Karl and Christ
It's a special moment. Only there's a leeeetle problem with this devotional invocation: "Anyone that's had two or three conversations with Karl knows that he's agnostic," said James Moore, co-author with Wayne Slater of Rove biographies The Architect and Bush's Brain. "He told Bill Israel when they taught a class together at UT, 'I wish I could believe, but I cannot,' which is a very standard response for an intellectual person like Karl. Yet yesterday, in another of his manifest moments of hypocrisy, he's getting all emotional in invoking the Almighty."
Rove has modeled much of his career on Lee Atwater, the near-legendary Republican fixer who had a deathbed repentance and literally phoned dozens of his old political enemies to plead for their forgiveness. But Moore's unconvinced: "Maybe this is a guy cramming for final exams, and he's hoping for religious atonement. But I doubt that."
Posted Wednesday, Aug. 15, to Chronic; read more at austinchronicle.com/chronic.