USA: new Mark Fiore animation on Karl Rove

This satirical video from the USA says about itself:

Dick Cheney and Karl Rove rap about Iraq in Houston Chronicle cartoonist Nick Anderson’s latest 3D animation.

There is a new Mark Fiore animation on the Internet.

It is about the resignation of Karl Rove, George W. Bush’s discredited adviser. Officially to spend more time with his family, but no one believes that. Looks more like leaving Bush’s sinking ship.

The animation is here.

Rove to hunt doves: here.

3 thoughts on “USA: new Mark Fiore animation on Karl Rove

  1. Bush Loses His Brain by Bill Press
    Posted by: “Becky Louden” bebecca2298
    Sun Aug 19, 2007 6:20 pm (PST)

    Bush Loses His Brain
    August 16, 2007


    Some people walk through Washington and never leave a footprint. Karl Rove walked though Washington and left his jackboot prints everywhere.

    He is at once the most brilliant, the most powerful, and the most diabolical political figure of our time. Not even Haldeman and Ehrlichman held over Richard Nixon the spell that Rove holds over George W. Bush.

    Given his influence over the president, Karl Rove more than earned the public nickname “Bush’s Brain.” Given his disastrous impact on administration policy, he also more than deserves Bush’s private nickname “Turd Blossom.” In Texas, a turd blossom is a flower that grows out of the middle of a cow flop. Think about it. That tells you all you need to know about Karl Rove.

    Rove, indeed, did a great job for Bush: getting him elected governor of Texas and president of the United States. After that, Rove should have stayed in Texas — or at least stuck to politics. When he won the White House in 1992, Bill Clinton didn’t put campaign manager James Carville in charge of public policy. It was a big mistake for George Bush to entrust Karl Rove with the job.

    What’s the legacy of Karl Rove? Think, first, of all the policy disasters of the Bush administration, including: the stubborn pursuit of a failed policy in Iraq; Harriet Miers’ appointment to the Supreme Court; privatization of Social Security; the firing of eight U.S. attorneys; warrantless NSA wiretaps; White House wheeling and dealing with crooked lobbyist Jack Abramoff; and amnesty for 12 million illegal immigrants. They all bear the fingerprints of Karl Rove.

    And then think of all the people he trashed in the process: Ann Richards, accused of being a lesbian; John McCain, accused of having a black love child; John Kerry, accused of being a coward under fire; and Valerie Plame, outed as an undercover CIA agent. For Karl Rove, in the spirit of his political mentor Lee Atwater, it wasn’t enough merely to defeat his political opponents; he had to destroy them personally. Rove was a political assassin. His brand of politics, in fact, is known as “the politics of personal destruction.”

    Rove’s most lasting and most destructive impact was in the so-called war on terror and the war in Iraq. In the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, most Americans saw the need to pull together as a nation: to heal, to retaliate, and to prevent any similar attacks in the future. Karl Rove saw in Sept. 11 the opportunity to make George W. Bush a permanent war president and portray his critics as unpatriotic. For the last six years, he has relentlessly exploited 9/11, turning a national tragedy into a political club with which to beat his opponents over the head.

    Similarly, after Afghanistan, Rove seized on the war in Iraq as Bush’s next political campaign. It was Rove’s plan, quickly adopted by Bush, to demand a congressional vote in October 2002 authorizing military force: not because an invasion of Iraq was imminent, but because midterm elections were imminent — and Rove knew Democrats would not dare vote against the use of force, for fear of being branded soft on terror. That vote had nothing to do with protecting the country. It was all about electing Republicans.

    >From the very beginning, Rove crafted the war in Iraq as a political message: You either stood with George W. Bush or you stood with Osama bin Laden. That strategy worked to win the midterm elections for Republicans in 2002 and to re-elect Bush in 2004. But by 2006 it had begun to backfire. Wanting a change of direction in Iraq, Americans rejected Rove’s politics of fear and put Democrats back in charge of Congress.

    So, what’s the legacy of Karl Rove? Conservative blogger Andrew Sullivan put it best: “He took a chance to realign the country and to unite it in a war — and threw it away in a binge of hate-filled niche campaigning, polarization and short-term expediency. . . . It will take another generation to recover from the toxins he has injected, with the president’s approval, into the political culture.” And that’s a conservative speaking!

    Sullivan makes an important point: It’s impossible to separate Rove’s legacy from Bush’s legacy. Yes, Karl Rove is a political and policy disaster. But so is the president he created and worked for.


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