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Hardly anyone in the media or the Democratic Party needed any double-checking when it came to the unsubstantiated charge that Rove had engineered an attack on Joe Wilson. “There’s no question that Rove was the one that leaked the information about the CIA agent’s name,” DNC Chairman Howard Dean told MSNBC’s Norah O’Donnell on April 28, 2006. According to Paul Krugman in the New York Times, “there’s no question that he damaged national security for partisan advantage. If a Democrat had done that, Republicans would call it treason.” In an unresolved matter with so few definitive answers, there was “no question” that Karl Rove was guilty of treason.
Krugman explained that Rove’s smear tactics succeed because “[a]ll they have to do is get a lot of media play, and they’ll create the sense that there must be something wrong with the guy” being smeared. Insofar as there is “something wrong” with Mark Foley, why can’t his downfall be counted among Rove’s success stories?
Among all the talk of a former congressman and a former teenage boy, no one has bothered to ask if the boy genius is implicated for one reason: To imply that Rove had something to do with the present scandal would mean that the boy genius was never so genius to begin with.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?