Sunday, July 30, 2006

Karl Shoots His Mouth Off

Boy is this classic Karl or what?. In your face inanity. Elevated it to an art form, he has. AP (07.29.06):
"Presidential adviser Karl Rove said Saturday that journalists often criticize political professionals because they want to draw attention away from the 'corrosive role' their own coverage plays in politics and government. 'Some decry the professional role of politics. They would like to see it disappear,' Rove told graduating students at the George Washington University Graduate School of Political Management." Rove: Reporters slam politicians to save selves
The professional role of politics? Think that's funny? Well hold on!! Karl actually had the brass to say this: "'Some argue political professionals are ruining American politics -- trapping candidates in daily competition for the news cycle instead of long-term strategic thinking in the best interest of the country.'" But old Karl didn't stop there. How about this one: "'There are some in politics who hold that voters are dumb, ill informed and easily misled, that voters can be manipulated by a clever ad or a smart line.'" Wonder where he ever got that idea? Washington Times (07.25.06), via Washington Monthly:
"Half of Americans now say Iraq had weapons of mass destruction when the United States invaded the country in 2003 -- up from 36 percent last year, a Harris poll finds. Pollsters deemed the increase both 'substantial' and 'surprising' in light of persistent press reports to the contrary in recent years." 50 percent of U.S. says Iraq had WMDs
And even though it's obvious you can fool some of the people all of the time, quite a few have caught on. From the past month:
Bush's Overall Job RatingApproveDisapprove
CBS/NYTimes 36 55
NBC/Wall Street Journal 39 56
USAToday/Gallup 37 59
Diageo/Hotline 38 59
Pew 36 57
Fox/Opinion Dynamics 36 53
AP/Ipsos 36 63
Gallup 40 55
Poor Karl. From here on out, no matter what he does or what he says, he's going down in the history books as the political advisor to the worst President ever. That will be quite the legacy, eh?


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