December 11, 2002

The Man Behind The Curtain
Hopefully, you ALL know who the man on the left is. But who, you may ask, is the man, laughing ever so heartily and somewhat ironically, to the President's right?

I have yet to find Karl Rove's official title in the Bush administration. But, whether you know it or not, Rove is the most powerful man in Washington, right after The President. Even the White House Chief of Staff seems to give only qualified answers when speaking about Rove. As Bush's chief political strategist, Rove has spent the better part of his adult life trying to craft a permanent political majority for the Republican Party. And he may have succeeded.

But what kind of America is that? Well, Rove was a protege of the late Lee Atwater, the former RNC chairman under George Herbert Walker Bush who masterminded the WIllie Horton campaign in the 1988 election. Here, in an article from Esquire magazine, the guy who was handpicked by Bush to run the Office of Faith-Based Initiatives and has since resigned, talks about the almost gleeful ignorance Rove & Co. show regarding the actual impact of the policies they advocate for purely political purposes.

God help us.
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