Anyone who believes this was a ‘mistake’ isn’t paying enough attention. You don’t get to the big leagues making minor league errors like these boys supposedly did.
No, politics is nothing but theatre and all of the players read from the same script.
Wake up people! How come the Pubbies always seem to get ‘taken’ by the Rats? Are they that stupid? Not at all. It’s just theatre. Don’t ever forget that...
Remember back to 2004, Rove’s behind-the-scenes mantra was “No More War in ‘04.”
He’ll deny it now, but he was going to his close friend Grover Norquist’s Wednesday meetings telling conservative policy wonks that they needed to get the war off the front pages to be able to push their domestic agenda.
This was by design. It wasn’t a mere mistake. It was an irresponsible miscalculation in which he threw our war effort under the bus for pure politics. And if you look at their “compassionate conservative” domestic policies, it leaves you wondering, “What for?”
And people should remember that part of those politics was immigration “reform,” which Rove is every bit as bad on as Obama, though he ducks the issue now. That too was a serious “mistake,” that wasn’t truly a “mistake,” but a political miscalculation designed to payback Hispanic voters for helping Bush in Texas.