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Monday, October 30, 2006

Karl Rove's legacy is assured

never fear, karl... regardless of the outcome of next week's elections, you have nothing to worry about...
Midterm Vote May Define Rove's Legacy
Big Losses Could Dim Aura of Bush Adviser

By Michael Abramowitz
Washington Post Staff Writer
Monday, October 30, 2006; Page A01

By many calculations, Democrats are ready to make big gains in the midterm elections, enough to take over the House and possibly the Senate. But White House Chief of Staff Joshua B. Bolten says there is one reason he is feeling upbeat amid so much Republican gloom.

"I believe Karl Rove," Bolten said in an interview in his West Wing office Friday. "Karl Rove, somewhere inside that massive brain of his, has figured out the political landscape more clearly than the entire collection of conventional-wisdom pundits and pollsters in the entire city of Washington."

Some strategists see the Nov. 7 vote as a referendum on Deputy Chief of Staff Karl Rove's polarizing brand of politics.

That was true for two elections in a row, in 2002 and 2004, and President Bush's senior adviser has insisted to West Wing colleagues and party faithful alike that it will be again. But Rove is just eight days from having his genius designation revoked -- or upgraded to platinum status.

no matter what happens, karl rove's place in history is guaranteed as the orchestra leader for the most evil, polarizing, vicious, ugly, manipulative, and scurrilous campaign tactics yet seen in the united states... certainly, karl had notable predecessors, but it was karl who re-fashioned the template into something utterly despicable... that's what makes it even more stomach-churning when i read things like the following...
Inside the White House, he is a revered figure, known as something of a jokester who will show up at senior staff meetings bearing snacks and promising a coup if Bolten is absent. Ed Rogers, a prominent GOP lobbyist, calls him "the glue" that holds the White House together.

i believe rove is truly pathological, one of the darkest forces ever seen on the american political landscape... karl rove is a man who should never be allowed within 10 miles of a position of political power - at any level...

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