Meghan McCain Says Karl Rove Creeps Her Out By Following Her on Twitter

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The above is a parody of Meghan McCain’s Twitter Stream

How does dear Meghan know that Karl rove doesn’t have a staffer handle the followers for him?
Karl Rove follows me on Twitter. That’s creepy. I joined Twitter a few months ago; so far, it has been a liberating way to transition from political to personal blogging. It’s allowed me to share the less-serious aspects and humorously uncensored moments of my life. But there’s also been a downside: I am now being followed by Karl Rove, and my local sheriff, and God knows how many other political pundits. We need to take Twitter back from the creepy people.

Uh, Meghan, Maricopa County, Arizona Sherrif Joe Arpaio is NOTon Twitter. Apparently, someone is impersonating him – much like the staffer who wrote your dad’s (Senator John McCain’s) initial tweets.

The Twitter creeps gets stranger. My local Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio (who, as the author of America’s Toughest Sheriff, is notorious in his own right) recently sent me a Tweet about an answer I gave a fellow Twitter follower. He tried to tell me to go easy on them. It’s really scary when the guy who houses his inmates in tents in the summer and whose most visible public-relations success involves pink underwear, boxers, and handcuffs tells you to tone it down. The sheriff also inexplicably Tweeted me to say my mother owes him $10. Say what?

But, OK, anyone can make a mistake and maybe your mother owes the Sheriff money for covering up something or not.

Flap thinks this commenter to Meghan’s blog has the whole situation summed up:

You denigrate Rove’s tweets as boring, although you are the one writing about them. Whatever people think about Karl Rove, he is unquestionably one of the most interesting political minds in a generation. Dumb and uninteresting are not adjectives that even his many political foes level against him. On the other hand, what exactly is it that you have accomplished for which people should read your shlock? You’re enjoying your 20 minutes of fame on your dad’s coattails. It appears that you fancy yourself as something of a conservative-liberal crossover. That’s fine, really. It’s easy because it’s en vogue these days anyhow. But don’t assume that you should be a model for, or be listened to by, the conservative movement. There is something amusing about how today’s moderates decry traditional conservatives as outmoded purists even while castigating them in their own superior sense of self-righteousness.

Don’t like Karl Rove or your Sheriff following your tweets? Then don’t put the details of your life on the Internet – that’s like what the public Internet is for. And maybe consider getting a real job and a life.

Amen, Bro.

By the way, Meghan,  @Flap has blocked you – you creep me out.


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Obama Delivers an Opening for the Republican Party

Posted Posted in Barack Obama, GOP, John Boehner, Karl Rove
House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) today delivered remarks on the House floor about the President’s budget that taxes, spends and borrows too much and Democrats’ taxpayer funded non-stop spending binge. He also spoke about the GOP’s better solutions that would allow middle-class families and small businesses to keep more of what they earn.

So, says Karl Rove.

Republicans sense the opportunity. The House GOP leadership deputized the top Budget Committee Republican, Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, to prepare an alternative budget. The GOP budget won’t raise taxes, gets spending and debt under control, and will result in a stronger economy with more jobs. House Republicans plan a major selling effort back home during the coming recess. Minority Leader John Boehner is already up on YouTube extolling the plan.

Senate Republicans will not prepare a complete alternative, but they will offer a robust package of amendments, with a wave of proposals for each of the three weeks the upper chamber will devote to the budget. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Republican Conference Chairman Lamar Alexander foreshadowed the GOP’s theme by saying the Democratic budget taxes, spends and borrows too much.

Remember him?

The GOP should immediately prepare and promote their alternatives to the Democrat’s tax and spend largess.

Flap thinks another “Contract with America” is being written.


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Karl Rove Vs. David Shuster in Twitter Flame War – “Wait Until the Book – You’re In There”

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David Shuster on MSNBC’s 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue

Twitter has arrived and @karlrove knows how to hype his upcoming book.

Maybe MSNBC’s and Shuster’s TV ratings will improve when Rove goes on his show?


