Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Grime Pays

Grime Pays
Boy makes bad: a Karl Rove chronological tour, making all local stops

If you a little shaky on your Karl Rove history, this article is a great way to brush up on your Rovian facts. Some of these gems include:

1960: At age 10, he becomes a Republican, supporting Nixon in his losing race to John F. Kennedy. A meanie girl who's a Kennedy supporter beats him up.

FALL 1970: Rove pays visit to Chicago campaign headquarters of Alan Dixon, a Democrat running for state treasurer. Disguised as a volunteer, Rove steals official campaign letterhead and sends out 1,000 invitations to people in the city's red-light district and soup kitchens, offering "free beer, free food, girls, and a good time for nothing" at Dixon headquarters. When hundreds of homeless and alcoholic Chicagoans show up at a fancy Dixon reception, Rove succeeds in embarrassing the candidate. Dixon still wins the election.

A brief timeline that gives one a basic introduction on what it is to be Rove.

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