Friday, April 13, 2007

Neocon deathwatch: Part 1

Reading the news these days is to read of the political deaths of a whole caste within the political class - the neocons.

Let's go through the list. I won't make any claims of being comprehensive, so this list will be updated semi-regularly. Send me your tips on other neocon political cadavers. I'll be sure to credit you when I add to the list.

Karl "the cat" Rove. Karl is on political death watch once again, but he previously escaped the claws of prosecutor Fitzgerald in the Plamegate case, and he may lube up and slip out once again.

The latest is Rove's deleted emails. Dan Froomkin covers the story. This is from Rove's lawyer today:

Karl Rove's lawyer on Friday dismissed the notion that President Bush's chief political adviser intentionally deleted his own e-mails from a Republican-sponsored server, saying Rove believed the communications were being preserved in accordance with the law.

Rove status: In the hospital, Doctor-induced coma.

Paul "comb-licker" Wolfowitz. Architect of the failed Bush Doctrine, and huge supporter of the Iraq War. Wolfowitz testified at the House Budget Committee on February 27, 2003:

There has been a good deal of comment - some of it quite outlandish - about what our postwar requirements might be in Iraq. Some of the higher end predictions we have been hearing recently, such as the notion that it will take several hundred thousand U.S. troops to provide stability in post-Saddam Iraq, are wildly off the mark. It is hard to conceive that it would take more forces to provide stability in post-Saddam Iraq than it would take to conduct the war itself and to secure the surrender of Saddam's security forces and his army - hard to imagine.

Wolfie parlayed that spectacular error that cost the US hundreds of billions of dollars, untold deaths, massive destruction, general mayhem, and the rise of a 1,000 mini-Saddams into the World Bank presidency (huh?). However, Wolfie is in trouble:

Staff at the World Bank have demanded the resignation of Paul Wolfowitz, the bank's president, after he admitted authorising large pay rises for his Libyan-born partner that took her salary to $200,000.

Wolfowitz status: In the hospital, on life support.

This series will be updated regularly.


Political Realm said...

I'm not ashamed to admit that I too have done the comb-lick.

a.k.a. Blandly Urbane said...

That is an unattractive picture and one that one could do wonders with.

TomCat said...

So, have I PR, but the difference is, we never know where Wolfie's comb had been. ;-) said...

Wolfwicz (sp) is done.

This one is REALLY easy to take a position on. So wonder weather he felt he was untouchable, or whether she put the screws to him.

Larry said...

Wolfowitz's mistress now says she was a victim, that she didn't want that plush job with an $80,000 a year increase in pay.

The mistress even claims she was forced to take the job, that she wants her old job back for those meager wages.

That Wolfy is awful bad, forcing an $80,000 a year pay increase on his mistress.

TomCat said...

I should be so victimized!