Axelrod Zings Rove, For Old Time's Sake

After the friendly transfer of power from the worst president ever to our Hope King, Bush folk fell back into the old habits, telling reporters that Obama hates America and will cause all the terrorism.

David Axelrod isn't having it.

Dick Cheney said pretty much outright that Obama's crazy plan to stop violating the basic principles of our democracy by holding a bunch of uncharged people in an offshore military prison indefinitely would lead to ten million more 9/11s.

Andy Card got somehow more dickish by going smaller with his little dig: Obama didn't wear a jacket in the Oval Office and so therefore he has no respect for the office of the president. That is just some business school bullshit, as every single president ever has worn whatever the hell they want to their own office, which is in their house, after all.

And finally Karl Rove wrote a little editorial about how Obama didn't know how the fix the economy (the economy that his administration broke) and the congressional Republicans were all heroes for vowing to do nothing but cut some more taxes while wailing about the fucking deficit.

So David Axelrod, Obama's campaign narrative guru and current "senior advisor" had a little interview with the Washington Post and said he was "disappointed" by Cheney and "surprised" by Card. But Rove, Rove got the best response of all!

Of Rove's criticism of Obama's economic stimulus plan, Axelrod said: "The last thing that I think we are looking for at this juncture is advice on fiscal integrity or ethics from Karl Rove — anyone who's read the newspapers for the last eight years would laugh at that."

Burn. Except of course that no one has read the newspapers over the last eight years, doesn't David Axelrod read the newspapers?