Earlier this month, Karl Rove repeatedly argued that Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine (D) would not be “capable” of being Vice President. He complained that “he’s been a governor for three years” and said Kaine was mayor of only the “the 105th largest city in America,” referring to Kaine’s tenure as mayor of Richmond, VA. “It’s not a big town,” he quipped.
Yesterday, however, Rove argued just the opposite with regard to Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R). He explained on Fox News that Palin was a good choice as McCain’s vice presidential nominee because she was “mayor of the second largest
city in Alaska
Kaine was indeed mayor of the ‘the 105th largest city in America.’ While there, he governed nearly 200,000 people and managed a bureaucracy of over 8,000 employees. By contrast, Palin was mayor of Wasilla, AK, a town of just over 8,000 people that currently employs just over 100 individuals and — contrary to Rove’s claim — didn’t even make it into the 10 largest cities in AK while she was mayor.
NOTE: Keep in mind that this misinformation is the eventual firewall that will protect Palin later in the V.P debates and of legitimate criticism or gaffs later on.
Saturday, August 30, 2008
Rove's Control Over Low Information Fox News Viewers Continues With VP Palin Pick
As I mentioned in a previous story on V.P. pick Sarah Palin, experience is now not an issue, due to a long list of repeated talking points and intimidation, in the "down the rabbit hole" world of conservatism. To prove that point again, Thinkprogress.org posted this extraordinary example:
Posted by John Peterson, Democurmudgeon at 8/30/2008 10:15:00 AM