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Something We CAN Do…

blueamerica-banner-1.gifWant to know something we can all do to make Rove’s “retirement” a little less relaxing?  Lou Dubose at Salon just gave me a great idea:

It appears that it’s over. As Rove returns to the Hill Country home in Texas he and his wife, Darby, bought and refurbished, the party in which he invested his energy, if not his soul, is divided among social and economic conservatives. Even Texas Sen. John Cornyn, a one-time moderate who drank the Kool-Aid with the Christians in the Texas Republican Party, is in trouble with the state’s voters. Cornyn, like Bush, was a creation of Karl Rove. Maybe Rove can save a Senate seat, if not his soul, by quietly throwing in with Cornyn’s campaign, after he settles back down in the state where it all began.

Rove can save his soul by getting John Cornyn re-elected to the Senate?  Beyond the obvious hyperbole in that sentiment, let me just say this:  

Not.  On.  Our.  Watch. 

We just had a great candidate on for Blue America who is running to replace John “Box Turtle” Cornyn as the next Senator of Texas. In case you missed him on Saturday, Rick Noriega had a fantastic chat with everyone at Blue America — and it is well worth a read through the comments to see why Howie is so excited about his candidacy. 

So, here’s my idea:  What do you say we all chip in a bit to help Rick do just that?   And if you have a few extra bucks, feel free to check out our other fine Blue America candidates for the 2008 election.  Because, really, a legacy of failure for Rove is a terrible thing to waste, isn’t it?  Rove himself said he’s a good fundraising incentive for Democrats who think he’s besmirched the government, and you know how I hate to disappoint Uncle Karl. 

Let’s just call it a “housewarming gift for the Turdblossom,” shall we…

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Christy Hardin Smith

Christy Hardin Smith

Christy is a "recovering" attorney, who earned her undergraduate degree at Smith College, in American Studies and Government, concentrating in American Foreign Policy. She then went on to graduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania in the field of political science and international relations/security studies, before attending law school at the College of Law at West Virginia University, where she was Associate Editor of the Law Review. Christy was a partner in her own firm for several years, where she practiced in a number of areas including criminal defense, child abuse and neglect representation, domestic law, civil litigation, and she was an attorney for a small municipality, before switching hats to become a state prosecutor. Christy has extensive trial experience, and has worked for years both in and out of the court system to improve the lives of at risk children.

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