Skip to main content

Karl, make Hillary's day!

Karl ‘the Professor’ Rove recently made some strange allegations about Hillary Clinton’s ‘brain.’  Given that Rove refers to himself as “Bush’s brain,” (Bush calls Rove turd-blossom) and given that Rove didn’t even finish college, much less medical school with a residency in neurology, his opinions aren’t exactly informed, but I don’t think that will stop my girl Hillary, who can’t seem to pass up a joke, especially one of the ‘counter-intuitive’ variety, from answering his 'challenge.'

I recall amusing ‘challenges,' from past years, and this is how I expect she will respond to this one (if asked).

She’ll challenge Rove to play ‘dueling brains,’ one of those high IQ contests played in parlors across these great United States.

For example:

There is “world leader spelling bee,” that requires the correct spelling of world leader names, with the variations. (Tiebreaker requires # of years in office, and predecessors with correct spellings.)  Ready for that one, Rove?

There is also “geography bee” that requires the respondent to name all the neighboring countries of the one mentioned. (Tiebreaker requires dates of border disputes and resolutions)

And we can’t forget “global climate change bee,” which is a vocabulary test, for such terms as: isostatic rebound, adaptive capacity, anthropogenic, feedback mechanisms, desertification, albedo and nitrogen cycle.  (Tiebreaker is foundational support level for top climate change scientists)

There are many, I can’t say which category she’ll suggest, or even the venue, knowing Hillary she could suggest the back of a flat bed truck, or on the Ellen show, I have no guess on that.

Who thinks Rove is up to her challenge?  (oh, my goodness, I hope he says yes)

Your Email has been sent.
You must add at least one tag to this diary before publishing it.

Add keywords that describe this diary. Separate multiple keywords with commas.
Tagging tips - Search For Tags - Browse For Tags


More Tagging tips:

A tag is a way to search for this diary. If someone is searching for "Barack Obama," is this a diary they'd be trying to find?

Use a person's full name, without any title. Senator Obama may become President Obama, and Michelle Obama might run for office.

If your diary covers an election or elected official, use election tags, which are generally the state abbreviation followed by the office. CA-01 is the first district House seat. CA-Sen covers both senate races. NY-GOV covers the New York governor's race.

Tags do not compound: that is, "education reform" is a completely different tag from "education". A tag like "reform" alone is probably not meaningful.

Consider if one or more of these tags fits your diary: Civil Rights, Community, Congress, Culture, Economy, Education, Elections, Energy, Environment, Health Care, International, Labor, Law, Media, Meta, National Security, Science, Transportation, or White House. If your diary is specific to a state, consider adding the state (California, Texas, etc). Keep in mind, though, that there are many wonderful and important diaries that don't fit in any of these tags. Don't worry if yours doesn't.

You can add a private note to this diary when hotlisting it:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from your hotlist?
Are you sure you want to remove your recommendation? You can only recommend a diary once, so you will not be able to re-recommend it afterwards.
Rescue this diary, and add a note:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from Rescue?
Choose where to republish this diary. The diary will be added to the queue for that group. Publish it from the queue to make it appear.

You must be a member of a group to use this feature.

Add a quick update to your diary without changing the diary itself:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary?
(The diary will be removed from the site and returned to your drafts for further editing.)
(The diary will be removed.)
Are you sure you want to save these changes to the published diary?

Comment Preferences

  •  I was upset about a gun story (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    anna shane

    and you erased all that and gave me a good giggle. Go, Karl, go!

    You might read the James Miller stories on HP about knowing KR since the 70s. He also wrote a book about KR. Really good reading. He is one of the writers who was writing "Adios, MF" when Perry decided to throw his "hair" into the ring for president of the United States....I think Perry may have a "man-crush" on Karl and Karl is holding out for more favors. As in frilly underwear and heels.

    Dear God, what did I just say? It's my dotage causing me to say whatever I want. (Sterling and I talk weekly.)

    If I wasn't Bob Dylan, I'd probably think that Bob Dylan has a lot of answers myself. Bob Dylan

    by weezilgirl on Thu May 15, 2014 at 11:49:06 AM PDT

    •  LOL (0+ / 0-)

      and you cheered me up, how do you know that stuff?  

      plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose

      by anna shane on Thu May 15, 2014 at 11:53:36 AM PDT

      [ Parent ]

      •  I read, read, read and listen. (2+ / 0-)
        Recommended by:
        anna shane, JamieG from Md

        I lived in TX 5 years but before I moved there I    knew Perry was an idiot. I also know that KR is an evil little man.

