Kill It Before It Multiplies
Uh oh, it’s already happening. We’ve all seen those Godawful science fiction movies where this giant three-headed blob is terrorizing the community. Well, Karl Rove is now doing exactly what those slimy monsters always do: He’s Multiplying.
As you’ve probably read, the Republican Party will be spending most of its campaign money on local Congressional races. If any Republican incumbent is in the slightest danger of being unseated by a Democrat, the Democrat will be smeared, slandered and Swiftboated. And these local races will be run by a small army of Karl Juniors.
One TV ad shows a picture of illegal immigrants running across the border. Then the camera switches to images of Osama bin Laden and Zacarias Moussaoui. Then, while the word “Liberal” pulses on the screen, the announcer says “No wonder Harold Ford has been rated the most liberal congressman from Tennessee.”
That commercial was created by a Karl clone named Scott Howell. Howell learned the ropes not only from Rove but also from Lee Willie Horton Atwater. Other twisted Rove offspring include Todd Olsen, a direct-mail marketer from Austin; and Terry Nelson, who will be working on John McCain’s 2008 campaign.
Ah, something to look forward to.