Voice of the White House Nov 1, 2004
In recent past issues, we have carried comments from a very well-iniformed source inside the White House. Some of these remarks, most especially one about Bush’s physical and mental problems, drew an enormous number of viewers and hundreds of inquiries, most especially from foreign press entities. Our source was the first to expose, and we were the first to make public, the accusations that the President of the United States was a man that suffered from serious psychological problems. He also revealed ongoing plans to attack Iran. Since our initial publication of his postings, there has been increasing interest in the subject and herewith, we present additional input from inside the White House. If you have a weak stomach, do not read the following material. Not being able to either confirm of deny any of this information, we present it without comment or endorsement.
October 28, 2004: “Well, things are rapidly winding down to the election. Plans here are to fight fiercely for each and every vote and use any method imaginable if it gets Bush elected. Rove has come up with a long list of dirty tricks from stealing ballots, intimidating potential voters, messing with computer generated results, dragging everyone involved into various courts to tie things up for months, bribery, theft, character assassination are all part of Fat Karl’s trick box. Around the White House, Rove has awesome and absolute power and has no difficulty about using it to wreak havoc on anyone who gets in his crosshairs. Two weeks ago, give or take a day or so, I personally heard Rove say, concerning Pat Robertson’s remark about having warned Bush about the consequences of invading Iraa”. 'We will fuck him. Do you hear me? We will fuck him. We will ruin him. Like no one has ever fucked him!'" Rove used to work for Donald Segretti, Nixon’s hit man who went to prison after Watergate. We know that in 1970, Fat Karl broke into the campaign offices of an Illinois Democrat, Alan Dixon, and stole boxes of his letterheads and envelopes. On these Fat Karl forged up nasty letters which he then sent out to everyone in the district. And another typical bit of Rove filthiness for you: In 2000 when it looked like McCain might beat Bush in the primaries, Rove has laughingly admitted, in my presence and others, that he hired a front telemarketer to call all over South Carolina asking responders if they would vote for McCain if they knew that he had a bastard child by a black woman. I have a thick file of Fat Karl’s dirty businesses and of course, with such an evil, distorted and criminal background, why are we surprised that Fat Karl is a devout Pentecostal Christian? We are not. Goes with the territory, and birds of a feather flock together.”
October 30, 2004: “In view of your interest in Rove, I have dug into my files and put together a piece on Fat Karl that might give you and your readers an insight into the Gods and Monsters that now effectively run the United States. Karl has always gotten a legion of toadies to do his dirty work but he has left enough of a trail behind him to eventually destroy his career for good…but not before he trashes anyone and anything that annoys him or interferes with his precious boyfriend, Georgie the Weasel.
Karl Rove: The éminence grise of the White House
Rove, Karl C. b. December 25, 1950, in Denver Colorado, manages the Office of Political Affairs, the Office of Public Liaison, and the Office of Strategic Initiatives at the White House. Rove attended the University of Utah, the University of Texas at Austin and George Mason University. No academic degree. He has taught at the LBJ School of Public Affairs and in the Journalism Department at the University of Texas at Austin. In 1980 he married Valerie Wainright, a wealthy Houston woman from the Bush social circle. Was divorced and married his second wife, Darby, in 1986. They have a son, 16. He resides at 4925 Weaver Terrace, NW, Washington, DC 20016. White House email address: karlrove@NCR.disa.mil
From his official biography
Born on Christmas Day 1950 in Denver, Colorado, as one of five siblings, Karl C. Rove grew up in both Colorado and Utah, where his father was employed as a geologist. On his 19th birthday, his father abandoned the family and soon afterwards, Rove found out that this man was not his biological father. He was informed of this by his family. His mother committed suicide in Reno, Nevada in 1980.
