Silly Bush loses his “mind”

Word is that Karl Rove finally tired of being the butt of best buddy Bush’s jovial jabs. “Turd blossom” was tolerated, but being called “my own personal Capitol Rotunda” is said to have been the last straw that Karl could gracefully take on his dromedary hump. He will join Tony “my personal snowball” (said to be on the way out too) in leaving the center ring of Bush’s increasingly lunatic circus.

So it ends, with the briefest “blink and you miss it” hug (I think Putin got more hug time) and a lightening quick presidential “pat – pat” on the back.

Karl Rove was born on Christmas in 1950 and perhaps decided a career as Santa’s main elf was more suited for him than aspiring to take over the reins of the sleigh. Since an early age he proved to be the gift that just kept on giving for many politicians, most notably of course the present occupant of the West Wing.

Rove is said to have begun his career in politics at the age of nine when the presumably prepubescent youth decided to support Richard Nixon. He is quoted as follows: “There was a little girl across the street who was Catholic and found out I was for Nixon, and she was avidly for Kennedy. She put me down on the pavement and waled on me and gave me a bloody nose. I lost my first political battle.” [Lee Davidson. “Triumph of the underdog”, Deseret News, December 8, 2002].

You don’t have to be a psychoanalyst to speculate how that humiliation led the young Karl to learn how to be a warrior in one arena where you don’t have to use your fists to beat your rivals into the psychic equivalent of a bloody pulp.

His sheer brain power, unfettered by a smidgen of scruples, made him the genius court jester only a true fool would mock for his goofy persona. Mockery was the sole purview of the president. My hunch is that Rove knew this and (witness his unhinged dancing at the press dinner) reveled in playing Santa’s main elf.

Rove was never Bush’s entire brain. He was the astute manipulator of precise parts of both Bush’s conscious and unconscious mind. He deftly created the illusion in Santa Bush’s mind that he really could crisscross the globe not only every Christmas Eve, deciding who was naughty or nice, but every other day of the year.

Why is Rove leaving now? Who knows? Maybe the decapitated chickens whose heads he bit off are about to come home to roost exacting revenge, and he wants to be sure Bush is still in office when he needs to be pardoned.

Or perhaps, more likely, he see what some observers have noticed in Bush’s behavior, i.e., that the president is fast becoming in reality the silly person Rove only pretended to be.

Perhaps Rove’s latest quote in response to those speculating on why he is leaving now, i.e., that “the rooster is claiming to have called up the sun” is one of his rare Freudian slips. It’s just possible he’s been around President Cock-a-doodle-do so long, the president who believes his cawing can call up the sun, that this bit of humor percolated up uncensored from his unconscious.

The next day, telling tidbits department courtesy of Time-blog: Read excerpts from major newspaper editorials.


  1. mojibyrd

    But his favorite nickmane is…

    Of course his favorite nickname is ‘porky pig’, especially when he visits the bars at night.
    Impeach Bush Now

  2. Abdul of the Kyber Pass

    Rove is young. He will be back. But you won’t know it, because he will be working under the radar.

    Will it be Sen. Thompson? Maybe. How about Gov. Romney? Quite possible. He might even join up with Rudy.

    I suggest you guys start buying guns, ammo, and MREs. Surely you are the equal of the proletariat that overthrew the Car. How about the long-suffering peasants who stormed the Bastille?

    Our codeword will be “Starbucks.” We will rise up in our Birkenstocks and take back America from the demons (no religious intent intended) who brought us the greatest level of wealth, health and prosperity the world has ever known.

    I don’t know about you, but I’m not about the stand for an unemployment rate lower than President Clintons. It just isn’t fair.

    Remember, it wasn’t over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor and it’s not over now.

  3. JerZGirl

    As far as I know, there are NO foreign troops in this country (not counting individuals stationed at consulates, etc) because we won’t allow it. We expect most other nations to allow us to build bases inside their boundaries but would never allow them to do likewise here. So, there is no expectation of any “foreign” troops being put into play in this country unless they are part of an invading force.

    Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit.

    Wisdom is knowing not to put it in fruit salad.

  4. JudyB

    Note to JerZGirl…You asked “I wonder what Rove’s parents did to warrant coal like him in their stockings.”
    A few years ago I was curious as to what happened in Roves youth that could have contributed to making Karl so blatently deceptive-dishonest-damaging as an adult so, I did some research. What I discovered was that its no wonder he turned out to be like he is….his parents had lied to and decieved him his entire youth. This does not by any means excuse Rove from his evil ways, it just helps me to know why he is so toxic. Very Interesting !!!

  5. SEAL

    I doubt we will ever know the whole story but I suspect he is bored and tired of putting up with the personification of arrogance. On a personal relationship level, Bush must be the most obnoxiuos person on the planet.

    By making him president, Rove accredited in Bush’s mind his own greatness after so many years of unrecognition. Bush has come to feel justified and proven. Contrary to what people have said, Bush never felt that Karl made him but that Karl was simply an advisor, a tool, and that it was his [Bush’s] own abilities and decisions that proved him the great man he is.

    The change in their relationship after the last election was obvious. I think Karl just had to get the hell away from the ungrateful asshole.

    I have never forgotten something my father told me early in my life: “There is nothing more dangerous than a stupid person who believes they are smart.” George W. Bush is the self evident proof of that axiom.

