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Archive for the 'karl rove' Category

Step One: Circle Wagons. Step Two: Rallying Roadtrip. Step Three: FEAR

Monday, May 8th, 2006

New York Times: Rove Is Using Threat Of Loss To Stir Republicans The next development: scare voters with spooky images of Democrat-led impeachment/investigative hearings deadlocking Congress ’til ’08. Repeat.

The Decider Hunkers Down

Thursday, April 20th, 2006

Washington Post

“The Government Of George W. Bush Is Not A Dictatorship, But…”

Saturday, January 21st, 2006

The Nation‘s Jonathan Schell weighs in on Constitutional abuses by the Bush administration.

War Is Peace, Freedom Is Slavery, Ignorance Is Strength, Bush Is President

Friday, November 11th, 2005

The bunker-down-hunker-down approach is no longer in effect. Rove’s back! It looks like Turdblossom finally told Bush to go on the offensive. In White House parlance, this means accusing dissenters of doing exactly what the administration is guilty of doing: distorting, lying, and engaging in doublespeak. Bush may succeed in rallying the demagogues with a [...]

CJR Daily And Its Itchy Fast-Forward Finger

Monday, October 31st, 2005

This morning, CJR Daily‘s Steve Lovelady called for Meet The Press‘ Tim Russert to go on his own show regarding Russert’s role in the Plame investigation. Turns out the NBC moderator actually had. Lovelady’s piece was almost immediately corrected. The subject was also covered on Russert’s CNBC show this past weekend. In a long segment, [...]

She Didn’t Jump, She Was Pushed

Thursday, October 27th, 2005

Andrew Sullivan is linking to this Byron York post on corner.nationalreview.com. Along with “Fitzmas” tomorrow, this is going to make for a busy Sunday on the network and cable chat shows. The White House has been in hunker-down-and-stonewall mode for so long now I can’t come up with any scenario where Bush can poker-face his [...]

Jack Abramoff, Ralph Reed and Influence Peddling: An “Unholy Alliance”

Sunday, October 23rd, 2005

Currently under federal indictment, Jack Abramoff is a powerful lobbyist with links to Karl Rove, Tom Delay and Christian Coalition founder Ralph Reed. This week, Time reports on the details of Abramoff’s relationship with Reed.

Modified Mea Culpa, Limited Journalist, Embarrassed Newspaper

Monday, October 17th, 2005

The Sunday chat shows and Monday blogs are full of…well, opinions and insight regarding self-described Miss Run Amok, Judith Miller. Sunday’s New York Times featured a long-awaited– and long– explanation regarding the matter. Steve Lovelady reconstructs and deconstructs the Miller/NY Times spin in this CJR Daily entry. Andew Sullivan points out the obvious inconsistencies and [...]

Rove’s Fourth Chance To Get His Story Straight

Saturday, October 15th, 2005

Washington Post Guardian “Being in there that long after testifying three times before can’t be viewed as a particularly positive sign,” said a legal source in the case.” –Reuters Wonkette

Administration Imagines A White House Without Bush’s Brain

Friday, October 14th, 2005

The first page of this NY Times article is worth skimming, but the crux of its gist can be found on the bump page: The prospect of a White House without Mr. Rove, Mr. Bush’s longtime strategist, has some allies of the president in a near panic, fearful that without him the administration would lose [...]