Sunday, April 1, 2007 opinion page goes wall-to-wall on karl rove

. . .and that is a good thing.

sunshine, lemon and salt will
melt slugs like him quite effectively. . .

so, plug-in the klieg-lights,
and power up the publicity -- every-
one needs to be constantly reminded
of mr. rove's astonishingly-wide-
reach, into every honey-pot of
scandal this administration has
encounered, fostered or created
from whole cloth. . .

these scandals will define this
presidency through the longer
lenses of history -- far more
than the events of 9/11, or the
responses thereto. . .

click the logo below to read the
whole glorious piece, but here
are a few 'graphs:

". . .Turn over a scandal in Washington these days and the chances are you’ll find Karl Rove. His tracks are everywhere: whether it’s helping to purge United States attorneys, coaching bureaucrats on how to spend taxpayers’ money to promote Republican candidates, hijacking the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives for partisan politics, or helping to organize a hit on the character of one of the first people to publicly reveal the twisting of intelligence reports on Iraq. . .

Mr. Rove’s efforts. . . go deep into the government. Last week, we learned about a meeting set up by Mr. Rove’s staff with officials of the General Services Administration that was wildly inappropriate and perhaps illegal. The aim, as outlined by Mr. Rove’s deputy, Scott Jennings, seems to have been to take advantage of the billions of dollars in contracts put out by the agency every year to return Republicans to the majority in Congress in 2008. It included PowerPoint slides on vulnerable House and Senate seats. . .

Mr. Rove retreated a bit from the public eye in the heat of the Lewis Libby trial, but after avoiding indictment, he seems to have regained his confidence. Take a look at this YouTube [clip] to see his bizarre, humor-challenged gyrations as “MC Rove” at an annual media dinner in Washington the other night. . .

The investigation of the firings of the United States attorneys seems to be closing in on Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, who should have been fired weeks ago. But Congress should bring equal scrutiny to the more powerful Mr. Rove. If it does, especially by forcing him to testify in public, it will find that he has been at the vortex of many of the biggest issues they are now investigating."

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