Written by Chet Tuesday, 18 August 2009 Bismarck, North Dakota’s finest daily newspaper, “The Bismarck Tribune” ran a full page ad on Sunday.Â It’s all of Sunday’s page 3A.Â The ad is a promotion forthe Norsk HÃ¸stfest, an annual Minot, North Dakota, celebration of bland Northern European foods, bright red sweater vests, blonde hair and smoking cigarettes while cross-country skiing.Â The HÃ¸stfest organizers apparently started giving out a “Scandinavian-American Hall of Fame” award 25 years ago.Â Three to five people receive the award every year and, uff da, there have been a few winners.
You probably aren’t able to read the print next to Karl Rove’s photo, so I’ll give it to you here:
Rove served as Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to President George W. Bush.Â He is a Fox TV News contributor and a journalist for both the Wall Street Journal and Newsweek magazine.Â Raised in a Norwegian home, Rove was featured in the Sons of Norway Viking magazine as “one of the most prominent Norwegian-American Statesman in the United States.”Â Rove and wife, Darby, have one son.
Bismarck Tribune Ad
If you vomited just a little as you read that — not a lot, but just enough so you can taste it in the back of your mouth — don’t worry; you’re not alone. Â Many others had the same experience.
I got to thinking about it and asked myself, “Is Rove really ‘one of the most prominent Norwegian-American Statesmen in the United States’?”Â “Statesman”?!?Â Is Karl Rove a “statesman” at all?!?Â No.
Karl Rove is a hatchet man, not a statesman.Â If you don’t know about Karl Rove’s past, that’s your fault.Â (Just readÂ his Wikipedia page for a summary.)Â Significantly, Rove was the genius behind the slanderous push poll in South Carolina, in which people were asked “Would you be more likely or less likely to vote for John McCain for president if you knew he had fathered an illegitimate black child?”
Put quite simply, though, Karl Rove can be credited with being one of the most divisive, destructive, partisan, abusive, scandalous-if-not-criminal political hacks of all time.Â Rove is the kind of guy who will likely find himself on his death bed — much like his predecessorÂ Lee Atwater — begging for forgiveness for all the harm he’s caused innocent people through lies and smear tactics.Â This is the guy being inducted into the Scandinavian-American Hall of Fame next month in North Dakota.
The ad makes me wonder whether the Norwegian’s have ever given a “Hall of Fame” award to VidkunÂ Quisling.Â He was a prominent Norwegian politician back in the late 1930s and early 1940s.Â Hmmm.Â I’ll look into that.
Karl Rove will be lucky if he isn’t indicted before being inducted.
So who do you suppose is going to be presenting Rove with the award?
SATAN? Nah, he does not exist.
This year, one award recipient is Karl “Turd Blossom” Rove.