November 15, 2007
The announcement that Karl Rove has been hired to write opinion columns for Newsweek is interesting from a biological perspective. Seen in scientific terms, one could compare it to the life cycle of the salmon. Just as the salmon returns to its old spawning grounds in order to make more salmon, so is Rove returning to one of the magazines where he helped hatch so many lies. There he can swish his scaly tail and generate new lies, which in due course will float downstream to pollute the wide ocean.
It isn’t a perfect comparison, of course, but it makes a whole lot more sense than any other explanation for why the prints would want to turn themselves into a retirement home for lying wingnut creeps. Such as the notion that Rove will “balance” Markos Moulitsas, whose record of truthfulness is considerably higher than Rove’s.