Democrats Worried Rove Distracting President From War They Oppose, Nominee They HateWashington—Noting a "profound lack of focus" on the part of President George W. Bush, many democrats are concerned that the problems surrounding GOP strategist, Karl Rove may be distracting him from implementing policies they oppose. Many have said that an apparent de-escalation in an "unjust war" is evidence that Mr. Bush needs to fire Mr. Rove ASAP.
"We are concerned that Mr. Bush is losing credibility with the American people," said Sen. Harry Reid, at a nostalgic, private screening of Fahrenheit 9/11. "We are concerned that no one will take what he says at face value. That's the last thing he needs."
DNC Chairman Howard Dean concurs.
"How in the world is he supposed to secretly have advance knowledge of a major terrorist attack on this country if he's constantly reaffirming his faith in Rove?" he asked while speaking before a group of journalists. "Furthermore, how is he going to get Scalia up on the Chief Justice plinth when Renquist assumes room temperature? This is bad for the country, and bad for Bush. Rove needs to go, and he needs to go now."
Many democrats outside the beltway are concerned that Mr. Bush's ability to effect tax cuts for homeschoolers, voucher initiatives and any chance of overturning Roe V. Wade is severely compromised.
"It becomes especially disconcerting when one contemplates the President's inability to defend John Roberts from baseless character assassinations," said one democrat. "If Mr. Bush can't be around to stuff this attempted derailment down our embarrassed throats, then Mr. Rove needs to be fired now."