Monday, August 13, 2007

Rove Resigns

At last one of the scourges of American politics will be leaving Washington. Karl Rove, the king-making master of dirty tricks, conqueror of the Democrats in Texas, and undefeated champion of self-righteous slime is going to vacate our nation’s capital and slither back under whatever rock he was hatched under – I wish.

Of course, he is not going to go back to his cave and disappear from the political scene forever. He has proven to too many pols that he can put together campaigns foul enough to make even the failed son of a failed president into a successor to the throne. Anybody who can turn a sow’s ear like George W. Bush into enough of a silk purse to become president has at least enough knowledge of the short and shallow attention span of the voting public to be able to make a god out of anybody with a modicum of speaking ability.

Karl Rove, then, will be seen as a valuable political plotter by anybody who aspires to public office. He will generate a book or two, receive massive checks for consulting with other campaign planners for a while and then re-emerge in D.C. again someday as advisor to another chosen bumbler who couldn’t have gotten there without him and wouldn’t know what to do without his daily guidance.

If that prediction ever comes true, it will signify the dying gasps of constitutionally protected rights for citizens and the installation of an all powerful executive branch that will eliminate all vestiges of power for the other two branches. Rove came close to that this time, but didn’t achieve it. Since he believes that he and only he (in the company of a chosen few just like him) possesses the understanding, will and right to dominate the world to the greater benefit of the United States, it will be absolutely necessary for him to return and finish the job.

God forbid. In the meantime, let’s just thank our lucky stars that the air in D.C. is slightly less putrescent now that he has left and do our best to ensure that neither he nor anyone like him is ever again granted access to the highest seats of power.

Be the change you wish to see in the world. -- M. K. Gandhi

Individually we have little voice. Collectively we cannot be ignored.
But in silence we surrender our power. Yours in Peace -- BR

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