Thursday, June 23, 2005

Rove's Turn to Apologize

Will people never learn? I join the chorus of calls for deputy White House chief of staff Karl Rove to apologize for comments made last night at a New York City fundraiser. They were outrageous, inappropriate, and untrue, to say the least. They serve only to further divide a nation that needs no more division. The Bull Moose has it right: "Since this is the summer of contrition, Rove should make his contribution." The Moderate Voice also adds good thoughts on this subject, and I find White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan's line that Rove was "just telling it like it is" absolutely ridiculous.

Rove's comments, frankly, are indefensible. They serve as little more than another distraction, after we finally got the Dick Durbin (non)-incident behind us.


At 3:07 PM, Blogger EG said...

C'mon, it would have looked silly to use the Hitler tag so soon. The next best thing is the response to 9/11. It always revs the base.

The truth is just so damn boring.

At 4:39 PM, Blogger Alan Stewart Carl said...

You know what worries me...I think a lot of people on the right legitimately believe Karl Rove's view of the 9/11 aftermath. The vicious right is ocnvinced liberals actually want to bring America down. Of course, the vicious left is convinced Bush IS bringing America down, so it goes both ways.

Rove is just revving the base. The man is swine.

At 4:42 PM, Blogger Tom - doubts and all said...

The question is not whether Dick Durbin or Karl Rove can support their comments.

The question is can partisans in our democracy disagree without resorting to discourse aimed at inpugning each others character?

Everyone knows Rove sits at the right hand of the President —the President of all the people— he should not be attacking his fellow citizens for anything, ever.

At 8:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What did he say that was wrong?

At 5:37 PM, Blogger Ryan Horn said...

Shouldn't you love Karl Rove? I mean he's not about principle at all. He's about stategy, "making things work" and achieving tactical compromises and "pragmatic idealism."

All of which mean absolutely nothing.

At 5:32 AM, Blogger Andrew said...

The more I see him work, the more I am convinced Karl Rove is sociopathic. There are numerous fully functioning sociopaths, ie humans who have no adherence to moral right or wrong, only a desire to do what's best for themselves above all else. This man has been instrumental in responding to a pivotal event in history, and first dividing America from the rest of the world, at a time when most of the world's hearts were with us, then slowly dividing America, at a time when we need to stick together. All for the purpose of soaking up as much power as possible. But sociopaths almost always end up flaming out in the end. Let's just hope he doesn't bring our country with him.


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