Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

by Kyle Michaelis

Fresh from his continued assault on the first amendment, White House svengali Karl Rove looks to be making a stop in Omaha this weekend. The World-Herald reports on why the smell of brimstone and sulfur is suddenly in the air:
Karl Rove, principal political adviser to President Bush, is expected to visit Omaha on Friday, according to Nebraska Republican Party officials.

Rove is expected to talk about Social Security and perhaps attend a party fundraiser, the officials said Tuesday....

Rove is the political strategist dubbed by Bush as the architect of his 2004 re-election.

He created a political stir in June when he accused liberals of wanting to offer "therapy and understanding" to the Sept. 11 terrorists. Democrats accused Rove of politicizing the 9/11 attacks.

A Rove visit to Nebraska comes as two Republicans, Omaha lawyer David Kramer and former Attorney General Don Stenberg, are running for the party's nomination for the U.S. Senate.

Elizabeth Dole, head of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, has said the attempt to unseat Sen. Ben Nelson, D-Neb., will be near the top of the party's agenda in 2006.

Well, well, well....this doesn't sound like good news for Nelson. Where Rove goes, dirty tricks are sure to follow. Despite Nelson's popularity and the kind words President Bush has had for him in the past, this visit suggests the Republican Party isn't content to have Nelson humbly reaching across the aisle. They want a puppet with a few more strings that will take orders rather than needing actual convincing.

So far, in Kramer and Stenberg, I'd say they have two candidates who are more than up to that task. Let's just sit back and see what sort of dance Rove will have them doing...at least until it's time to show Nebraska voters those strings and demand they make a choice.

5 Comments:

Anonymous finch said...

i can't wait when one of our intrepid reporters asks mr. rove about his role in the wilson/plame affair. "was it treason, mr. rove? or merely perjury?"
i won't hold my breath, but a young man can dream.

7/06/2005  
Anonymous k ols said...

Why are they even bothering to run anyway against Ben Nelson? Nelson is a DINO through and through & mostly votes WITH the Repugs on every issue. The Repugs have it made with Nelson as a NE senator.

7/07/2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

With any luck Rove will be indicted before he gets to NE.

7/07/2005  
Anonymous Chad W said...

I support many, not all of Bush's attempts of politics. Education with the need of accountability. And what looks to be the same for African aid. The Iraq war was something of both good and bad, - Done for good reasons, planned badly. But his tactics of political mud-wrestling was nothing I liked, then nor now. But knowing Rove's tactics - it is only going to get worse. I hope our media wont stand for the gop's tactics like the rest of the national media does.

7/07/2005  
Blogger r.b. said...

Good luck to y'all up there. Would be grand if the state of my birth were to somehow expose the underbelly of the "beast".

My prayers will be with y'all to go national, somehow!!!!!!!!

Rose in SC

7/08/2005  

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