Flashback: The Karl Rove Whack-a-Mole Contest
This morning, the Wall Street Journal delivered the happy news that Karl Rove is resigning effective the end of August. Whether his surprising departure signals he no longer has the stomach to sell President Bush's surge in September or to face endless Congressional investigations over his role in the political purge of U.S. attorneys remains to be seen. Regardless, the departure of one of the great uber fiends in modern American political history can't come a moment too soon.
Across the blogosphere, the Rove retrospectives have already begun. ThinkProgress offered some great summaries this morning, including Rove's recent record of disastrous predictions. Perrspectives is only too happy to join in and offer a look back at Rove's perfidy, in this case, his role in the outing of covert CIA operative Valerie Plame.
In July and August 2005, hundreds of Perrspectives readers entered the "Karl Rove Whack-a-Mole Contest." Playing judge, jury and executioner, contestants ruled on Rove's guilt in the Plamegate Affair, and offered fitting, funny and often bizarre sentences for President Bush's Turd Blossom.
Here, then, are the Karl Rove Whack-a Mole contest winners. (The honorable mentions are available here. For the full list of entries, visit here.)