It has been over six years since David Shuster consulted his inner Jason Leopold and boldly predicted that "I am convinced that Karl Rove will, in fact, be indicted." Apparently the bitterness of having to publicly eat crow has lingered to this day to the point that Shuster continues to be obsessed over the fact that the non-indictment of Rove turned him into a laughingstock condemned to the reportorial hell of the no-rated Current TV. Shuster's bile overflows in his Huffington Post Open Letter to Karl Rove slamming him for daring to call ObamaCare's Medicare scheme a cut:
It's almost as impressive as your bamboozling of prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald in the CIA leak investigation six years ago. Remember when Fitzgerald was considering charges against you for possible perjury and obstruction of justice? Lawyers in the case thought you would get indicted. Taking cues from them, I said on MSNBC that I thought you would get indicted. Your 11th hour con of Fitzgerald is something many of us will never forget.
Or at least something that David Shuster will never forget since his career has been on a steady downslide since then. Also it sure sounds like Shuster is resentful over the fact that Karl Rove didn't meekly allow himself to be indicted. According to Shuster, Rove somehow "conned" Patrick Fitzgerald.
At the end of his "Open Letter," Shuster couldn't resist this parting shot at Rove:
PS Do you still go by the nickname "turd blossom"?
Of course, Shuster could also be bitter because he has been condemned by his own colleagues such as his former MSNBC boss, Phil Griffin, who wrote this about him in an email:
He was not moral, ethical or professional and that is not fair to the 500 people who work at msnbc.
My own "Open Letter" to David Shuster is this: Will you also bitterly condemn Scott Walker because he didn't get indicted as you conveniently predicted just before the Wisconsin recall election in June? Perhaps you can ask Walker why he didn't validate your prognostication and get himself indicted when you cover the GOP convention for Al Gore's public access for has beens channel known as Current TV.