Friday, May 02, 2008

Most Influential Pundit in America: The Evil Genius Karl Rove

So says the Telegraph.

Take it with a grain of salt. They have Chris Matthews at Number 2, and nobody pays any attention to him, other than to make fun of him. Seriously, how is Matthews two spots ahead of General Limbaugh, the commander of Operation Chaos?

Anyway, we take great pride in seeing Grandmaster Rove in the top spot, if only because heads will explode upon hearing the news.
Dubbed the “architect” and “Bush’s brain”, Rove plotted to rise of George W Bush and departed the White House after the disastrous 2006 mid-term elections. Successful punditry is a combination of real political experience, intellectual nimbleness, a provocative turn of phrase and a coherent point of view. Rove, a Fox News commentator and contributor to Newsweek and the Wall Street Journal, has all these qualities.

Democrats may protest that they would rather see him in jail than on their television screens but they can’t help noting what he says. Whether outlining what the Democrats should do or outlining John McCain’s rocky path to victory (and McCain has followed his advice almost to the letter), Rove’s take is important and often surprising. Expect the name Rove to come up frequently on the campaign trail – and in coverage of it.
Rove still has the Democrats bamboozled months after leaving the White House.

If you can't beat him, throw subpoenas at him.

Since Rove also appears on Fox News, expect much more caterwauling from the nutroots.

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