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Karl Rove Backpedals, Sulks

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Posted on Nov 15, 2008
Karl Rove

After claiming some credit for Barack Obama’s presidential win, longtime Bush loyalist Karl Rove barely endures the rest of his Q&A with left-wing rag The New York Times. We’d like to know what kind of “funny stamps” Rove used to decorate his congratulatory note to Obama.

The New York Times:

Do you think you’re negative?

You’ve never repudiated President Bush.
No. And I never will. He did the right things.

What about Iraq and the economy?
The world is a better place with Saddam Hussein gone.

Do you have any advice for him at this point?
With all due respect, I don’t need you to transmit what I want to say to my friend of 35 years.

Remember, attack politics are out. It’s a new age of civilized discourse.
You’re the one who hurt my feelings by saying you didn’t trust me.

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By cann4ing, November 18, 2008 at 3:47 pm Link to this comment

What’s with the softball interview.  After 1/20/09 the Obama Justice Department needs to go into court to enforce congressional subpoenas and force him to testify about his role in a host of illegal activity, perhaps starting with the U.S. Attorney scandal.  His curt responses to these meaningless questions do not rise even to the level of valid humor, let alone a response to inquiries from a real journalist.

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By boredwell, November 18, 2008 at 3:17 pm Link to this comment

The guy is at least disarming in his inverterate, inimitable way. Intractablility, durability, prescience, genius: I’ve heard these attributes/flaws used to describe him. Rove’s a metapolitician working behind the scenes (the Plaume leak). He looks for angles, gropes and prods; plucking and preening the prickly feathers of realpolitix to fashion a spectrum of leers. Remember this is the guy who cnavassed neighborhoods in N Carolina during the 2000 primaries. Contained therein were dark insinuations about McCain’s wife (addict); his daughter (product of miscegination); leadership record (debilitated and metally unsound after years of torture and deprivation). During the 11th hour of the 1978 Texas gubernatorial race, ROve called a press conference: seems he discovered a audio-visual spyware secreted behind a poster in his inner sanctum, off-limits office. He insinuated that the democratic incumbent-who was at the time beating Rove’s guy in the polls-and his henchmen were to blame. Rove’s guy won.

Rove’s hero is the megalomaniac Napoleon who mouthed Rove’s mantra: “devise and effect a well-reasoned and extremely circumspect defensive followed by rapid and audacious attack.” Nice guy, huh? He probably would have agreed with the emperor’s directive given to commanders to hasten their retreat from Moscow: cut the throats of all wounded, French and Russian alike; include all able-bodied prisoners amongst them in this order.

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By GW=MCHammered, November 18, 2008 at 10:24 am Link to this comment
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The world will be a better place when mental health offers medications for absolute denial: ROVEAKOTE®. Because never acknowledging fuck-ups makes it so easy to be virtuous.

Possible side effects include learning from mistakes, cooperation with opposition, fewer boundary violations, less greed and lower body counts.

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By Juanjo, November 17, 2008 at 2:19 pm Link to this comment

“We look like idiots to Europeans, and rightly so.”

Speak for yourself cliche man!

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By tomack, November 17, 2008 at 1:23 pm Link to this comment

Once a worm always a worm. Chop a bit off and it just grows back.

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By Arius, November 17, 2008 at 2:11 am Link to this comment

“Left wing rag” ?

I don’t know if I’d call it a rag. Yes it’s left wing, but show me a legit noble news outlet these days that isn’t right wing or left wing, which in turn they could be called a “rag” from one side or the other.

In the end the (stupid ignorant) American public are hurt because they think they are getting real news, real facts on any political or international topic (that affects politics). When in fact they are getting politically leaning opinions.

We look like idiots to Europeans, and rightly so.

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By Outraged, November 17, 2008 at 12:31 am Link to this comment

Another Rove “legacy”.  An excerpt from RawStory,

“New documents have surfaced to show possible prosecutorial misconduct in the case of former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman. Siegelman, whose appeal will be heard next month by a federal court, was convicted of corruption in 2006 in a case that has aroused widespread suspicions of political bias.

