What Now Mr. Rove?
That Karl Rove and Ken Melman directed millions of dollars into Lieberman’s primary campaign is not surprising, but it is funny, both because it exposes Lieberman as the GOP candidate of choice and also because it didn’t work. Strike one for Karl “the feral pig” Rove this election cycle. Rover has as his main job right now, securing GOP control over both houses of Congress, and that job is a big one, even for Karl. We all know that he will go to extraordinary lengths to get his job done and dirty is the way he likes to play, but will it be enough this time?
It’s clear that Rove understands that the mid-term elections are about the economy and the war and helping Lieberman retain his Senate seat as a Democrat was a high profile way to show that there is still strong support for the war. But Lieberman lost his primary bid and the voters of Connecticut sent the clear message that support for the war is a sure way to lose an election this year. So what now Mr. Rove? Perhaps serving as Bush’s brain has plumb tuckered you out, better cook up some fear fast before your brain and Bush’s empty shell are forced to endure Congressional investigations that aren’t run by your hand picked water carriers.