Wednesday, February 28, 2007

It wasn't George Allen's fault, it's YOUR fault for watching

I mean, duh. Since when has Karl Rove been wrong, right?
At a forum today marking Communication Week at Texas State University, Karl Rove stepped clear of current events and withstood hecklers while tracing the history of White House communications from President Washington to the George W. Bush administration.

Presidents once communicated with Americans solely in writing, Rove said, with no president leaving Washington to give speeches until the mid-1800s. Today, he said, demand for information from the White House prevails around the clock, and the Internet has touched off an explosion of information sources — some questionable.

Referring to YouTube, the video site that's a must-see for many, Rove said: "That can disrupt anything. Just ask former Sen. George Allen."

fAllen, a Virginia Republican, lost his re-election last year in the wake of an amateur videotaper catching him calling an audience member a name that few judged charitably.
So remember this; according to Karl Rove, it is perfectly fine to call people racial slurs in public. It is NOT ok if you get caught and someone has the nerve to call you out on it. All this from the man who bugged his own office and then accused someone else of doing it.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did you see the most recent Cal Thomas column? It theorizes that poor George Allen narrowly lost the Senate race due to misinformation about nondisclosure of his stock options, which supposed misinformation has now supposedly been refuted. The column is a clear attempt to rewrite very recent history, and to rehabilitate (God help us) George Allen. No mention of the macaca incident, no mention of his flat out lies about it (mohawk?), or of the fact that macaca is a French/North African racial slur that his mother, a French/North African, would have been exposed to, or of the fact that George Allen himself speaks French, no mention of the prominent Confederate flags, Confederate bumper sticker, Confederate lapel pin, the noose, Confederate worship, all over the course of decades, on the part of a guy from California (heritage, not hate?), no mention of the fact that several people, including a doctor and the football coach's wife, verified that George Allen repeatedly used A Very Bad Word to refer to a black football player at UVA in the '70's, and the laughable claim that there was no racism at UVA in the '70s. Both George Allen and Cal Thomas confirm a very important rule that I learned long, long ago: never trust a guy with two first names.

3:36 PM  
Blogger Phriendly Jaime said...

Yeah, I saw it, and the right wingers are all in a tizzy. They don't seem to remember that NO ONE cared about that issue in light of his racism and crappy governing.

4:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry, left out the pork chop/ham sandwich comment -- there's just so much there, it's hard to keep track of.

5:58 PM  

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