Monday, April 16, 2007
Why is my Rove experience relevant?
The sad, and rather frightening, thing about the Bush regime is its isolation. One begins to wonder WHO these guys are? Rove is still in the WH, but even the most extreme conservatives seem to be abandoning this bad smell.
Rove is not the problem, the problem is a Masada-like White House. Do you remember Masada? A group of Jewish irredentist rebels, fighting for freedom from the Romans, committed suicide rather than give in. Heroic? Yes .. but only because we Jews today see them as part of our two millennia effort to be free. I do not think Bush's Masada will be seen in the same way.
Here is a letter from leading conservatives to Bush:
"The letter concludes by saying, "Attorney General Gonzales has proven an unsuitable steward of the law and should resign for the good of the country... The President should accept the resignation, and set a standard to which the wise and honest might repair in nominating a successor..." It is the first public demand by a group of conservatives for Gonzales' firing. Signatories to the letter include Bruce Fein, a former senior official in the Reagan Justice Department, who has worked frequently with current Administration and the Republican National Committee to promote Bush's court nominees; David Keene, chairman of the influential American Conservative Union, one of the nation's oldest and largest grassroots conservative groups, Richard Viguerie, a well-known GOP direct mail expert and fundraiser, Bob Barr, the former Republican congressman from Georgia and free speech advocate, as well as John Whitehead, head of the Rutherford Institute, a conservative non-forit active in fighting for what it calls religious freedoms."
This list includes the most extreme supporters of the Bush regime. The only (conspicuously missing) names are the far right religous community. The authors would not be going public if the Bush regime were LISTENING.
But who is left? Who is huddled with Mr. Bush in his Masada? Karl Rove?
Posted by SM Schwartz at 8:30 AM