Rove hits a Nerve, YEAH!!
President Bush's chief political adviser, Rove said in a speech Wednesday that "liberals saw the savagery of the 9/11 attacks and wanted to prepare indictments and offer therapy and understanding for our attackers." Conservatives, he told the New York state Conservative Party just a few miles north of Ground Zero, "saw the savagery of 9/11 and the attacks and prepared for war."
Rove said the Democratic Party made the mistake of calling for "moderation and restraint" after the terrorist attacks.
Democrats were quick to respond — and in growing numbers.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., suggested that Republican charges that Democrats were undermining the war on terror with their criticism of administration policies amounted to an act of desperation.
"The president wanted to go to Iraq in the worst possible way and he did," Pelosi said. "The president is on the ropes."
( GEE NANCY YOU FORGOT 9/11 SO SOON AND THE FACTS .. OH WAIT YOU REWROTE A LOT OF THOSE FACTS)
"Karl Rove should immediately and fully apologize for his remarks or he should resign," Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said in a statement. "I hope the president will join me in repudiating these remarks."
(WHEN WILL YOU HARRY RIED APOLOGISE SINCERELY FOR YOUR REMARKS ABOUT THE PRESIDENT?)
Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean called on Mr. Bush to "show some leadership and unequivocally repudiate Rove's divisive and damaging political rhetoric."
( NOW IF THAT ISNT THE POT CALLING THE KETTLE BLACK. HEY MR. DEAN WHEN WILL APOLOGISE TO ME PERSONALLY FOR SAYING I HAVE NEVER WORKED A DAY IN MY LIFE. YOU CONCEADED S.O.B.)
During a Senate hearing on Iraq in which Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and other military leaders testified, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., read Rove's statement and urged them to reject the remarks.
"I would hope that you and other members of the administration would immediately repudiate such an insulting comment from a high-ranking official in the president's inner circle," Clinton said.
(NOW ISNT THIS GRANDSTANDING ON HER TIMEING OF WHEN SHE WANTS TO CALL FOR AN APOLOGY.)
Earlier in the day, Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., said New York has had unity since Sept. 11. "To inject politics into this and to defame a large number of people" is outrageous, he said. "It's not what New York and America is all about."
Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J., said nearly 3,000 Americans died on Sept. 11 and "we should not dishonor their memory by using that tragic day for political trash talk."
(HOW ABOUT IT YOU TWO. WHEN YOU POLITICISE THIS EVENT AND THE DETAINEE CAMPS. WHEN WILL YOU CALL FOR DURBIN TO APOLOGISE FOR REAL, FOR DEAN TO APOLOGISE. YOU WON'T SO QUIT FLAPPING YOUR LIPS. THE TRUTH WAS TOLD AND YOU DID NOT LIKE IT TOUGH NUGGIES!!!)