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10 August 2006

The Kiss of Death

Karl Rove (Republican Svengali) called Joe Lieberman (ex-Democrat, now independant) to wish him luck during the Democratic primary Tuesday. I'll let the piece speak for itself:
"'I called him. He's a personal friend,' Rove told reporters [...] The call was made late Tuesday afternoon, the day of the primary won by challenger Ned Lamont, who painted Lieberman as too cozy with Bush."
Now Rove is the clever dick who set up phone "polls" when the current lame-duck president was facing John McCain in the deep south.

The calls pretended to be from a polling organization (rather than a Republican PR storefront) and asked about whether respondents had any feelings about "mixed-race" families, implying also that McCain had had a black daughter.

In civilized society no-one gives a rat's ass about that sort of thing. But in the group Rove targetted, you might well expect a few voters to swing a little.

So assuming Rove isn't as stupid as his former boss ... why did he want Lamont to win?

5 Comments:

At 5:19 PM, Anonymous raincoaster said...

Because Lamont will be easier for the Republican candidate to beat. Or so Rove believes, anyway. He's losing his touch lately, and the teflon is wearing thin. We shall see; if the bloggers abandon Lamont, Rove could be right.

 
At 6:20 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

LMAO - As if you bloogers could swing a city council race....LOL

That's a good one....

 
At 6:21 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

LMAO - As if you bloggers could swing a city council race....LOL

That's a good one....

 
At 8:56 PM, Blogger Metro said...

My my, two anonymice posting the exact same remark.

Surely no one anonymouse would be silly enough to post the same remark twice?

Though I confess I think they're both right. At the moment bloggers just express the feelings of the generation that's firmly pinned behind the Boomers--all of whom are turning sixty this year and thus willing to vote against anything that might mean adopting a shred of personal responsibility for their retirement costs.

S'okay though. They'll be paying for W's war soon enough.

And that will swing a few elections.

Come the day.

 
At 12:34 AM, Anonymous raincoaster said...

Recent studies show more people get their political news from online sources than from newspapers OR television, so bloggers are not to be sneezed at. Britain's #1 political website is the Guido Fawkes blog.

 

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