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Human Torch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-29-06 11:05 PM
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MSNBC gets misty-eyed over Midterms and "the legacy of Karl Rove"


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WP: Midterm vote may define legacy of Bush adviser Karl Rove. FULL STORY

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/15477451 /

Midterm vote may define Roves legacy
Big losses could dim aura of Bush's senior adviser



By Michael Abramowitz
The Washington Post
Updated: 16 minutes ago

By many calculations, Democrats are ready to make big gains in the midterm elections, enough to take over the House and possibly the Senate. But White House Chief of Staff Joshua B. Bolten says there is one reason he is feeling upbeat amid so much Republican gloom. "I believe Karl Rove," Bolten said in an interview in his West Wing office Friday. "Karl Rove, somewhere inside that massive brain of his, has figured out the political landscape more clearly than the entire collection of conventional-wisdom pundits and pollsters in the entire city of Washington."

That was true for two elections in a row, in 2002 and 2004, and President Bush's senior adviser has insisted to West Wing colleagues and party faithful alike that it will be again. But Rove is just eight days from having his genius designation revoked -- or upgraded to platinum status.

Even within Rove's own party, expectations are widespread that the Nov. 7 elections will mark a repudiation for the base-rallying, contrast-drawing brand of politics with which he and President Bush have been so closely aligned. But it's a mark of the particular place Rove holds in the Washington psyche that even the most exuberant Democrats are wondering why Rove seems so confident.

There are two questions. Is Rove just acting cocky as a way of lifting GOP morale, or does he really believe it? And, if the latter, is he deluding himself, or does once again he know something that Democrats do not?
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SharonAnn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-29-06 11:20 PM
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1. Win or lose, he's still evil. He has ruined the country through his
machinations for power.

We're hugely indebted, at war, people are worse off, security is threatened, but Karl thinks this is all good because Republicans are in power.
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Clarkie1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 01:15 AM
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2. He's confident in much the same way that his boss still has delusions about Iraq. nt
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 01:54 AM
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3. Dear God. That's like being misty-eyed over Satan
getting tossed out of Heaven.
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