide is a bit catchier than Tragic Mutual Incomprehension, so I think I'll stick with the current name, but I may cop the term.
[The head of the Vatican's Pontifical Council for Culture] said Galileo's writings offered a "path" to explore how faith and reason were not incompatible.
You can easily read those writings nearly 400 years later, which, assuming we still have readers around four centuries hence, is unlikely to happen to anything being written today. His work is not, however, available on Kindle.