Blast from the Past: College Republicans 2003: The Next Karl Rove
I think there's a Jack Abramoff sighting as well.
While our most dedicated young republicans have been hosting bake sales and attending Howard Dean impersonation contests to support our troops, Jamie was so kind to send us a glimpse into the past to see what the future held for these fine Young Republicans. Lets meet Eric Hoplin, Corinne Schwarz, Nina Licketto and Walter Lee ("after the greatest general") Morris.
Washington Post: At College RNC, the Kids Are All Right- July 28, 2003
"Somewhere in this group is the next Karl Rove," said the current Karl Rove during a speech at the black-tie kickoff banquet held Friday evening in the ballroom of the Capital Hilton on 16th Street.
"You never know if the person coming up to your recruitment table is gong to be the next Karl Rove," lobbyist Jack Abramoff said during his speech that afternoon.
Bridget Elliott says it's getting late and she would love some beer right about now.
Brandy Mavel a member of the Washington State University College Republicans, who hobbled over from the Hilton for this. She broke her ankle on Father's Day in a freak accident on her family farm, she says. "I was run over by a cow. But not even that could stop me from coming."
Let's make a tally sheet for these youngsters looking at the present and review their idols.
1-Tom Delay ( ethics violations, Schiavo, illegal campaign finances)
2-Jack Abramoff ( indicted )
3-Karl Rove ( soon to be indicted-traitor )
The Young Republicans will have a tough time to meet the high standards of the men they idolized then, but I'm sure they're up to the task. There's plenty of laws still to be broken and people to smear for these fine, shining beacons of the new republican generation. I wonder what Google has to offer us as we track their lives now?