Today, HuffPo reveals the content of Karl Rove’s off-the-record talk at gathering in Aspen, Colorado. Among other bombshells dropped by the President’s right-hand man: “On Iraq: There has been a big difference in the region. Iraq will transform the Middle East…” Whoa, there, buddy. Try not to blow my mind all at once. Oh, and: “We have not been good at explaining the success in Iraq. Polls go up and down and don’t mean anything…” You can understand why he went off the record. This is kind of loose, off-message talk that brought down Nixon.
Actually, not all the quotes are verbal Lunesta. We like this one: “Joe Wilson and I attend the same church but Joe goes to the wacky mass…” Ha-ha. . . Those are the masses where they talk about not killing and stuff. Also: “The only mistake we made with Katrina was not overriding the local government…” Right — putting Mike Brown in charge of more stuff. That would have been great. And as for this: “Cindy Sheehan is a clown,” well, it’s nice to see some conservatives drop that whole pretense about respecting her grief. As an encore, Rove will follow her around the country, making farting noises whenever she sits down.