Saturday, October 23, 2004


Great Mark Steyn piece on Karl Rove

A month ago, the standard complaint from Democrats went something like this: Bush has only one adviser but he's an evil genius; Kerry has thousands of advisers and, whether any of them are evil, none is a genius.

Their envy was directed at Karl Rove, the President's longtime adviser or (to quote the title of a biography of him) "Bush's Brain". The slightest misstep by Senator Kerry and the more paranoid Democratic websites are quick to detect the fingerprints of Rove - even though, like most evil geniuses, he doesn't leave any.

Meanwhile, over on the Right, they're happy to feed the Left's paranoia and gleefully credit every disaster on the Kerry side to another cunning move by Rove. Within an hour of The Guardian publishing its pro-Kerry letter from Lady Antonia Fraser to the swing voters of Clark County, Ohio, I received an e-mail from an American howling with laughter and insisting that this "Lady Antonia" figure was an obvious Karl Rove plant

Read the Rest

I can't and won't claim this as an original thought, but it is one that persists-- If Rove is such a genius, why is the race so close? And, how come he allows W to be portrayed as such an idiot?

I rely on the immortal words of Joe Theisman, which apply to politics as well as football:

"Nobody in the game of football should be called a genius. A genius is somebody like Norman Einstein."
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