An old joke says that when you wrestle with a pig, you both get dirty and the pig likes it.
So it goes with leading Democrats' reaction to Karl Rove's "therapy" comments about the "liberal" reaction to the 9-11 attacks. Rove has the look and squeal of a character from Animal Farm, but he's really the brain behind the Bush administration's version of 1984.
Rove's seemingly "careless" remarks were aimed at two audiences:
--The addicted followers of the BBBC (Big Brother Broadcasting Conglomeration) who suck up any neo-conservative slop thrown their way so fast they don't even notice how it tastes, and...
--The gullible dupes of the opposition who are perfectly happy fight with Rove at the lowest common level.
In military art terms (that most "military experts" you see on TV, including and especially Donald Rumsfeld and his coterie of four star yes men, don't know or understand), this is known as "ceding the initiative." When you agree to meet the enemy on the terms, place, and time of his choosing, you're already three quarters along on the way to defeat. (Which, by the way, is exactly what Rummy and the Yes Men have done with Iraq and the entire War on Terrorism.)
Thus it is with the Democrats' decision to square off with Karl Rove in his own pigpen. Nobody sounds more like a sissy than someone who cries out loud about being called a sissy.
C'mon, Democratic Party. The next time I hear the pigs squeal, I want it to be because you're kicking them in the balls. And for God's sake, please don't rely on Wesley "The Lunatic of Kosovo" Clark to do it for you.
Have a nice weekend, everybody.