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Letters to the Editor

Goodbye, Rove

August 30, 2007

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To the editor:

"Good riddance and please don't come back!" I'm referring to the recent departure of Karl Rove, the former political strategist and adviser to President Bush. Mr. Rove's resignation is the best news Democrats have had in weeks.

Mr. Rove, alias "Dr. Evil," "Master of Disaster," etc.., has been a proverbial thorn in the side of Democrats from Washington, D.C., to Texas for nearly 15 years.

Love him or loathe him, Karl Rove is a "political enigma" rarely seen in American politics.

Worth noting, Mr. Rove has attended five different colleges and universities and has yet to obtain a degree. However, most formally educated people, including yours truly, would aptly admit that the significance of a college degree is overrated!

Have we heard the last of "Dr. Rove"? I doubt it! Most likely, Mr. Rove will write a book and embark on a "bountiful lecture tour."

After that, "the good doctor" will gravitate toward "the color of money." Can you blame him?

Robert Hinton,

Lawrence

Comments

kansas778 7 years, 3 months ago

The Journal-World should not have printed this letter. Not because of the anger or even the name calling, but because this just has no point.

Ragingbear 7 years, 3 months ago

~~Love him or loathe him, Karl Rove is a "political enigma" rarely seen in American politics.~~

I guess... If you live under a rock.. I guess I could see that.

stuckinthemiddle 7 years, 3 months ago

Robert is right... we hadn't seen the likes of Karl since Joseph Goebbels...

monkeyhawk 7 years, 3 months ago

Rumor has it that the Clintons are pursuing him to work his magic for them, too.

ndmoderate 7 years, 3 months ago

I just hope that we are never again subjected to a person like Rove serving in the White House. He always, always puts Party before Country. No one needs that. Ever.

grimpeur 7 years, 3 months ago

Don't sugarcoat it. Rove was a disaster for all Americans and more, not just pathetic Democrats. He had to pull the wool over many so-called conservative voters' eyes, too. Fooled 'em twice. Let's face it, the only thing more surprising than Bush's election in '00 was that he was re-elected. That, after his dismal performance in his first term, was sad and shocking. Was this all Rove's work? I don't think so. It wouldn't have happened without the complicity of gooberish homers who feel it's more important to be on the "winning" side than to consider the interests of our nation. And still they believe.

preebo 7 years, 3 months ago

Not bad for a college drop out, huh?

staff04 7 years, 3 months ago

Well, he certainly can't do any good for Republicans from within the Administration, might as well move on. One thing I doubt though is that he will be spending his next 3-6 months (maybe even longer) doing a speaking tour or working for another campaign. As Senator Leahy said, resignations don't stop those subpeonas...Rove's going to be awfully busy dealing with that whole issue...

lounger 7 years, 3 months ago

Quietly slipping out the back door, blood on his hands, smoking gun at his side. Other people would have been in jail looong ago.....

yourworstnightmare 7 years, 3 months ago

I agree with the first poster. This letter should not have been printed. It lacks in substance or any real dialogue, conveyance of information, or argument. It is simply name-calling.

Much like most of the posts by so-called "conservatives" on this forum (you know who you are).

chet_larock 7 years, 3 months ago

Dear Colonel Angus,

This letter is being written to you and is full of right-wing talking points, which you will swallow hook, line, and sinker. Thank you for blindly supporting our agenda and parroting our talking points on various internet forums. It is just wonderful to have useful idiots such as yourself assist us in spreading our propoganda.

Roadkill_Rob 7 years, 3 months ago

Dear Colonel Angus,

Please meet me in the second stall of the men's bathroom in the Minneapolis airport to discuss more neocon strategies.

Yours truly, Right_Thnker

stuckinthemiddle 7 years, 3 months ago

Goebbels so did love his useful idiots... and they loved him in return...

Flap Doodle 7 years, 3 months ago

The Dwead Piwate Wove wants your tweasure and your booty!

Kodiac 7 years, 3 months ago

I imagine the Colonel has several self-portraits and many mirrors hanging all over him home. Man it sure is hard to be humble when you are so perfect in every way...

All-hail to the Colonel and his new clothes!

Kodiac 7 years, 3 months ago

correction "his home"

Need more coffee....

storm 7 years, 3 months ago

"Mr. Rove's resignation is the best news Democrats have had in weeks." Actually best news for all fine U.S. citizens!

Roadkill_Rob 7 years, 3 months ago

Right_Thinker,

Don't be so shy. Do you want me to ask for Colonel Angus' phone number for you?

Roadkill_Rob 7 years, 3 months ago

Homophobe? No...I'm just trying to play matchmaker for neocons who like to live secret lives like their heroes.

Roadkill_Rob 7 years, 3 months ago

Right_Thinker,

Come on, be honest. You tried to type a funny rebuttal and then you realized you're not funny.

heysoos 7 years, 3 months ago

"The sexual fantasizing of Col. Angus and me by several of the valued leftists LJW neighbors has increased over the past few days."

Maybe if you guys could refrain for one day from giving each other the virtual "reach-around," your neighbors wouldn't be so inclined to make such suggestions. Ya think?

staff04 7 years, 3 months ago

right_thinker (Anonymous) says:

RKR, I started to type up a funny rebuttal, but better not. It's good to kid around-ya'll have a good onegotta run for awhile. Play nice.

Based on the post linked below, I'm guessing it was ladies day at the Country Club...do they let you play? Do you have to take your own balls, or do they have loaners?

http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2007/aug/29/idaho_senator_says_he_did_nothing_wrong_isnt_gay/#c409227

Kookamooka 7 years, 3 months ago

Everyone knows that Karl Rove and Alberto Gonzales are going into business together designing voting machines. I heard, through the grapevine, that they were last seen sipping martini's in the basement of G.W's ranch in Crawford with Osama Bin Laden. He's been couch surfing there since the 9/11 debacle. Barbara promised Osama's mother she'd look after him.

staff04 7 years, 3 months ago

r_t,

Innuendo it was, sexual, it was not.

I'll ask again, in less inuendo-ish terms. Did your breadwinning wife whose salary and power you bragged about give you permission to leave the house yesterday?

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