Isaiah's The World Today Just Nuts "Barack Desmond" is hilarious and so true. I love it when he does Barack as Norma Desmond. went up last night as did Kat's "Kat's Korner: Neil Young's Le Noise."
With Barack Desmond in the White House, I feel a lot safer having Joe Biden be vice president. I like him, I think he's frequently funny (intentionally funny), I think he frequently has a few words of wisdom to share. But reading this at Politico did not make me happy:
“Karl Rove has his stable of billionaires, literally, and millionaires pouring tens of millions of dollars into close races,” Biden said at the event for Rep. Chris Carney in his hometown, according to the pool. “Does it surprise you that Karl Rove and his friends – Karl Rove, the architect of the policies that drove us into this ditch – are back raising tens of millions of dollars from shady sources, shady in the sense that we don't know where the money is coming from?”
First off, this story has gone beyond sensationalism to just tacky.
Rove doesn't have to reveal anything. Insisting he do it anyway was embarrassing last week. It's only more so after several news revelations. (I especially liked how Bob Schieffer -- CBS' Face The Nation -- pretty much publicly shamed David Axlerod for pulling this same crap.)
It's really beneath Biden.
I hate Karl Rove. But I've never praised Bush for the illegal Iraq War. Joe Biden has. So if you are forgiving and forgetting the Iraq War -- and that's what the White House is doing -- then really what do you have?
Some bad economic policies Bush wanted and the Congress pushed through?
Some awful attacks on the Constitution which Barack has continued?
I really don't get the attacks on Rove.
I hate Karl Rove. I hate his smug, fat face and live for the day when one of his jowls breaks free and manages to strangle him.
But that's me.
Joe Biden's supposed to be a lot more professional.
(If you're late to this story, I'm not offended that he's attacking Rove -- although that's a weak pursuit after praising Bush -- I'm offended that he's doing so about a minor issue that's already exploded in the Democrats face and which they'd be better to high-step it away from now and find something else to target.)
Here's C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"