Monday, July 11, 2005

Prince of Darkness Brought to Light

I have often said in these pages that Karl Rove is the Prince of Darkness. So much so that it is almost a cliche at this point. However, NOTHING makes me happier than to see his name all-but-confirmed as the Valerie Plame leaker. He is pure evil. Evil in the service of his master. The GOP touts itself as the party of military strength and competent espionage. Funny how the grand poobah of the administration's strategy (let's not kid ourselves that it is GWB or Dick Cheney) risked the life of a CIA operative--and who knows who else--for the brazenly political purpose of defending a political decision. THAT, my friends, is pure evil.

I'll write more on this later, but suffice to say at this point that I relish the vision of the GWB administration parsing legal language (since whether he said her actual name to the reporter (rather than just "she is the wife of xyz," is of legal import in his culpability) a la the GOP nemesis Bill Clinton (It depends what your definition of "is" is). Let's all sit back and see them take a page from Bill Clinton's playbook--all the while calling Dems immoral, godless people.

In my next installment, I will discuss the joy of seeing Machiavelli himself be out-Machiavellied. Sah-weet.

7 comments:

Miko said...

Now I understand why Newsweek partially knuckled under on the Guantanamo issue, when they didn't have to and their story was correct. They were saving their strength for this much bigger battle.

Vigilante said...

Yes, this 'Prince of Darkness' is the feral beast who represents the great white hope for perpetuating GOP hegemony for generations to come.

He's that big.

Reverend Raheen M. Shabbazz said...

Any chance that Newsweak is leading the charge on this because they feel that they were SET UP on the abuse story?

Miko said...

Um, I think they're practicing journalism. If you think they were 'set up', see last week's New Yorker piece on Gunatanamo.

Vigilante said...

Linking to E's post, I go out on a limb and predict that The Prince of Darkness will give up his tax-paid job and slink back into the night where he will resume doing what he does best.

http://www.sozadee.com/e107/forum_viewtopic.php?36.2906

Miko said...

The sad thing is...Rove can still do the evil that he does, whether he sits in the White House or not. Stripping him of a federal paycheck will not even make a dent in his nasty schemes.

Vigilante said...

Miko, the sadder thing is that even jailing Rove won't have a lasting effect. Look at all those crooks from the Iran-Contra period: They're back on the public payroll under the Bushevik administration.