The progressive MoveOn.org political action committee, which was rebuked by Republican National Committee Chairman Ken Mehlman this week for attacks on Bush adviser Karl Rove, is taking their ire to the White House Thursday, RAW STORY has learned.
In an email dispatched to the group's membership Wednesday afternoon, MoveOn announced they will be picketing at 2:30 pm Thursday outside the White House to demand Rove's resignation. Rove has been fingered in the leak of a covert CIA agent's identity.
In a postscript, the group suggested wearing a spy costume.
"If you want to come dressed up in costume as a spy and protest the media will love that," the group wrote. "Think: trench coat, sunglasses and a little nametag that says, 'Spy.'"
Their email follows.
Dear MoveOn member,
You're invited to come speak out against Karl Rove's abuse of power and demand that President Bush fire Rove. Join other MoveOn members and members of the community at a peaceful protest and picket, Thursday July 14, at 2:30 PM on Pennsylvania Avenue outside The White House.
Rove betrayed the identity of an undercover CIA operative forcing her to end a decade of important national security work. He did it to protect the Bush political agenda. Now, the White House is covering up this betrayal of our national security. The media is ready to report on public outrage about Rove. Will you show up and speak out?
Please join us tomorrow and let Bush, the media and Congress know that Americans are angry about Rove.
What: Protest and Picket to Demand Bush Fire Karl Rove
Where: The White House, Pennsylvania Avenue
Washington, DC (Metro: Farragut West or McPherson Square)
When: 2:30 PM :: Thursday, July 14, 2005 (rain or shine)
Signs will be provided.
I'll see you there. Thanks for all you do.
Wednesday, July 13, 2005
P.S. If you want to come dressed up in costume as a spy and protest the media will love that. Think: trench coat, sunglasses and a little nametag that says, "Spy."
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