Is Rove running the show again? Consider these facts:
Bush himself engages in the New McCarthyism, attacking the patriotism of Democrats on Veteran's Day.
Tonight, Dick Cheney sets a new standard for chutzpah, complaining about untruthfulness in Washington:
According to Drudge, a knock line from Cheney's speech this evening has him saying, "yet in Washington you can ordinarily rely on some basic measure of truthfulness and good faith in the conduct of political debate. But in the last several weeks we have seen a wild departure from that tradition."
And tomorrow, a WH Surrogate Group will go after People For the American Way:
The Committee for Justice (CFJ), which defends and promotes constitutionalist nominees to the federal courts, announced today it would respond to the liberal attacks on U.S. Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito with a counter ad that examines the policy positions of People for the American Way.
The ad, which will air in red states with Democratic senators for all of Thanksgiving week, points out Judge Alito's sterling credentials and then examines his opponents' views on issues such as `under God' in the Pledge of Allegiance, redefinition of marriage, and pornography. It will air in Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, West Virginia, Montana, Arkansas, Colorado, and Washington, DC.
This would be a relevant ad, if Ralph Neas were the nominee to the Supreme Court. As he is not, I think it demonstrates that Rove is back in the saddle again.