Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Good riddance, Rove.

With the recent departures of Karl Rove and Alberto Gonzalez — just the latest in a long line of Administration officials to jump ship – President Bush is left as the lone cowboy standing. You almost have to feel a little sorry for Gonzalez, who was clearly in way over his head to begin with. But Karl Rove is a whole different story. I always thought “the Architect” was an ironic nickname for someone who made a career out of tearing people down. Did you catch that tearful farewell on the White House lawn a few weeks back? I don't imagine too many other Americans were welling up at the departure of a man who single-handedly swift-boated some of our finest heroes. John Murtha, John Kerry, John McCain, Max Cleland, the list goes on. The guy could smear Mother Teresa – he's that devious.

Karl Rove personally reinvented what it means to play dirty politics and I, for one, couldn't be happier to see him go. I just wish he could take some of his failed policies with him.


nx9100 said...

I fully agree! The dirty campaigns of the last two elections were just horrible. For a country with such high morals, we sure can make ourselves look bad. I'm reminded of an episode of the FOX show "American Dad", where the main charactor uses Karl Rove to win his neighborhood election. We also see Karl unable to enter a church, for obvious reasons. Good riddance indeed!

Devin said...

Disheartening that Karl made it come practice in politics to discredit, and devalue the opponent before presenting intrinsic value of ones own philosophy. Was there any other value from him?