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Karl Rove, bless his heart, has some award-winning quotes in Bill Sammon's ass-kissing Bushfest book "Strategery." I haven't read it, cause my proctologist told me to avoid anything greasy. But Drudge has posted some excerpts that I haven't seen on dKos. Really a double dose of doublethink here; first, Rove declares rightwing blogging to be "expert," based on the Rathergate story, which, as far as I am concerned is an unsettled question. Then he goes on to blast the blogosphere for, apparently, the other side of the political spectrum, or for the kinds of dirty tricks Rove himself has become famous for.

Based on this material I have taken it upon myself to declare Rove the unchallenged winner of this year's Koufax award in the hypocrisy category.
Don't get the dry heaves folks, but you have to see it, below the jump.

"The whole incident in the fall of 2004 showed really the power of the 'blogosphere' army of self-appointed experts looking over the shoulder of the mainstream media and bringing to bear enormously sophisticated skills...
...Rove cautioned that the Internet's political potential has a darker side.

"There is so much ugliness and viciousness and fundamental untruths that the blogosphere transmits," he lamented. "It also is a vehicle for ugly rumors, for scurrilous personal attacks, an avenue for the creation of urban legends which are deeply corrosive of the political system and of people's faith in it."

Rove said Rather and his producer, Mary Mapes, were gunning for the president...."

Okay, I can't really go on, Karl "Dark Side" Rove is certainly the winner in this category. I think really he should be up for a Lifetime Achievement Award. Do they have those in the Koufax's? can we start one?

Originally posted to seesdifferent on Wed Mar 15, 2006 at 11:07 AM PST.


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  •  tips/wages of sin n/t (5+ / 0-)

    An election does not make a democracy.

    by seesdifferent on Wed Mar 15, 2006 at 11:05:08 AM PST

  •  Too funny! (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:

    "It also is a vehicle for ugly rumors, for scurrilous personal attacks, an avenue for the creation of urban legends which are deeply corrosive of the political system and of people's faith in it."

    This must be why Rove likes it so much.

  •  Rove is a typical GOP bully (0+ / 0-)

    Rove can dish it out but he can't take it.

    The last 30 years or so GOP has been creating a right wing noise machine. Right wing cable networks, 800 channel radio networks, right wing newspaper chains on and on. The opposition party has been voiceless.

    This is the way Rove likes it. And then something happened. Internet. All of a sudden people had an alternative to the right wing echo chamber. Not surprising that Rove doesn't like it. He is a bully. He doesn't like people giving him his own medicine.

  •  Rove gets truly ticked off (0+ / 0-)

    when others invade his turf.

  •  Not Very Positive (0+ / 0-)

    For a guy who works for a party that likes to label Democrats and ho-hum complainers, Rove is certainly pretty pessimistic about the potential of the internet blogsphere to do good.  

    He seems to see a devil in searching for details.  I feel for him.  His pessimistic outlook probably contributes to general unhappiness.  Maybe that explains why he's such an asshole.

    He not busy being born is busy dying.

    by jarrrettg on Wed Mar 15, 2006 at 11:30:08 AM PST

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