Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Rove, Rove, Rove Your Boat

The tide is turning on the White House, under two years into the presidency. With Iraq looking more like Vietnam everyday, the president's social security plan an object of ridicule, a vicious Supreme Court battle being waged even before the president has declared a nominee, Bush is starting to sprout feathers and gimp around like so many unpopular executives before him. And now Karl Rove has been revealed (not that many didn't already think they knew) as a dirty political operative supported by carefully parsed statements from the White House, who then must condone his actions.

On Google News, after Newsweek confirmed/revealed Karl Rove was the secret source behind the outing of Valerie Plame, the story got picked up by a piddling 124 news sources. But as that day and the next began to wear on, that number doubled, then that number doubled, and now the count stands at 700+ articles covering the story, most of them NOT giving Karl Rove the benefit of any doubts (God bless them). Count on that number to double today, which will put it up there with stories like tsunami coverage, Michael Jackson on exciting days, and all those crazy kidnappings/murder/molestation stories that captivate the nation.

I think someone's head must roll over this thing, and since Bush and co. don't have much in terms of political capital left, Karl Rove will be put out to pasture in the next 2 weeks. I see him in a prosperous career in tobacco.

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