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Poll Watch: Obama’s Decision to Close GITMO Met With Mixed Reviews by American Voters

Posted Posted in Barack Obama, Guantanamo Bay, Karl Rove
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Terrorist Detention Facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

President Barack Obama’s decision to close GITMO has met with mixed reviews by American voters.

U.S. voters are closely divided over whether the government should close the terrorist prison camp at Guantanamo Naval Base in Cuba.

Forty-four percent (44%) agree with President Obama’s decision to close the camp within the next year, while 42% disagree in a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. Fourteen percent (14%) are not sure which is the best course to follow.

Sixty-eight percent (68%) of voters, however, still say safety is more important to them than fairness in determining where the terrorist suspects should be imprisoned. Just 19% put more emphasis on fairness, while 13% are not sure which is more important. These numbers are virtually unchanged from the findings in November.

Sixty-nine percent (69%) say the suspected terrorists at Guantanamo should not be given all the rights of U.S. citizens. Only 16% disagree, and 15% are not sure.

Just 26% say the suspected terrorists should be tried in U.S. courts. Fifty-nine percent (59%) support the Bush Administration position that they should be tried by military tribunals. Sixteen percent (16%) are undecided.

Again, the responses to both these questions are almost identical to those in a survey last July.

Looks like Karl Rove’s comments the other day are not too far off the mark.

The “campaign architect,” as he is commonly called, built a case against President Barack Obama’s order to close Guantanamo, an overseas CIA detention center where terrorists and other “enemy combatants” are held. Obama’s order could enable terrorists to be tried in U.S. courts, to be given undeserved rights afforded American citizens and could cause damaging long-term effects, Rove said.

“One year from now, Gitmo won’t be closed,” Rove said. “If it is, there will be an uproar in the U.S. about where to put these people.”

In one of President Barack Obama’s first acts as President, it looks like a change of Bush Administration policy that does NOT enjoy the overwhelming support of the American people. Well, Obama has left himself a year to decide how to close GITMO.

The closing of Guantanamo Bay = symbolism over substance.


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Karl Rove Subpoenaed By House Democrats – What About a Frog-March?

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The LEFT never did see the above – Karl Rove Frog-Marched out of the White House

Left Wing democrats never realized their dream while Karl Rove worked in The White House for President Bush. But, with Bush out of office, they are making up for lost time.
House Democrats renewed their effort to force former White House aide Karl Rove to testify in a probe into Justice Department controversies, presenting a challenge to President Barack Obama, who will have to decide whether to defend his predecessor’s legal arguments.

Michigan Rep. John Conyers, Democratic chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, on Monday issued a subpoena to Mr. Rove, seeking his appearance at a deposition Feb. 2. Mr. Conyers wants the former aide to President George W. Bush to answer questions on the Justice Department’s firings of U.S. attorneys in 2006, among other matters.

For more than a year, the Bush administration blocked congressional demands for testimony from Mr. Rove and other Bush aides. The White House’s assertion of executive privilege prompted the aides to refuse even to show up for a hearing. A judge last year, in a limited ruling, said the privilege didn’t protect the aides from having to appear, even if they refused to answer questions.

“Change has come to Washington, and I hope Karl Rove is ready for it,” Mr. Conyers said. “After two years of stonewalling, it’s time for him to talk.”

Will Obama let this proceed?

For a while but the President knows: What goes around, comes around. After Obama leaves office, it might be his own staff that are subpoenaed by a Congressional committee.

President’s jealously guard their “executive privilege” and Obama would be smart to have Nancy Pelosi smack Conyers down.

And, no frog-march for Rove.

Stay tuned……


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Day By Day by Chris Muir January 8, 2009 – Now We’re Talking!

Posted 1 CommentPosted in Day By Day, George W. Bush, Karl Rove, Sarah Palin
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Day By Day by Chris Muir

Interesting that NBC News continues to BASH President Bush by highlighting his wife Laura’s unveiling of new Presidential China and interviewing their new neighbors over traffic concerns in their new Dallas neighborhood.

When will the LEFT Drive-By media swing full-time away from Bush and Karl Rove to fixate on Sarah Palin?

Give them a few months for Bush BDS withdrawal.

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