Guess Who's Coming to Dinnerby Kyle Michaelis
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.