The Fifth Horseman: Let's talk about Karl Rove...

Thursday, July 21, 2005


Let's talk about Karl Rove...

That's right: Karl Rove. Not John G. Roberts, he's just a big distraction.

Right now, I want to talk about Karl Rove.

And, apparently, I'm not alone in this desire. Despite the best efforts of the Bush administration to distract us, the American people still want answers about Karl Rove.

How do I know this? The latest Pew Poll. ( According to the poll, 48% of Americans are following the Karl Rove scandal “very closely” or “fairly closely.”

Now, I know that 48% isn't even a majority of the American public, much less an overwhelming one. Nevertheless, the percentage proves that, despite the best efforts of the administration to distract us and the propaganda spewed out by Fox News, many Americans simply refuse to ignore the Karl Rove scandal.

However, it gets even better. Of those following the story closely, 58% believe that Karl Rove should resign. This sudden public interest in government accountability, coupled with anti-Rove articles on countless op-ed pages, is enough to warm the heart of any jaded, left-wing blogger.

Now here's a message for the Democrats: Don't let the Bush administration get away with this. Finally, you have a scandal that has drawn significant public interest to do the administration serious harm. Don't let Rove get away with this. Don't stop pressing the White House for answers.

Keep your eyes on the prize, fellas. You have a golden opportunity here: don't waste it. The public is growing tired of the administration's stonewalling. If you keep on pressing, only two things can happen:

1. The administration will continue stonewalling, most likely aggravating the public further.
2. We might actually get some results and accountability.

I know the second option seems unlikely, but still, it's nice to hope.

Keep up the good fight.

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