You may have heard that last weekend Karl Rove gave the commencement address to Liberty University. We haven’t found a complete transcript, but based on the quotes that appeared in news coverage, we feel that we’ve cracked the Rove code.
|Rove||What it means|
|[America needs people who have] the moral clarity and courage to do what’s right, regardless of consequence, fashion or fad. . .||Leave the doing wrong to people like me.|
|[D]on’t act like you’re smarter than the person you’re interviewing with. Even if you are.||Your worst fears about the Bush White House are true. (And hey: he’ll never hear about this. . . it’s not like he reads the papers or anything.)|
|The most powerful force in the world created by man may be nuclear power, but it is followed closely by compound interest. . .||Our initial Iraqi invasion plan was to sell Saddam a shitload of junk bonds.|
|At the age of 9, I put a Nixon bumper sticker on the wire basket in the front of my bicycle.||Evil is born, not made.|
|When [the little girl down the street] saw me on my bike with my bumper sticker for Nixon, she put me on the ground, flattened me out and gave me a bloody nose.||Being evil doesn’t keep you from being a big pussy.|
|Despite that beating I never lost interest in politics.||Twenty years later, I had her killed.|