Tuesday, February 08, 2005

Promotion Day!

Seems the victors are spreadin' 'round the spoils.

Karl Rove, the senior political strategist who orchestrated President Bush's re-election campaign, has been promoted to deputy chief of staff, a job that will involve him in most White House policy and not just politics.

Rove will now coordinate White House policy developed within the Domestic Policy Council, the National Economic Council, the National Security Council and the Homeland Security Council...

Oooh... I just got the shivers.

Rove will retain his title as senior adviser and continue to oversee strategy to advance the president's agenda.

Duh! Er... what this guy said:

"Empowering Rove in this way shows that Bush cares more about political positioning than honest policy discussions," said Terry McAuliffe, chairman of the Democratic National Committee. "Bush knows that Rove is neither an economic nor a national security expert. He is simply an ideological strategist. ... Clearly, Bush thinks political manipulation matters more than keeping the president honestly informed about the state of the country."

There are others, but this one's my favorite:

Michael Gerson... will focus on the president's compassionate agenda, human rights and advancing freedom and democracy.

What's that? Mr. President, I'm sorry to be the one to tell you this, but I've seen what you think advancing freedom and democracy looks like and uh... not so much with the compassion and human rights. Maybe you should split those up.

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