November 04, 2006
Karl the Tobacco Company
I almost never read Tom Friedman, because I haven't found anything of value in his thinking. But one thing you have to say about him, he’s a somewhat better writer than his fellow weathervane Bob Woodward. And boy, is he pissed!
Everyone says that Karl Rove is a genius. Yeah, right. So are cigarette companies. They get you to buy cigarettes even though we know they cause cancer. That is the kind of genius Karl Rove is. He is not a man who has designed a strategy to reunite our country around an agenda of renewal for the 21st century — to bring out the best in us. His “genius” is taking some irrelevant aside by John Kerry and twisting it to bring out the worst in us, so you will ignore the mess that the Bush team has visited on this country.
There’s no zealot like a convert.
Posted by Chuck Dupree at November 04, 2006 03:55 PM
Damn it! When I read those words I knew they were gems, but didn't blog about them. Its good you did because he does get it right.
If genius = selling to idiots, then Rove is genius.
Yeah, I smoke, but don't vote Repug. That makes me a half idiot?
His “genius” is taking some irrelevant aside by John Kerry and twisting it to bring out the worst in us, so you will ignore the mess that the Bush team has visited on this country.
He forgot to add, "...and gullible tools like me pooped our pants after 9/11, threw critical thinking to the wind in favor of scared-stupid sycophancy to Bush's flimsily-transparent big-daddy-cowboy act, and unquestioningly ate up and lazily regurgitated Rove's swill for years. This act of cowardice leaves me with no credibility whatsoever, but it'll be a frosty friggin' day in hell before I ever resign in disgrace from my undeserved, ego-boosting, overpaid sinecure pimping for corporatism."