        I really do like James Miller's writing and I always look for his stuff. I'm just one of those creatures who stays very active in politics. I joined as soon as they formed the organization and I still get info from them.My nephew was killed in Iraq and I started publicly speaking about  Brian and it took off from that.  I email with a member in Austin. We've never met and she keeps me up on the "details" of TX politics that I don't read about.

        And I'm naturally silly. :)

        If I wasn't Bob Dylan, I'd probably think that Bob Dylan has a lot of answers myself. Bob Dylan

        by weezilgirl on Thu May 15, 2014 at 12:21:25 PM PDT

        [ Parent ]

        •  silly works for me (2+ / 0-)
          Recommended by:
          weezilgirl, JamieG from Md

          always.  that's one of the reasons I enjoy Hillary, she's always up for the joke. It's girly, I like it.

          Very sorry to hear about your nephew. It's only funny to crack jokes about Rove until you remember there were and are real consequences.  Terrible ones.  And he's still at it, he should be so marginalized, so ashamed.  It was great when Condie Rice got her invitation rescinded.  Lest we forget.  

          plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose

          by anna shane on Thu May 15, 2014 at 12:29:01 PM PDT

          [ Parent ]

  •  Bush's Brain vs Clinton's Brain. (2+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    anna shane, Mostserene1

    Rove needs a bigger slingshot.

    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Thu May 15, 2014 at 11:55:16 AM PDT

    •  heh heh (0+ / 0-)

      plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose

      by anna shane on Thu May 15, 2014 at 12:09:19 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

    •  Hillary should hold a press conference.... (0+ / 0-)

      and 1) take a humorous perspective on Rove's bizarre allegation  while at the same time 2) speak articulately on her health and expectation that the Right will continue to make up stuff about her.

      The listener will hear that she has a sense of humor AND is highly intelligent and articulate.   Let Fox chew on that for a while.

      She should not admit that she is running yet (don't let Rove control her timing).    Rather she should acknowledge that she is considering it carefully based on the odd and erratic statements of the GOP, which suggests another Democratic president might be best for the country.

      Hillary/Michelle 2016

  •  An anna shane Hillary Clinton diary! (2+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    anna shane, JamieG from Md

    It's like we're back in late 2007 again...I sure hope I don't go home to a 4-year old! Although I would like one of those cocktail hours with Goldberry, which I sorely needed at the time.

    It's not the side effects of the cocaine/I'm thinking that it must be love

    by Rich in PA on Thu May 15, 2014 at 12:17:54 PM PDT

  •  Can we please, please (0+ / 0-)

    I beg you stop talking about Hillary until she announces that she is even running and focus on 2014. And 2014 is at this moment far more important than whether we are going to get another Clinton in the White House.

    Frankly, I’m getting more than a little tired of hearing from angry America. I’m also less than fond of knee-jerk America. And when you combine the two with the Internet, you too often get stupid America, which is really annoying.

    by jsfox on Thu May 15, 2014 at 01:53:54 PM PDT

  •  Combine "Bush's Brain" with "Turd Blossom" and you (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    anna shane

    get "Turd Brain" aka "Shithead".

    How appropriate!!!

    Politics is the entertainment branch of industry. Frank Zappa

    by Da Rock on Thu May 15, 2014 at 01:57:47 PM PDT

  •  Rove did the slimey thing - told the truth in a (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    anna shane

    way to suggest a falsehood. All the accounts I've read show him saying "traumatic brain injury," which is exactly what she had, and she did indeed wear fresnel lens glasses for a while to correct the double vision that the concussion gave her. The place where Rove implies a lie is that he did not point out the rest of the story - most people with concussion recover from it.

    Is it true? Is it kind? Is it necessary? . . . and respect the dignity of every human being.

    by Wee Mama on Thu May 15, 2014 at 04:49:40 PM PDT

    •  it's what little kids get when they fall down too (0+ / 0-)

      Common.  And he was so glad, like a nasty older brother, 'telling on' his smarter sister cause she can beat him in checkers.

      plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose

      by anna shane on Thu May 15, 2014 at 11:22:36 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site