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Any lingering thoughts that you might have had regarding the "Boy Genius" status of Karl Rove can safely be put to bed now. We're apparently two down in the three repetitions it takes to turn a lie into truthiness:
Former White House aide Karl Rove said yesterday it was Congress, not President Bush, who wanted to rush a vote on the looming war in Iraq in the fall of 2002, a version of events disputed by leading congressional Democrats and even some former Rove colleagues.You know, the supposition that the "history of that moment" is up for interpretation at all, actually, is proof positive that our media establishment has jumped the rails. To tell you the truth, the fact that a slimy little human virus like Karl Rove is considered a "genius" of any kind by anyone anywhere is reason enough to collapse into despond.
The fresh clash over the five-year-old vote made plain how political leaders on all sides are trying to shape the history of that moment.
The man has one strategy: Attach, replicate, destroy. He is the Bush administration's own little strand of mutant RNA in the body politic, but even some of them seem to be a little sick of him.
Former White House chief of staff Andrew H. Card Jr. was asked on MSNBC yesterday about Rove's comments but told only that Rove asserted Democrats pushed Bush into war. Card laughed and said that "sometimes his mouth gets ahead of his brain."But then of course, no sooner were the words out of Andy Card's mouth than somewhere out in the Washington night, a Blackberry sprang to life, possibly a file cabinet opened, and copies of some negatives were couriered to Andy Card's Georgetown townhouse et voila!
After being sent Rove's comments, Card said he did not want to argue with him. He said he recalled much discussion in the White House about whether it was wise to seek a congressional vote before deciding it would demonstrate American unity. But asked if the White House opposed having the vote before the election, he said, "I don't remember that. I don't remember it being done in the context of the election."Imagine that. He "doesn't recall". Apparently every last administration official in the White House was staggering around in a Xanax blackout between 9/11 and, oh, an hour ago.
Actually that would explain a lot.