November 28, 2004

Mastermind Once More

Thanks to the vagaries of polling, Karl "Boy Genius" Rove's reputation reached depressing new lows in early 2004. It was all very confusing. But famously, Bush won and Rove got to go back to his chair by the fireplace, face cloaked in shadows, stroking his cat, plotting world domination:
For now, Rove's goals are at once more immediate and more lofty: to design a legislative and philosophical agenda that will lead to further GOP gains, and beyond that to a political dominance that could last for decades, as FDR's New Deal did.
Pure evil. Though we're again left wondering why journalists think the New Deal just sort of sprang up out of nowhere.
-- Brad Plumer 2:49 PM || ||