Karl Rove is the creator of nasty politics, the driving force behind the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, and should be on the run for his failure to answer subpoenas from the House Judiciary Committee relating to its investigation of political influence on the hiring and firing of prosecutors.
But Rove is still around, and CNN reports he had this to say about John McCain's campaign ads: "Former Bush adviser Karl Rove said Sunday that Sen. John McCain had gone "one step too far" in some of his recent ads attacking Sen. Barack Obama..."They ought to -- there ought to be an adult who says, 'Do we really need to go that far in this ad? Don't we make our point and won't we get broader acceptance and deny the opposition an opportunity to attack us if we don't include that one little last tweak in the ad?' " he said.
The Obama campaign was delighted to hear Rove's opinion: "In case anyone was still wondering whether John McCain is running the sleaziest, most dishonest campaign in history, today Karl Rove -- the man who held the previous record -- said McCain's ads have gone too far," said campaign spokesman Tommy Vietor, in a statement sent to reporters minutes after Rove's on-air comments.
Here is Jon Stewart on Rove's and Republican hypocrisy: