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Did Rove quit now because frequent White House guest Jeff Gannon's book is coming out in September?

Is this must-read from Boing Boing too true to be good?

Warning: What follows over the fold is not, not, NOT work safe, and in the interests of cranial integrity, I advise you to read no further.

Will Doctor Freud please pick up with white courtesy phone?

Could there have been some sort of tragically twisted...

(Louie Rove, Piercing Fans International Quarterly cover boy)

(Karl Rove, with charisma-exuding father figure)

("Jeff Gannon")

... going on in Karl Rove's twisted, grub-like soul?

It would be irresponsible not to speculate.

I grew up in such an innocent time. I had no idea what a "frenum ladder" was until just now. Fancy Karl Rove's dad being a subject matter expert!

File under Is this why Rove left? After all, as alert reader intranets reminds us, frequent White House vistor "Jeff Gannon"'s book is coming out in September.

NOTE Helmet tip to General JC Christian. I join with the General in praying that the late Louie Rove's cock ring is returned to his family.

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you should really, really remember that WASP thing about "understatement."

btw it is very difficult to type whilst curled up in a ball in a fallen-over-backwards chair and groping around looking for the eyewash/brainbleach. The new kitten on the other hand finds it very amusing.

Bet you have a call from "Gannon"s publisher withing the hour asking your rates to do his cover art though... :)

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Not Safe For Work. Used to describe Internet content generally inappropriate for the typical workplace, i.e., would not be acceptable in the presence of your boss and colleagues (as opposed to SFW, Safe For Work).

Sorry for any inadvertent offense, but there's no text/pictures distinction in NSFW. Indeed, pictures tend to be less NSFW than text, because they can be seen from farther away.

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Which is worse depends on the filenames of the images. When I was stuck inside a corporate firewall (as a university employee not paid by that corporation) they logged every url, not just pages but filenames of each image on those pages, then threw a list of words against the millions of lines each day. Images with innocuous filenames (such as 1175879348_7a3fc51b17.jpg here) would have been safer than keywords in the text.

Yes, as ecologists we f@cked with them: "Sex and the single cell" about recombination in bacteria, lots of wildlife sites with taget words, etc.. Our IT guy had fun the week he met with the corporate IT folks armed with hard copies of the first pages of legit urls that would be flagged that we provided him.

Now, corporations have even less senses of humor and better tools than grepping log files.

Submitted by lambert on

... is file name "1175879348_7a3fc5/12661b17.jpg" so I think corporate IT will be, if not happy, at least not unhappy.

Excellent point. I've been away from the cubes too long, I guess.

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[When Ted gets his genitals stuck in the zippers]

Charlie Jensen: Is it the frank or the beans?

Ted: I don't know, both I guess.

Warren: [from outside] Franks and Beans! Franks and Beans!

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i'm trying so hard to work in a joke about camels here...

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Submitted by intranets on

I know this is in books, but really, this needs to be discussed more by the MSM... I mean it goes to the heart (or lack thereof) of the matter.


Rove was born the second of three children in Denver, Colorado, and later raised in Sparks, Nevada. His biological father abandoned the family early on and his mother remarried. His new adoptive father, Louis Claude Rove Jr., was a mineral geologist, and his mother, Reba Wood, was a gift shop manager.

Rove's father Louis (not biological) travels extensively for work and the family moves around frequently. It is later revealed that Louis is gay and posterboy for body mod.

In Rove's first year of college, his parents divorce. Rove learns that his dad is not biological father.

At age 26 Rove joins "W" is Texas as a fundraiser boy genius.

Shortly thereafter marries a Houston socialite and divorces a year or two later.

About age 31, Rove's mother commits suicide alone in Reno.

About age 36, Rove marries Darby, a graphic designer who works for his company.

About age 52, JG shows up on the Whitehouse lawn.

Age 57, Rove retires from job as Bush's Brain.

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Submitted by Tinfoil Hat Boy on

Moving the ball forward:

As a helpful companion piece to the McClatchy article from yesterday, the Washington Post moves the ball forward today on Rove & Co.'s legally dubious, partisan political briefings, with an informative front-page piece.

Or try asset deployment:

...the Post explained that Rove established an "asset deployment" team in the White House...

How about Tip of the whole effort:

What we are seeing is the tip of a whole effort to make the federal government a subsidiary of the Republican Party.

"A small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead

Submitted by lambert on

Thanks for that, THB. I think.

Does Josh know about this? It's the sort of thing he'd like, I think. Or not.

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Could it be Congress has tipped Rove off that they are going into the illegal use of federal programs for GOP campaigns? It's something I've wondered and there are plenty of Leahy/Waxman subpoenas going around.

I mean aside from DOJ, they were doing, How Do We Help Elect Repub powerpoint mtgs in all branches of federal, including Rove presentations. And look at PSN for local "press release" friendly campaign stops. Probably HUD, EPA, everything geared up towards elections. Like converting Texas into permanent majorities, the plan was to use Norquist bathtub to drown the Dems.

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(All the Rove political access team details)


Here's more from Gannon possibilities around the blogocube.

whoron27(Q) do you believe that the departure of Rove is in any way related to the White House "sleepovers" of Jeff Gannon, aka, James Guckert?

johnmarelius(A) There's considerable speculation that it has something to do with the Libby investigation, but that's a new conspiracy theory. Quite frankly, it's entirely possible that there's less to this than meets the eye. It's quite common for administrations to have a lot of turnover late in their second terms as people understandably start thinking about what they want to do with the rest of their lives. Working in the White House is an all-consuming job which can be very hard on people and their families. People I know who've worked in the White House all seem to have the attitude that they wouldn't have missed the experience for anything in the world and they would never do it again.

Here are theories that listeners already came up with this morning on our show.

a. DC Madam. He's on the list. The only thing that gets you thrown out of this administration is a sex scandal. Everything else is kosher, so it must have been sex.

b. The publisher of Hustler, Larry Flynt, promised there would be another big name on his list of Republican politicians who were caught having sexual indiscretions.

c. Jeff Gannon. This is the fake reporter that the White House used to plant favorable questions during press conferences at the White House (which by the way is completely outrageous and they completely got away with -- as usual). He also happened to be a gay, male prostitute (of course). He was on record as entering the White House on dozens of occasions where there were no press briefings. What was he doing there? Was he seeing someone at the White House?

I think all of these except 6(c) are plausible. Even though I am an evil, Bush-hater, I still think the top two possibilities are very real. But the fact that they came out with the story on a Monday, it was so sudden and unexpected and that they had no good excuse other than the usual family nonsense makes me think something is up. So, until there's a real answer, we'll get to keep speculating.

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Just had to say it.


We. Are. Going. To. Die. We must restore hope in the world. We must bring forth a new way of living that can sustain the world. Or else it is not just us who will die but everyone. What have we got to lose? Go forth and Fight!—Xan