While in a Utah high school, Rove was seen as an intelligent but loud-mouthed, highly opinionated eccentric and was not popular with his peers. School records indicate that Rove was highly argumentative with both his teachers and his peers and was known to use “vulgar and suggestive” language to female students. He had no girlfriends but spent all of his time in obsessive pursuit of various political offices in the school . It was remarked by students and faculty sponsors alike that Rove was intensely fixated on political activities “to the point of obsession” and that his methods of seeking school offices were highlighted by “unprincipled campaigns, noteworthy by their viciousness” towards any rival. Rove always wore jackets and ties in school and displayed an attitude of pompous self-importance that made him even more unpopular with staff and students alike. He had no interest in women, student social or sporting events but dedicated all of his school time in political activity. It was noted that when he obtained a position, he apparently lost all interest in it and merely applied himself to gaining the next higher position.
Rove had very little pocket money and was accused several times of stealing money from student’s personal lockers. His family had no strong political affiliations but Karl became fixated on Richard Nixon before he was ten and was a very loud and persistent supporter of him.
Like George W. Bush Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld, Rove managed to avoid the Vietnam draft with a college deferment, but dropped out of the University of Utah in 1971, never obtaining a degree. While at the University of Utah, Rove began his real-life political career as the executive director of the College Republican National Committee. He held this position until 1972 when he became the National Chairman of the College Republicans (1973-1974). As chairman, Rove had access to many powerful politicians and government officials during the Watergate scandal, including then CIA director George H. W. Bush. For the next few years, he worked in various Republican circles and assisted George H. W. Bush's 1980 presidential campaign. Rove's greatest claim to fame at the time was that he had introduced Bush to Lee Atwater. A signature tactic of Rove was to attack an opponent on the opponent's strongest issue. Another tactic used since high school, was to launch smear campaigns against any political rival no matter how insignificant. Rove early on was a master at slander, usually imputing sexual deviations to his opponents but always being careful to divorce himself from the resulting reactions. Reports in his school files indicate that he was repeatedly warned by school authorities about these allegations of sexual deviancy but Rove always very smugly denied being their author. A school district psychiatrist wrote that Rove was sexually inadequate and had developed an “almost pathological hatred” of so-called “normal” students. The general consensus of Karl Rove in high school is that he was very bright but obsessive about gaining some kind of control over his fellow students and doing so by publicly humiliating them. Rove was termed “arrogant, untruthful and very destructive” in his interpersonal reactions while in school.
When Rove went on to college, he only increased his intense focus on almost any kind of politics but now manifested an intense attraction to ultra-conservative politics while studying at the University of Utah, where he described himself as a "diehard Nixonite" often expressing violent hatred for what he termed "all those Commies" in Vietnam. He also expressed fury and contempt for fellow students who did not support the war and began circulating forged newspaper articles claiming criminal arrests for sexual deviancy on the part of campus liberals. Rove was a "Young Republican" back when being a Young Republican wasn't cool (a historical era ranging from 1959 through the present). As a student at the prestigious University of Utah, Rove teamed up with a young Lee Atwater to seize control of the College Republicans political club in the early 1970s.
Lee Atwater was later to become notorious as the man who sealed Michael Dukakis's defeat in the 1988 presidential election with a blatantly racist television advert demonising the Democratic candidate for offering a weekend prison release to a violent black prisoner in Massachusetts. Atwater and Rove became lifelong friends as well as colleagues, sharing a very similar outlook including a passion for Machiavelli's The Prince, the ultimate political document about the ends justifying the means. In his campaign to seize the nationwide College Republicans by running for the chairmanship in 1973, Rove quickly reverted to type and left a mass of destruction behind him as he elbowed, kicked, bit and otherwise damaged any person standing in his way. His hallmark then, as now, was the launching of vicious and almost always invented, slander against his perceived enemies. Prime among these accusations were allegation of sexual aberrations, a subject that Rove has always been obsessed with. In the College Republican race, Rove challenged the legitimacy of every delegate who voted for his opponent, and came up with an entirely bogus alternate slate of delegates he claimed had greater standing. The matter was ultimately decided in Rove's favor by the then head of the Republican National Committee, George H. W. Bush. Both men have remained unwaveringly loyal to each other since although the senior Bush has been careful not to identify himself with Rove’s savage malice.
