This caught my eye ... turd blossom's antics often do.
KARL ROVE'S LAWYER SCREWS UP.
by Ryan Lizza
Post date 07.14.05 | Issue date 07.25.05
In at least one Washington law firm this July, the summer associates are earning their keep. Their boss is one of the lawyers involved with the Rove-Plame scandal, and he's keeping them busy with a surprisingly thorny task: Tracking the public comments of Robert Luskin, Karl Rove's attorney. Over the last two weeks, Luskin has flummoxed Washington's Fourth Estate with spin and legalisms. He has embarrassed reporters who ran with the cleverly worded denials he dished out. He has contradicted himself, sometimes within the same news article.
The Belktway law firm in question ? Patton Boggs
On their Website they push a handy new newsletter ...Dated September 9th
Patton Boggs Launches Innovative Middle East Contracting Newsletter
September 7, 2005
Washington DC-Patton Boggs LLP is pleased to announce publication of an informative newsletter, Middle East Contracting: Contracting with the U.S. Government in the Middle East. The quarterly newsletter launching September 1, 2005, will offer useful information for readers wishing to take advantage of the tremendous opportunities available to contractors in a variety of sectors in the Middle East region.Pdf file of newsletter available here (This is a must read)
The publication focuses on business growing out of the U.S. and allied governments’ large programs of expenditures in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other areas in the region as they promote a new community of local suppliers of goods and services. It will also provide coverage of how local economies are being transformed by the continuing demand for energy resources, real estate expansion, banking, insurance and tourism sectors.
Details of mind boggling contract are given … but the game is given away here for the slavering money grubbers in the cleint base …
Emergency Wartime Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2005
Following the $87 billion supplemental appropriation for military operations and
reconstruction in Iraq and Afghanistan in FY 2004, Congress approved another emergency supplemental appropriations bill in May 2005. The bill, which also included funds for tsunami relief, was not as large regarding reconstruction funds as the FY 2004 bill, but it contains significant procurement and construction funds nonetheless. For instance, it provides $897 million for Army construction, $140 million for Navy/Marine Corps construction, and $141 million for Air Force construction. Additionally, the bill appropriated $592 million for construction of a sprawling U.S. Embassy complex in Baghdad.
So Karl Rove is in charge of Gulf Coast Redux - his lawyer is Patton Boggs Partner, Robert Luskin .... expect a new newsletter any day from Patton Boggs Gulf Coast Contracting: Contracting with the U.S. Government in the Gulf Coast.
Robert Luskin, Harvard Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, 1979 Harvard College, A.B., magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Rhodes Scholarship, 1972 who wore an earing to the Supreme Court .. and won. Well if you want to learn about his colourful career including being paid in Gold Bars for his fees, (which he had to pay back to the Feds - he didn't realise it was tainted) by a Colombia drugs Money launderer (US$60Mn a month was handled for years) who has another 653 years of his sentence to run.
Go here and scroll down to July 11th 2005 for the whole story of how Karl Rove's lawyer got paid in cash, swiss wire transfers, etc.,