Jay Bookman: Itís time for Karl Rove to float away in a balloon
... a good political strategist has to be willing to listen dispassionately to what the data tell him. He does not yell angrily at that data, like a distraught husband refusing to believe that his wife just left him. In that moment, Rove exposed himself as the petty figure that he is.
As Dorothy Gale, D-Kansas, famously put it, ďWhy, youíre not a wizard at all, youíre just a man! And youíre a very bad man for pretending to be a wizard.Ē
And after that, as I recall, the defrocked wizard floated away in a balloon, unable to steer a new direction because ďI donít know how it works!Ē