Say it ain’t so, Cindy Sheehan

By EDITORIAL  |  August 15, 2007

Sheehan’s run against Pelosi will likely not be as make-or-break as those national races were — all the more so since she plans to run as in Independent. By doing so, Sheehan will guarantee herself a place on the final ballot, but will deny herself a Ned Lamont–like chance to “punish” Pelosi for not having gone after Bush.

Then again, Bush will by then be out of office, so Sheehan’s run against Pelosi will not be about politics. It will be about ego. It will be about Pelosi being practical and delivering for her district and the nation, as opposed to being pure — of being holier-than-thou — and delivering for no one. Don’t do it, Cindy. Let Rush and Bill pick on Pelosi. Keep your sites on Bush and the Republicans who want to succeed him.

Exit Rove
Every now and then the headlines catch up to reality. That’s the case with this week’s news that Karl Rove is leaving the White House. Rove is leaving — sad to say — un-indicted and undaunted, though a stream of congressional investigations will no doubt keep his time in the private sector from being too leisurely. Rove, like Vice-President Cheney and former secretary of defense Rumsfeld, was an unequivocally bad guy. Sure, he probably loved his mother. But in the public sphere, it was Rove’s role to place his technical skills in the service of a man that history will most likely remember as one of the nation’s worst presidents. As President Bush might say himself: “Turd Blossom, that is one heck of a legacy.”

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