Friday, August 17, 2007

Morford: Thank God You Are Not Karl Rove

Thank God You Are Not Karl Rove
You have many things for which you can be deeply grateful. Here is one of the biggest

By Mark Morford, SF Gate Columnist

Because now perhaps you are reading up on the rise and fall and much-desirable end of this one particular man, this dank, sweaty, adipose embodiment of a sad political caricature, this shockingly powerful force of darkness and cruelty and pure, unfiltered iniquity known to the world as Karl Rove.

And somehow, looking at him, seeing the glistening, pallid face of true contempt as he finally, blessedly exits the main political stage, you feel better. Much, much better. In fact, somehow you feel like falling to your knees and offering sincere thanks, hot heaps of glorious gratitude to the gods of fate and time and love that you are not Karl Rove.

It is, in its way, a simple acknowledgment, a supremely fundamental idea. But trust me when I say, it holds tremendous power.

You are not Karl Rove. You are not, so far as you know, the master orchestrator of what is increasingly recognized as the most disastrous, divisive, scandal-ridden, secretive, abusive, warmongering, hate-inspiring, homophobic, morally debilitating neoconservative administration in modern American history...

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Blogger Brent said...

I'm curious. Would you please kindly name the other neoconservative administrations that have occupied the White House in modern history (or ever, for that matter...)? Without them, you are effectively comparing the Bush Administration only to itself, and I'm guessing that this is probably not what you intended to do.

August 17, 2007 9:22 AM  

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