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Bad Day For Rove

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Not only did those emails about his involvement in the U.S. attorney purge come to light; he faced a question about that old skeleton in the Bush closet--the sliming of John McCain in the 2000 South Carolina primaries--during an appearance at Troy University. His response that the Bush campaign had nothing to do with spreading rumors that McCain had an illegitimate interracial child seems a bit strained, don't you think?

"Do you think people of South Carolina find it attractive to hear that kind of charge made against John McCain," Rove asked at the Troy University event. "Or do the people of South Carolina respond to it as they should have, 'What a remarkable thing that John and Cindy McCain adopted a child from Asia, took him into their home as an act of compassion and kindness.'"
"The Bush campaign had nothing to do with it, and the Bush campaign endeavored to stamp out those kinds of things because they hurt George Bush and helped John McCain, not the other way around," Rove added. "Either I'm a genius, or I'm an idiot. Only an idiot would spread trash like that and expect to do their candidate any good."

Yeah, it's really a shame for Bush that those rumors sparked such a backlash that McCain ended up winning in South Carolina. Oh wait. . . .

--Jason Zengerle

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