As reported last year by RAW STORY, the investigation of Siegelman was initiated by US Attorney Leura Canary in 2002, at the same time as her husband William Canary, a long-time associate of Karl Rove, was a campaign advisor for Bob Riley, who defeated Siegelman that November in his bid for relection.”

Rove…a true blue PerpaTRAITOR to America.

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By eireannach, November 16, 2008 at 2:03 pm Link to this comment

Obviously the GOT (Gang of Thugs) from the GOP has a hard time on what the word ‘ethics’ mean.
Perhaps their dictionary was ignored, much like the Constitution.

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By eireannach, November 16, 2008 at 1:50 pm Link to this comment

Hey Louise.
You are the one who inspired me….! wink

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By Alan, November 16, 2008 at 1:42 pm Link to this comment
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Nieder mit allen Faschisten!!!!!

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By mendez, November 16, 2008 at 1:00 pm Link to this comment

It’s difficult to imagine how to respond to this overinflated representation of a period where so many were rewarded because they were willing to do whatever was necessary to accomplish the crimes of a Nation we are now trying to save.  Few are willing to state that he, and a handful of others, is most responsible for the complete destruction of this society.  Rove’s appearance in history will be less relevant than the eventual bringing to justice of him and the monsters this wave of terror his kind fueled.  I suppose he must be that representation, regardless of his actual cerebral contributions to the terror his kind wrought.  After all, to give credit to a person simply because they were willing, and able, to personify the lowest common denominator available has precedent.  Yet he deserves not the credit given to others - those sharing the spotlight with Hitler - because his acts were committed without a trace of risk.

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By mill, November 16, 2008 at 12:46 pm Link to this comment

Here’s a man who is not worthy of thoughtful attention anymore

He should be in jail for his role in outing US government agents and for his role in prompting an insane war in Iraq

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By knute, November 16, 2008 at 12:22 pm Link to this comment
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Why is this guy still on the loose ? Wouldn’t it be wonderful, while he’s flappin’ his gums to us all to see one of those big hooks come out from the side to yank him off his pompous stool. He is one of many walking poster children for a justice department just as disfunctional as every other facet of this administration. Bush’s last executive act will be to pardon himself and Cheney and ofcourse Rove on the way out the door.

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By mendez, November 16, 2008 at 10:08 am Link to this comment

Laudably, there is little interest in this little person.  Hopefully, he will soon be a bad memory.

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By Louise, November 16, 2008 at 8:55 am Link to this comment


“Don’t pop that festered Pimple!
Allow it to expand and envelope the creep.
Hopefully resulting in a very long slow suffocation.”


Oh golly that’s funny!
The visuals alone crack me up!

Thanks eireannach!

I needed a good laugh this morning! smile

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By Jim Yell, November 16, 2008 at 7:27 am Link to this comment
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I can think of a lot of reasons he should be in jail, but didn’t he refuse to appear before congress. Isn’t that process empowered with arrest and incarceration? Why isn’t he in Jail?

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By Bukko in Australia, November 16, 2008 at 3:24 am Link to this comment

Mrf. Rove, would you like me to cut your legs off with this chainsaw first, or your arms? No, the head comes off last, if you make it that long.

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By eireannach, November 16, 2008 at 1:52 am Link to this comment

Don’t pop that festered Pimple!
Allow it to expand and envelope the creep.
Hopefully resulting in a very long slow suffocation.

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By Marshall, November 16, 2008 at 1:49 am Link to this comment

OMG - Rove is actually funny in that interview.  That guy is brilliant.

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By Allan Krueger, November 15, 2008 at 9:51 pm Link to this comment

Fuck Karl Rove! In large measure, he is the genius that has put us in the shit hole we find ourselves in today. He ought to be in a prison cell, not giving interviews!

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By Louise, November 15, 2008 at 8:15 pm Link to this comment

When will that festered pimple pop?

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