I wonder if Karl Rove's son Andrew's pledge name in his fraternity at Trinity University is 'Turd Blossom Junior', or maybe he played it smart and enrolled under a false name. It can't be easy on a liberal college campus when you're the son of the most hated man in America. You've got to give Karl Rove his due. For a nerdy, awkward and superficially harmless looking kid who was abandoned by his father, whose mother committed suicide and who then dropped out of three different colleges, it's quite an achievement by the age of 57 to be more hated than Osama bin Laden, Kim Jong Il and Robert Mugabe rolled into one. You have to wonder what kind of debilitating mental disease his wife Darby suffers from that she would be so unwise as to marry such a monster.
Rove's primary crime after starting his career with a Nixonian coup to take over the College Republicans, has been to be awfully good at getting Republicans elected to prominent positions in government, something which is understandably unforgivable. If Republicans in power are inherently evil, how much more evil is the person who put so many of them there, including our current President? Ultimately, doesn't he bear responsibility for every one of the crimes of those he put in a position to do so much evil?
Rove's successful campaigns include putting Phil Gramm, Kay Bailey Hutchison and John Ashcroft in the Senate, launching the career of Texas Governor Rick Perry, getting Bill Clements elected as Texas' first two-term governor, helping get Ronald Reagan into the White House, and guiding George W. Bush through successful gubernatorial and presidential campaigns. Apparently Rove's fractured college career resulted in having to read Machiavelli's The Prince a few too many times, because he really took the lessons of the Renaissance political theorist to heart, running his campaigns with a remarkable ruthlessness and a willingness to do anything for victory, a quality which has made him very valuable to those who have hired him and reviled by those he has opposed. Accusations of skullduggery and smears have followed him throughout the years, though none of the pointed fingers have ever been followed up with proof of his involvement, suggesting a real talent for covering his own ass.