April 12, 2009

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From Countdown April 10, 2009. David Shuster and James Moore dissect Karl Rove's criticism of Joe Biden. Shuster's initial analysis is spot on. I take issue with some of what James Moore said in response.

Moore: But I have to suggest that there's something about Karl that is very...we ought to in many ways feel sad about. There's something pathological about Karl's inability to integrate reality into what he views to be reality. This is a man who has made things up, pathologically, there's a pathology to what Karl is doing. And he goes on and on and on. And we're talking about a man who basically ran a lie factory in the White House under the White House Iraq Group and has completely ignored everything that contradicts what Karl wants to be true.

This is what's going on in his brain. He has this little world that he sees on a video tape in his head and he believes it to be true. I think there's a great sadness in there and I think that we might want to pity Karl because Karl is completely disconnected from what's going on in the real world.

I'm sorry James but Rove doesn't deserve our pity. Yes he is sad, but he only deserves our scorn and our Justice Department finally going after him for the crimes he's committed. I agree with your other points in this segment but Rove deserving our pity isn't one of them. What the man deserves is some time behind bars, not pity.

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