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Monday, August 20, 2007

Karl Rove for anchor

Now that presidential senior adviser Karl Rove has left the White House, speculation heightens among those who care about what he'll do now.

Simple. He should replace Bob Schieffer as the host of CBS News' Sunday news program Face the Nation. Or how about him replacing Tim Russert as moderator of NBC's Meet the Press.

Or more to the point, he should boot George Stephanopoulos off ABC's This Week.

This would produce howls of protest from Democrats. How can you make President George W. Bush's biggest insider the host of a major news program? What about bias? They'd go berzerk.

And well they should. No one can fairly make the transition from top White House operative to host of a network news shows. They were right when they vehemently protested ABC's decision to make Stephanopoulos host of This Week. Stephanopoulos, you'll recall, was a senior political adviser to the former President Bill Clinton's first White House run and later became Clinton's communications direct.

What's that you say? They didn't protest? Oh. So I guess that they wouldn't mind if a major network would do Rove the same kind of favor. Or that they wouldn't hoot when he shows up on Fox News.

Sure they would

1 comment:

Louis Kaye said...

"Or more to the point, he should boot George Stephanopoulos off ABC's This Week. This would produce howls of protest from Democrats."

Huh? Stephanopoulos has repeatedly backstabbed Democrats. He's a chameleon. At least with Rove, you know where he stands.