  6. pollchecker

    Rove is making the ultimate sacrifice for the team. He will be the voluntary scapegoat for the investigation about the fired attorneys at the justice dept. He’s so WAshington savy that he knows nothing will come of any investigation as long as he tells the truth. If something should happen as a result, good old George will pardon him before he leaves office anyways.

    Regardless of the reasons, we have moments like this to rejoice in.

  7. mikesloane

    Rove is Washington savvy? I don’t think so – he did OK in barely squeaking out presidential wins in 2000 and 2004, but he badly misjudged virtually all of Dubya’s other “initiatives” and left the administration with probably the worst record of achievement in history. And I don’t think he will be taking any falls – if he even appears before congress, he will probably plead either “executive privilege” and/or the fifth amendment. And if convicted of anything at all, Dubya will simply pardon him.

  8. bryan mcclellan

    Hilarious Hal ,Rove and smirk are twin sons out of the same nether body part.Greasy RATS grunted out of the schpincter of privilege and bullydom.Their relationship is symbiotic.karl may be leaving but you cannot separate crap from crap.Sorry to point it out Hal,you had all the right letters but the correct spelling is SATANS elf.Now that georgzebub no longer has his boy to wipe his ass it will be interesting to see who steps up to the toilet bowl and takes a lick for smegma man. P.S. I wish I could meet the Girl who kicked KKK’s ass,but alas,she’s probably in Gitmo…..Don’t want to go there….

  9. JerZGirl

    I wonder what Rove’s parents did to warrant coal like him in their stockings. Don’t be surprised if we learn Rove was fired because Bush had no more need for him (ala Rumsfeld and Powell).

    Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit.

    Wisdom is knowing not to put it in fruit salad.

  10. ekaton

    Folks, something serious is happening in the financial markets. As I’ve said so often, a period of rampant inflation is being engineered. It started with the subprime mortgage market (piggyback mortgates borrowing the down payment and the principle, adjustable rate mortgages which are now being defaulted). The housing bubble burst. The Fed is pumping tens of billions of dollars into the market by buying up all these defaulted mortgages. This is going to be enormously inflationary. European central banks have pumped in 120 billion dollars in the last few days. What does this mean? It means that the central banks are writing checks and creating money out of thin air. They do NOT have these hundreds of billions in reserve. “Federal Reserve” is neither federal nor does it hold reserve funds. Hyper inflation is coming soon. The rats abandoning the ship know this. So does Bush. Look for him to head to Paraguay before his term is up. Watch for Cheney to take over and implement martial lae. Something very weird is going on. Get ready. Its going to be a rocky ride. Lay in a 90 day supply of food and stock up on ammo.

    — Kent Shaw

  11. Bill Robinson

    We can’t outshoot the military, even the few that are remaining here in the USA, so let’s stop talk about stocking up on ammo. The last and only armed revolution in this country succeeded only because it was against an invading power (revolutions against invading powers do seem to work–see The American Revolution and more currently, the Vietnam Revolution (i.e. as seen from the perspective of the Vietnamese). If we didn’t learn from the first, we should have learned from the second, but our presence in Iraq belies that. We truly are stupid if we think we can win in Iraq.
    Rove was not stupid. He knew it was an unwinnable battle, regardless of what spin he put on the Iraq War to win votes for the always brainless fool who sits in the Oval Orifice (Cheney’s brown room) allegedly deciding. So Rove left. If in fact Bush was truly stupid enough to call his one true supporter those vile names, it should not come as any surprise that Rove would leave. He wasn’t going to be beat up by a brainless jerk who he considered a coward.
    At least that little girl wasn’t afraid to fight. Bush is. Bush has no problem sending our troops into harm’s way, but when it came time for him to stand up in the TX national guard, he ran and hid behind daddy’s cloak of power.
    Bush won’t run away from the USA as long as he is the decider. After he loses that power, nobody will really care what he does unless he would oblige us all by having an early coronary. Now wouldn’t that be nice–January 21, 2009 George W Bush dies of a sudden coronary.
    It is said that if you kill a couple of people you are considered a murderer, and if you kill millions you are considered a conqueror. How many do you have to kill to be “A Decider?”
    Bill Robinson

  12. yarply

    Bill, you sure are right when you said;
    We can’t out shoot the military, even the few that are remaining here in the USA,
    But I guess no one counts all the UN troops in this country, who some have estimated to number over a million, and are mostly foreign nationals.

    Plus, seeing that most of the US troops are over seas, these UN troops would be the ones called upon if there was an internal uprising.

    See,, one of the reasons most of our troops are kept overseas to begin with is that home grown troops may have a hard time firing on their fellow Amerikans and/or their neighbors, who are fighting for food and/or freedom and may actually join with them in their fight.

    Foreign UN troops will not have such a problem though…..

    But the thing is,,, there are 300 million Amerikans…
    So if we or even a fraction of the total decided to reestablish our rights,, the numbers alone win, as long as we acted in a somewhat concerted effort. Now, getting everyone to act somewhat together would be the hard part.

  13. ekaton


    My ammo is to protect my food supply from those who didn’t stock up. I don’t plan to shoot at the military, as that would mean certain death.

    Kent Shaw