From The I Shit You Not File: Rove Criticizes Politicization of the White House

by: David Sirota

Mon Mar 09, 2009 at 12:42

From the I Shit You Not File:

Mr. Axelrod rejects the comparison, saying that he is more of a protector of Mr. Obama's image and message than a policy maker or strategist intent on remaking the country's political DNA, as Mr. Rove often talked about. The two men have never met, but in his new role as commentator, Mr. Rove has criticized Mr. Axelrod as politicizing the White House.

I have no idea how "political" an influence David Axelrod is inside the White House. However, Karl Rove criticizing anyone for "politicizing" anyone is straight-up crazy. It's like something you'd expect to read in The Onion - only it's actually happening in real life.

David Sirota :: From The I Shit You Not File: Rove Criticizes Politicization of the White House

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What a joke (0.00 / 0)
I'm still hearing John McEnroe's voice.  

Leaving aside what Rove says about it... (0.00 / 0)
From the New York Times...

(David Axelrod) attends the economic briefing in the Oval Office, where the latest news and grim statistics are relayed to the president by a battery of advisers. When the classified intelligence briefing begins, Mr. Axelrod leaves the room. Later, he and a speechwriter sit down with Mr. Obama to review the three-ring binder containing each speech or statement the president will make that day.

Often in the late afternoons, he walks to the Situation Room to attend some meetings of the National Security Council, stopping to grab a handful or two of the M&Ms that are in a large bowl outside the room.

So Obama's political adviser, who has no experience whatsoever at any level of government, and no national security or military credentials whatsoever, walks in and out of the Situation Room and the National Security Council just like the Secretary of Defense or some four-star general...

You don't exactly have to be Karl Rove to suspect that maybe national security policy, and every other policy portfolio along with it, is constantly politicized by having a guy like David Axelrod roaming all over the White House all the time.  

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reporter as fair and balanced (0.00 / 0)
It's just astonishing that the reporter felt obliged to put in the quote at all.

New Jersey politics at Blue Jersey.

This is typical Rove (4.00 / 1)
He says ridiculous comments without the hint of irony. He was criticizing Eric Holder's nomination because of the ethical cloud around him. This coming from the administration whose AG was Alberto Gonzalez. To call it rich doesn't do it justice.  

Does the right actually believe his tripe? (0.00 / 0)
This from the would be Master of the Republican Dynasty that would Last Forever. He's been on a roll. What a clown.

Apparently now he's claiming that Bush had Nothing to do with the first bank bailout and therefore it's all Obama's fault. And I'm the Queen of France.

Karl Rove does not hesitate to become a kettle (0.00 / 0)
and call the "pot" of his political opponents black.

That does not surprise me one whit. I'd be much more surprised if he suddenly expressed a differing point of view.

"It sounds wrong...
     ...but its right."

Why isn't Karl Rove in jail? (0.00 / 0)
Really. I'm not kidding. Why isn't he in jail?

not crook no. 1 (0.00 / 0)
The question is why isn't dick cheney in jail

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one of the first things i learned (0.00 / 0)
when i started to listen to politcs is that whatever guys like limbaugh and rove blame the left for doing, is exactly what rove and limbaugh's guys are doing,
every time they do this i just see it as them opening their own playbook,

whatever you think people owe you, that is what you owe people


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