Guess Rove Was Busy: Bush Calls on Swiftboat Architects to Get Roberts In

Karl Rove must be tied up with other matters. Instead of using Karl’s strategic acumen, Bush is calling on other slimeballs to help get his homie, John Roberts, approved for the Supreme Court. But as usual, he came down to Jeb Country to do the dirty work.

Palm Beach Post:

A law firm headed by the former chairman of the Florida GOP is part of an $18 million campaign blitz supporting U.S. Supreme Court nominee John Roberts and backed by the conservative group that underwrote the anti-John Kerry “Swiftboat Veterans for Truth” ads last year.

The Tew Cardenas firm, with offices in Tallahassee, Miami and Washington, is promoting President Bush’s judicial nominee in Florida as part of a 20-state strategy in which the conservative nonprofit organization Progress for America already has begun airing television and radio ads…

Law firm partner Al Cardenas was chairman of the Republican Party of Florida during the protracted 2000 Florida presidential dispute and also served as the state chairman for Bush’s reelection campaign last year.

There are some really deep pockets here, as you might expect.

…Progress for America pledged in June to spend $700,000 defending Bush’s nominee.

It has spent more than $50 million “promoting President Bush’s agenda,” according to its Web site, and most recently spent more than $11 million defending the president’s Social Security reforms.

Well, that was $11 million down the drain.

And the usual suspects strike again.

One of Progress for America’s “sources” supporting Roberts’ confirmation is Ken Connor, the founder of the Christian-based Family Research Council who represented Gov. Bush in his fight to keep Terri Schiavo on life support.

Can’t these people just crawl off somewhere and expire?

Whoops. Look who I’m talking about.

Anyway, it sounds like they’re trying to use the fear factor on their donors to raise even more.

“I fear that, based on the early skirmishes we’ve seen and heard from leaders from the other side, it appears to me that this could turn out to be a free-for-all that could end up demeaning something that has as much sanctity to the United States as the Supreme Court,” Cardenas said. “It’s not going to be an easy time for Mr. Roberts and his family, for sure.”

Stop it, I’m getting all teary-eyed.


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