Monday, October 10, 2005

Legitimately illegitimate

Well we all knew Karl Rove was a bastard, but it’s possible that he really is, in fact a bastard. James Ridgeway wrote in a Village Voice article back in July that in 1969, when Rove’s father walked out on his mother, he learned from relatives that the man was not his real father.

One can of course overlook that kind of bastardy, there being no fault of his own involved, but then there’s Karl Rove, the professional bastard who smeared candidate John McCain in 2000, accusing him of being a stoolie while a P.O.W. in a Vietnamese prison. Rove also credited with spreading rumor that McCain's adopted Bangladeshi daughter is black and illegitimate and his wife a drug addict. Rove also spread lies about Ann Richards’ office being staffed entirely with lesbians when George was running against her

Back in his college years (he dropped out without earning a degree) the Washington Post received a tape of his bragging about looking through opponents' trash for information to be used against them in crimes such as identity theft, petty larceny, and campaign fraud. Rove is the bastard who smeared WW II combat pilot George McGovern for being a coward, long before he did the same thing to decorated hero John Kerry. Rove is the professional bastard who in 1970, during the campaign of Alan Dixon for Illinois State Treasurer stole official campaign letterhead and sent out 1,000 invitations to people in the city's red-light district and soup kitchens, offering "free beer, free food, girls, and a good time for nothing" at Dixon headquarters.

Perhaps – just perhaps, some of Rove's bastardly ways may bring about his deserved downfall. His lies concerning his participation in the Valerie Plame affair may put the cuffs on his wrists yet according to an article in the National Journal, If it can be shown that he deliberately mislead the White House or the FBI in furtherance of a criminal plan, but he’s had a lifetime of getting away with a vast array of profitable sociopathic behavior and I wouldn’t count him out yet - the bastard.


Crankyboy said...

what happened to the obscure historical, literary and biblical references? I can actually read and understand this post.

Capt. Fogg said...

I did dumb it down a bit too much, didn't I?

Diabolus fecit, ut id facerem!

Crankyboy said...

Vade retro Satana!

Capt. Fogg said...

Sadaksinyasa janasya parijano'pi sadaksinya bhavati!