Saturday, November 25, 2006

Military Recruiting Lead for 2007: Washington, D.C.

Vanity Fair reports that President Bush's Senior Advisor Karl Rove has a 17-year-old son, Andrew, who can hunt.

We were in the midst of a conversation about the midterm elections, one that Rove had resisted for weeks, until suddenly, one Friday at summer's end, I was summoned to a leisurely Saturday breakfast at his home, the same three-story brick town house where he had held weekly strategy sessions for his staff during the 2004 presidential campaign. The menu was sliced tomatoes and eggs that Rove himself scrambled. The spicy venison sausage links had been rendered from a deer shot by his 17-year-old son, Andrew. The coffee was fresh French press, the sort of thing Rove might have mocked John Kerry for pouring.

Although Andrew is old enough to be contacted directly by military recruiters, and can enlist with parental consent, we don't know if he's finished high school, so we'll do a Mark Foley and leave him alone for the time being. As The Pentagon is already tracking other kids his age for 2007, we'll add Karl Rove's son to their list.

It's certainly fair to ask Karl Rove himself whether he has encouraged his son to consider volunteering for military service.

Why doesn't Vanity Fair Ask The Question?


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