Milbank Reports on "Condom" Sighting at Rove Grand Jury Testimony
The Washington Post sent its ace reporter, Dana Milbank, to cover yesterday’s grand jury appearance by chief White House aide, Karl Rove. Milbank gave the reader a fascinating blow-by-blow of the proceedings, including letting the curious know that special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald does indeed use public restrooms:
“Almost three hours after Karl Rove entered the grand jury chambers yesterday morning, special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald walked hurriedly from the room and toward the waiting reporters.
“‘Just going to the men's room,’ he announced, continuing past the media pack. ‘Don't want to create any buzz.’"
Yet, never one to miss an opportunity to belittle a member of the Bush administration, Milbank relayed a vision of female protestors from Code Pink standing in front of the courthouse dressed as condoms:
“While Rove testified, three women dressed as condoms, and a fourth with a stocking over her head, distributed "Karl Rove Brand" prophylactics in front of the courthouse. The nine demonstrators, coordinated by the antiwar group Code Pink, chanted ‘Some things should never leak! Fire Karl Rove!’
“The hot-pink condoms, with a smiling photo of Rove on the wrapper and the same ‘Some Things Should Never Leak’ message, promised to be effective against pregnancy, AIDS and STDs.
“‘Any of the condoms want to say something to the microphones?’ one of the camera operators asked. But the latex-clad demonstrators had nothing to add.”
Typically, neither did Milbank.