Rove Draws First Blood: Palin Has No Presidential ‘Gravitas’
October 28, 2010
(ChattahBox Political News)—Karl Rove, the evil Sith Lord of Republican dirty tricks is sharpening his talons in preparation for the 2012 presidential campaign. And he has his beady eyes firmly set on his Fox News colleague Sarah Palin. Rove knows full well that if the conspicuously unintelligent former half-term governor manages to win the Republican nomination, President Obama will be guaranteed a second term. So, the dark puppet master who once pulled George Bush’s strings, has conferred in some secret dank location with his shadowy Crossroads’ billionaires and the verdict is in. Rove and his secret cabal must do whatever it takes to rough up Palin politically to take her out of the equation. And the blood sport has begun. Using an old school political smear strategy, Rove kicked off his anti-Palin campaign with the aid of a foreign newspaper. He told the London-based Telegraph that Palin’s upcoming Alaska reality show is evidence that she lacks the required “gravitas” for the “most demanding job in the world.” Ouch! He’s right of course, but it’s entertaining to see the Fox News crew turn on each other.
Interestingly, the Telegraph is owned by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. Hmm, a conspiracy wrapped in another conspiracy, wrapped in an enigma, or something. The knives and the infighting were sure to come out eventually, when you consider most of the Republican presidential contenders work for Fox News. And Karl Rove has drawn first blood.
Rove warmed up by attacking Christine O’Donnell, the kooky tea party Republican senatorial nominee in Delaware, as “nutty,” adding he met the former teen witch, and “I wasn’t, frankly, impressed as her, you know, abilities as a candidate.”
Before he trashed Palin to the Telegraph, Rove also gave the German magazine Der Spiegel an interview, wherein he took some swipes at the tea party, calling members unsophisticated. Apparently, bloodying the tea party movement is also part of Rove’s quest for power.
In an article, entitled “Karl Rove questions Sarah Palin’s suitability for president,” Rove proceeds to eviscerate Palin.
“With all due candour, appearing on your own reality show on the Discovery Channel, I am not certain how that fits in the American calculus of ‘that helps me see you in the Oval Office’,” said Rove.
That was just the beginning. Rove dismissed Palin’s stint as a vice presidential candidate. “Being the vice-presidential nominee on the ticket is different from saying ‘I want to be the person at the top of the ticket,’” said Rove.
Rove added that Palin didn’t have the required “gravitas” to instill confidence in the electorate.
“There are high standards that the American people have for it [the presidency] and they require a certain level of gravitas, and they want to look at the candidate and say ‘that candidate is doing things that gives me confidence that they are up to the most demanding job in the world.’”
Rove pointed out that the 2012 GOP presidential primary is going to be a political battle for the ages, saying “It’s going to be blood…”
It sure is. And the GOP political mastermind is making sure Sarah Palin is the first one wounded on the battlefield.
But who has Rove and his cabal of secret billionaires christened as the next GOP golden boy?
Photo Source: Karl Rove official photo, Sarah Palin, /Wikimedia /Therealbs2002/ Palin at a campaign rally in Raleigh, NC.