M.C. Karl Rove “rapping” in 2007

I’ve known about this video since it emerged from the 2007 White House Radio and Television Correspondents’ Dinner.  But I never had the stomach to watch it.

However, David Browich’s review of Rove’s “memoir,” Courage and Consequence: My Life Yadda Yadda Yadda in the New York Review of Books, seems to signal that the time has come.  The full Rasputinian horror of the period needs to be witnessed and its implications contemplated.  For example, is that the coddled and perpetually-grinning-dipstick David Gregory of NBC News also performing as part of (vomiting  in my mouth a little) Karl Rove’s “posse”?  Maybe we all should just start referring to the inside-the-beltway press corps and the demagogues enabled by them as Romanovs:  Karl Romanov, Cokie Romanov, George F. Romanov, Glenn Romanov, Rush Romanov, Sean Romanov, Candy Romanov, Wolf Romanov, Bill O’Romanov, and so on.  It certainly befits the historical cycle they’re currently riding into the ground with their incomes, investments and retirement savings intact.  They’re done.  They’re of no use except to make a bad situation even worse in a more obviously diminishing  return.

Frye in “The View From Here”:

The intellectual seems to be aware only of the higher level of culture, just as the demagogue is aware only of the lower one.  Real political guidance, of course, is constantly aware of both.  (Writings on Education, 562)

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