Tuesday, February 08, 2005

Lord Karl Rove: Dark Lord of the Sith

Matty Drudge's panties are in a twist. Drudge is having a fucking conniption over this:

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"SOURCE: Karl Rove becomes deputy chief of staff in addition to retaining his title as senior adviser to the president... Rove will continue to oversee politics but also be in charge of the 4 WH councils -- the national security council, the national economic counsel, etc... Developing... "

Damn. Way to centralize power. But what about the Bureau of Indian Affairs? An oversight on Karl's roving eye, to be sure. He's just like a cat that way. How long before Dark Lord Karl Rove disbands the Senate altogether and declares the galaxy under the control of the Empire? Strategic Defense Initiative ... or Death Star?

The world is going to hell, it seems, but Drudge later on allays our dark fears with the headline, "Lab monkeys 'scream with fear' in tests... " Gee, great. Screaming monkeys is a definite sign of The Rapture.

Update via Drudgie: Reuters reports:

"President Bush's senior adviser, Karl Rove, will take on a wider role in developing and coordinating policy in the president's second term, the White House announced on Tuesday.

"Rove, who was Bush's top political strategist during his 2000 and 2004 presidential campaigns, will become a deputy White House chief of staff in charge of coordinating policy between the White House Domestic Policy Council, National Economic Council, National Security Council and Homeland Security Council.

"Rove will continue to oversee White House strategy to advance Bush's agenda and will 'make sure we have an open and fair process for the development of policy and to make sure the policy is complementary and consistent with the various councils,' White House spokesman Scott McClellan said.

"'He is one of the president's most trusted advisers who has played an integral role in strategy and policy development for a long time,' McClellan said."

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