His highly aggressive and completely unprincipled ad homonym attacks on anyone in his way won the 22-year-old Rove a walk-on role in the Watergate saga that was consuming the nation. A report was published in the Washington Post on August 10, 1973, titled "[Republican party] Probes Official as Teacher of Tricks", gave an account, based on tape recordings, of how Rove and a colleague had been touring the country giving young Republicans political combat training, in which they recalled their feats of Republic partisanship , such as Rove's Chicago theft at the Dixon headquarters. In the autumn election season of 1970, a chubby, simpering and bespectacled teenager turned up at the Chicago campaign headquarters of Alan Dixon, a Democrat running for state treasurer in Illinois. No one paid the newcomer much attention when he arrived, or when he left soon afterwards. Nor did anyone in the office make the connection between the mystery volunteer and 1,000 invitations on campaign stationery that began circulating in Chicago's red-light district and soup kitchens, promising "free beer, free food, girls and a good time for nothing" for all-comers at Dixon's headquarters.
The incident marked the genesis of the Rove-Bush axis and it was in Washington that Rove met the younger Bush. He literally fell in love with the future President’s son. "Huge amounts of charisma, swagger, cowboy boots, flight jacket, wonderful smile, just charisma - you know, wow," Rove recalled years later. In 1977, Rove was sent to Texas, in theory to run a political action committee, but according to one Texan political consultant who knew him at the time, "It was really to baby-sit Bush back when Bush was drinking". The younger Bush, as is well known, was a heavy binge drinker and while intoxicated, was known to be completely self-destructive, cursing family friends, urinating in public, once, even in the White House during the Reagan administration. Bush’s college records, as well as law enforcement reports, indicate that Bush’s drinking caused several minor accidents and that when apprehended he cursed and threatened police officers, claiming that his father would “get them” if they didn’t let him go. There was also the question of sexual orientation. Bush was known to associate with openly gay students and is known to have developed an “especially intimate” relationship with one student while at the Harvard Business School.
While trying to keep George W. Bush out of trouble, Rove set up a direct mail political operation, calling it Rove & Company. Its purpose was to identify potential Republican voters and target them with pro-Republican campaign literature and voter registration forms.
Rove’s direct-mail political consulting business and worked on Republican campaigns in Texas. He tapped into oil money and other corporate interests and helped a succession of candidates to clean out the old Democratic order in the South. One campaign, for a spot on the Alabama state supreme court, was so nasty it led to a year-long court battle in which Rove accused his opponent - who had led in the initial vote tally - of systematic vote fraud and thereby prevented a batch of all-important absentee ballots from being counted at all. This same underhanded tactic was repeated again in Florida in the 200 presidential election, an election controlled with an iron hand by Karl Rove and run according to his dictum of always attacking the other side by every means available including slander, fraud , intimidation and outright blackmail
They talked about a run for Texas governor in 1990, but decided to wait until the senior Bush was no longer President. .In 1994, Rove persuaded Bush to run for Governor of Texas. They waited until George H./W. Bush was not longer in office because the senior Bush disliked and disapproved of Rove’s vicious personal attacks on his opponents. It was Rove who decided to oppose a very popular incumbent, Ann Richards, and Rove developed a political strategy based on appalling venom, often accusing Richards of being a practicing Lesbian, which she was not.
Every day for two years, the Bush campaign put out negative stories about Governor Richards, hinting she was soft on crime and overly fond of homosexuals, culminating in a devastating revelation that a prominent Richards appointee had lied about her college education. From the start, Rove kept Bush away from unscripted situations, offering him just three or four key talking points which the candidate repeated ad nauseam until the electorate not only memorized them but also started to believe them. Rove also became adept at handling the media, rigorously controlling their access and never shying away from calling a dissenting reporter at home and screaming.
Although Rove is conventionally religious, he does not share Bush's religiosity, but the two men have a similar antipathy to East Coast intellectual types and a preference for political discourse that is simple, forceful and appealing to the gut more than the head. One of Rove's favorite books is The Dream and the Nightmare, an excoriation of the progressive values of the 1960s by a neoconservative thinker called Myron Magnet. Magnet blames poverty on liberal permissiveness and suggests the problem is best left to Christian charities - an embryonic form of what Rove and Bush would come to call "compassionate conservatism". Rove is a master coiner of such political labels. "Compassionate conservatism" manages to appeal both to the religious right and also to some moderates.
