A loyal Bushie to the end, Karl Rove and his sinister team have taken the politics of personal destruction to a new extreme by hijacking the McCain campaign and forcing him to take Sarah Palin as his VP. The secret plan, hatched inside Rove’s secret lair under the Fox “News” studios, is an effort to make sure that the hated GOP maverick, the man who dared take on Bush in 2000 (and didn’t even vote for him), will never be president.
“Why not?” an anonymous source close to Rove said. “We’re going to lose this year, anyway. Better to teach a lesson to the party by making an example of grandpa. Step out of line, and you pay the price.”
The lesson appears to be taking hold as conservative politicians and commentators are shocked and baffled by the choice.
“They must be trying sabotage his campaign,” an unnamed conservative commentator stated. “It’s a lesson for us all. Rove is spanking McCain in public.”
The Republican nominee, for his part, seems equally baffled and shocked by his choice. Wearing a chilly perma-grin while reading the remarks prepared for him at a recent campaign stop, McCain seemed confused and underwhelmed. The lesson may be sinking in.
But some in the GOP are hopeful that Rove’s “prank” won’t push the campaign completely off the map.
Rumors continue to swirl in Washington that Sarah Palin is Harriet Miers redux.
While by all accounts, Palin is a nice woman and a decent local politician, she is clearly not presidential material. And despite what has been described as “comically dishonest” cheerleading for Palin in the more craven precincts of the GOP, most conservatives are in agreement that she is the worst vice-presidential pick in, certainly, recent American history.
These conservatives speculate that the pick could just be part of “old Karl’s” master plan.
Which is described as playing out like this:
Palin, who has a four month-old son with Down’s Syndrome, campaigns for a week or two, through the convention at least, and then drops out citing her family. Everyone understands. She bit off more than she could chew.
McCain can claim to have broadened the party by bringing in the young people and women, shaking up the status quo like a true maverick. He will then turn around and accept the establishment candidate Mitt Romney. The GOP will hail the change as brilliant, like Samuel Alito after Harriet Miers. With a feeling of massive relief, the whole country will close their eyes and press the lever for McCain/Romney.
At least that’s the hope.
Will Rove’s masterplan succeed? Time will tell.