Republican Party Chairman Ken Mehlman (and closeted homo), speaking in Puerto Rico, said there was no need to apologize because “what Karl Rove said is true.”
White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card, asked about the Rove dispute on CNN, noted, “We have seen pretty hot rhetoric from both sides of the aisle lately.”
Again, what Card said is BULLSHIT. Regardless of what Dean or Durbin said, Rove’s remarks were beyond anything that should have been said by a public official about HALF THE AMERICAN POPULATION. You couldn’t say anything more offensive or vile about me than to suggest that I’m a coward or that I wouldn’t defend America with my life. I haven’t been this furious about a political issue since 2001, and that’s saying something.
And all of this is happening because they have to deflect attention from the fact that the war in Iraq has taken a horrible turn for the worse and people are more and more dissatisfied with the job the White House is doing. When all else fails, start calling people names.