Greta Van Sustern lost control of the narrative tonight on her Fox show, as Karl Rove got in shot after shot to Greta’s BFF Sarah Palin (Greta’s husband is the unofficial man behind SarahPAC). Rove served an ace with his numerous references to Sarah Palin’s thin skin. Thin skin does not a Presidential candidate make.
Watch courtesy of Mediate and notice how Rove just keeps serving up his ace, because he knows it’s unreturnable:
“I’m mystified,” he admitted, “that she’s all upset about this, that I’m somehow trying to sabotage her campaign, sabotage her in some way, and how dare I speculate on her future.” Rove also responded angrily that “if she doesn’t want to be speculated about as a potential presidential candidate, there’s an easy way to end the speculation,” yet whenever the issue comes up, “she says ‘I haven’t made a decision.” Rove concluded adding a jab at Palin’s lust for attention, calling it a “sign of enormous thin skin that if we speculate about her, she gets upset, and I suspect that if we didn’t speculate about her, she’d be upset about it and trying to find a way to get us to speculate about her.”
I’m surprised Rove is not aware of the long list of things we are not allowed to talk about regarding Sarah Palin, lest we tread on her 1st amendment rights. Perhaps her people can send him a list (Karl: note the bendy straws). The list of critics Palin has had silenced is too long to enumerate. Suffice it to say, former Republican allies call her a “sociopath”, a “snake”, and claim she threw them under the bus as she climbed her way up — one bumpit at a time. The tell-all books are just the first clue. The frightened silences in Wasilla, the refusal to answer questions — time and time again reporters come back from Wasilla saying they’ve never seen anything like it.
Greta struggled to get things on course, but in truth, she had to have known what was coming. Rove v Palin has been going on for several years now, with Rove playing the establishment Republican and Palin using him to come off like an outsider (a must have of her phony narrative: Hockey Mom Goes to DC). The only time I’ve ever enjoyed Sarah Palin is when she’s getting under Karl Rove’s skin, but tonight was no such night.
Rove finished her off without breaking a sweat. After all, when it comes to thin skin, the infamous-for-his-thuggery-to-congress Rove knows of what he speaks. The man did work with George W Bush, after all. The really good times will come if she does announce; we will see what dark whispers Rove has in store for the Tea Party candidate who can not get elected.
On the other hand, if there’s one thing Sarah Palin understands, it’s thuggery. I’d wager that she can give Rove a run for his money in the bullying department, but Palin has never fought in front; she uses her prayer warriors to attack from the rear. But I hear Rove has an entire section on his resume specifically detailing his adroitness at handling true believers.
Oh, gee, the Republican Party. It used to be the Party of grown ups. Now it’s the Party of Karl Rove and Sarah Palin, both contributors to the PR arm of the Republican Party, also known as Fox News. This is one of their Presidential possibles, the best and the brightest the GOP has to offer?
My how the mighty have fallen.