Monday, February 12, 2007

Military Recruiting Lead: Washington, D.C.

From Vanity Fair's December 2006 profile of senior Administration (White House) official Karl Rove:

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. Score the first one for the N.R.A. and the other for Franceā€”in G.O.P. terms, a wash.

And here's our letter, published in February 2007 (not on-line):

Your article on Karl Rove mentioned that his 17-year-old son, Andrew, can hunt. I cannot help but wonder whether Rove has encouraged Andrew to consider volunteering for military service, since military recruiters are tracking and contacting other 17-year-olds. [Vanity Fair reporter] Todd Purdum should have asked Rove that question, no matter how uncomfortable it might have made his neighbor (Rove).

Important Note: It appears that Karl Rove's son Andrew is a minor, age 17, whose privacy we respect. That said, our question is quite legitimate for Karl Rove himself.

8 Comments:

At 13 February, 2007 23:41, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What we need is a countdown clock to Andrew Rove's 18th birthday. Then anyone can ask Andrew any question they want to without bothering Karl.

Oh.. and he will be of age to SERVE.

 
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At 15 February, 2007 00:16, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Karl Rove has children?!?!? That means that there exists in this world a woman who has had sex with Karl Rove???!?!!??

Assuming....fetal position...find...a happy place....

 
At 16 February, 2007 08:02, Blogger KayInMaine said...

Send Karl Rove's kid! Oh wait. I forgot. The children of the wealthy and the powerful don't send their kids to fight in illegal occupations or serve their country by joining the military! That's right. They spend their time thinking of excuses as to why their lives should be saved. Spit.

 
At 16 February, 2007 14:51, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've been thinking about why so many campuses still have so many Young Republicans that haven't joined the military. Of course there are the main reasons of cowardice and profit-taking (i.e. it TOTALLY defeats the purpose of the war if there aren't a lot of rich Republicans to make a buck off the affair); but I think there may be another factor as well.

Namely, homophobia. We all know that Republicans only like their hot gay sex when it is hidden from public view. However, since Abu Gharib, it has become rather incontrovertible that the Army is one of - if not the - leading American institutions for those into hardcore sadist/bondage homosexual sex. So perhaps one of the main reasons so many College Republicans refuse to do their "patriotic duty" and back their words with action is that they don't want to be openly associated with the kind of hardcore gay sex that the U.S. Army is all about.

Just a thought. - The Frenchman

 
At 17 February, 2007 11:49, Anonymous truthlover said...

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/topstories/tm_headline=exclusive%2D-harry-to-fight-in-iraq%26method=full%26objectid=18634497%26siteid=89520-name_page.html

You should add this story to the frontpage to demonstrate what non-yellow elephantry might look like.

 
At 21 February, 2007 10:08, Blogger markg8 said...

I don't think it "has become rather incontrovertible that the Army is one of - if not the - leading American institutions for those into hardcore sadist/bondage homosexual sex". They did this on orders of a few bad apples at the top, Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Gonzales, Sanchez, Miller et al.

It's unfair to accuse the whole Army of this corruption as many officers balked and the corporal from W.VA. with the pics exposed the practice.

 
At 22 February, 2007 18:35, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's another small victory for US forces. This time with 'precision guided munitions'(PGM's?). For PGM read 'more dead civilians'

http://www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,,-6432932,00.html

 

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