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  •  I've always suspected that (10+ / 0-)

    Rove's early successes came because they were so unexpected.

    No one thought a major campaign would be so utterly mendacious as the ones he ran for Junior Dubya, and the people who live in a reality-based world were simply blindsided.

    "There are no Americans at the airport!" -- Baghdad Bob
    "I’ve got a very effective campaign." -- Mitt Romney

    by Mnemosyne on Thu Nov 08, 2012 at 12:26:59 PM PST

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    •  His early success was due entirely to his (10+ / 0-)

      under-handed shenanigans (some refer to as 'criminal acts')  which started with the first political race he had an official part in, to wit:

      College and the Dixon campaign incident
      In the fall of 1969, Rove entered the University of Utah, on a $1,000 scholarship, as a political science major and joined the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. Through the University's Hinckley Institute of Politics, he got an internship with the Utah Republican Party. That position, and contacts from the 1968 Bennett campaign, helped him land a job in 1970 on Ralph Tyler Smith's unsuccessful re-election campaign for Senate from Illinois against Democrat Adlai E. Stevenson III.

      In the fall of 1970, Rove used a false identity to enter the campaign office of Democrat Alan J. Dixon, who was running for Treasurer of Illinois. He stole 1000 sheets of paper with campaign letterhead, printed fake campaign rally fliers promising "free beer, free food, girls and a good time for nothing", and distributed them at rock concerts and homeless shelters, with the effect of disrupting Dixon's rally. (Dixon eventually won the election). Rove's role would not become publicly known until August 1973. Rove told the Dallas Morning News in 1999, "It was a youthful prank at the age of 19 and I regret it."

      "I like paying taxes...with them, I buy Civilization" -- me

      by Angie in WA State on Thu Nov 08, 2012 at 01:03:40 PM PST

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