In March 2001, Rove met with executives from Intel, successfully advocating a merger between a Dutch company and an Intel company supplier. Rove owned $100,000 in Intel Co. stock at the time. In June 2001, Rove met with two pharmaceutical industry lobbyists. At the time, Rove held almost $250,000 in drug industry stocks. On 30 June 2001, Rove divested his stocks in 23 companies, which included more than $100,000 in each Enron, Boeing, General Electric, and Pfizer. Rove was one of the biggest holders of Enron stock among White House staffers, with between $100,000 and $250,000 worth of shares when he was appointed. He was required to sell them when the Bush administration took office On 30 June 2001, the White House admitted that Rove was involved in administration energy policy meetings, while at the same time holding stock in energy companies including Enron. Rove also recommended the Republican strategist Ralph Reed (former executive director of the Christian Coalition) to Enron for a consulting contract as Bush was considering whether to run for president.
Although it has become a common belief that the U.S. attack on Iraq was instigated by the extreme right of the Republican party or the macninations of the very pro-Israeli neo-cons, the actual movitating force behind what has deveoped into a terrible debacle was Karl Rove. He believes, and has stated, that a wartime president is impossible to attack and that if Bush were seen as a wartime president, he would be guaranateed two full terms. In spite of many negative reports on the feasibility of such an attack by US intelligence agencies, to include the CIA and the Pentagon, Rove easily persuaded Bush to abandon his military activities in Afghanistan for a much more dramatic pounce on oil-rich Iraq.
A former U.S. Ambassador , Joseph Wilson was one of the biggest political liabilities the White House faced in 2003. Wilson had been dispatched to Niger early in 2002 to investigate whether Iraq was trying to buy uranium there. Turns out, they weren't. He reported this information to the White House, which promptly ignored it. Bush cited the uranium story in his 2003 State of the Union address, Cheney cited it repeatedly, and the State Department cited it in several of its endless justifications for why the U.S. just had to invade Iraq. When Wilson wrote an op-ed piece for the New York Times, he incurred the spiteful fury of Karl Rove and shortly after this article was publish, with attendant negativity for the President, a leak to a right wing White House friendly reporter disclosed that Wilson’s wife was a serving CIA agent. As this is a clear violation of federal law, a desultory investigation was launched but without result. Many individuals attached to the White House have put the blame for this squarely on Rove, who denies it. It is a hallmark of his destructive activities that he always hides behind others and piously claims to be the injured party.
Then, just a few short weeks after the fall of Baghdad, Rove had the President dress up in a flight suit and land on the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln beneath the slogan "Mission Accomplished", in what appeared to be a brazen photo op for the presidential re-election campaign. Hindsight and the mounting body count have taught us that this was a rare Rove play gone wrong. But it also speaks volumes about the cynicism of an operation willing to create political sales pitches out of the very gravest issues of war and peace, life and death.
By his own account, Rove's sights are set even further into the future than Bush's re-election. He has spoken about strategic shifts of power that happen every so often in American history. The precedent he often refers to was set over a century ago by William McKinley, another Republican with brilliant advisers, who narrowly defeated a populist Democrat (William Jennings Bryan) in 1896 and established a Republican hegemony that lasted more than three decades.
Rove has stated in closed Republican circles that it is his aim to reduce the Democratic Party to a virtual cipher and that he intends to oversee a Republican lock on all three branches of government.
The Republicans now control the Presidency, the Senate, and the House of Representatives. Rove's task now is to consolidate that dominance of the White House and Capitol Hill and then use it to recast the Washington's third source of power, the Supreme Court, from its current cautious conservatism to a more activist and strongly right wing Republicanism. As the Republican party has virtually been preempted by both the radical political and even more radical Christian, right, Rove caters heavily to these groups. Their ferocity appeals to his own and their tight organization make it far easier for Rove to control and direct.
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