More Fun Karl Rove Lies:
When Karl Rove, a man who looks like that creepy bald Nazi who melts at the end of Raiders of the Lost Ark, was speaking before students at Troy University in Alabama, he had no speech and just took questions from the 800 gathered there for about an hour so they might learn the accumulated wisdom of a man whose life had been devoted to the propagation of the kind of vile depravity that'd give Vlad the Impaler a woody.

Of course Rove was asked about his role in the firings of U.S. attorneys. Of course Rove lied about it.

But lying is to Karl Rove as Astroglide is to Matt Sanchez's well-used anus. And Rovean lies were in abundance for the good journalism students of Troy. Here's Rove on one attorney firing (or forced resignation): "The U.S. attorney in Arizona said he would not ask for the death penalty. The administration has a policy of, where appropriate, asking for the death penalty."

Sounds reasonable. Problem is, of course, that it's not really, you know, all that true. Here's what was said back in February about why Paul Charlton left office in January: Charlton "pursued the death penalty in some cases. But his insistence on determining whether to push for capital punishment on a case-by-case basis clashed on at least two instances with a Justice Department effort to centralize decisions nationally and to seek the death penalty in a uniform way." See, the Justice Department has sought to strip power from the individual U.S. Attorney offices around the country and centralize it in D.C. Or, more clearly, in the executive branch.

And, of course, Rove continued to lie about California's Carol Lam, who turned Duke Cunningham into a man worth two packs of cigarettes and dibs on the new weight bench. Apparently, despite the fact that she devoted half the resources of her office to prosecuting immigration cases, Rove could say with a straight (if doughy) face, "She would not commit resources to prosecute immigration offenses."

Rove also went on the attack about new media outlets, like blogs and YouTube, but what he said actually sounded like he was writing his own epitaph. See, everyone wants more content, and, Rove said, "The tyranny of this chase for more and newer is encouraging people to cover things that would normally draw little or no attention." Like, you know, the Machiavellian machinations of a toad-like man hunching in the shadow of a president.

But Rove deferred to the judgment of the people when it comes to such manipulations: "The masses are not asses, they will figure it out. You can underestimate their interest, but if you underestimate their intelligence, you're making a big mistake."

That's what should be engraved on Rove's political tombstone. Or on a sign nailed to the wall of his prison cell.