The Fifth Horseman: Rove, Taft, and other Crooks

Saturday, August 20, 2005


Rove, Taft, and other Crooks

It's been my experience that the list of Top Ten Searches at provides a pretty decent indicator of public interest. So, today, I have decided to post Technorati's Top Ten Searches, so that we may examine what the masses are buzzing about:

1.“Joe Ranft”
2. Ajax
3. Dell
4. “San Francisco Explosion”
5. “Cindy Sheehan”
6. “Able Danger”
7. Gaza
8. Krugman
9. “Intelligent Design”
10. “Jude Law”

Interesting, very interesting. Cindy Sheehan is still on the list. That's a good thing, as this means that she is still drawing attention to important question (i.e: "What the hell are we fighting for?).

However, I have a couple problems with the list. There are several topics missing from the list. These are important topics that deserve plenty of buzz and public outrage.

What topics am I talking about? I'll tell you.

Karl Rove and Bob Taft.

Let's start with Bob Taft. Unless you live in a cave somewhere, you probably know his story: Taft, the Republican governor of Ohio, was convicted of four misdemeanors this week, for accepting unreported gifts. However, Taft has vowed to remain in office.

This upsets me for two reasons:

1. Taft refused to resign.
2. The public outrage over this is slim to none, even in Ohio itself.

The hypocrisy of the Right Wing in this story is infuriating. President Clinton had an affair with his intern, which is completely legal, and was almost run out of office on a wave of Right wing outrage. Yet Clinton committed no crime. Taft has admitted to committing four crimes, without so much as a ripple on the outrage meter.

This relates quite well to the Karl Rove leak scandal. We have conclusive proof that Karl Rove leaked the name of a CIA-operative, putting her life in danger. And yet, the outrage swiftly died down, without so much as a sniffle. Clinton never put anyone’s life in danger, yet he was almost hounded out of office by angrily moralistic right-wingers. These same right-wingers have remained silent while the GOP has run rampant with corruption and crime (Rove, DeLay, Abramoff, Taft, etc.)

However, this indifference is hardly limited to far right-wingers. In fact, both the Main Stream Media and Bloggers seem largely indifferent to the rampant wrong-doings of the Republican Party. Yet, these same people almost ran Clinton out of office for a blowjob.

Where is the justice, people? Where is the justice?

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