"Our Karl Rove is the blog you should be glad that Democratic strategists don't seem to listen to"
-- what they're saying on Republican blogs

Monday, August 13, 2007

Press Release: Karl Rove Resigns; Our Karl Rove Reigns

Everyone,

While removing an "s" does transform "resigns" into "reigns", there's much more than a single letter that separates Karl Rove from Our Karl Rove's respective futures.

Our Karl Rove was actually never intended to be a doppelgänger of Karl Rove specifically. The idea was to take a firebrand figure that represented Republican political success (i.e., Karl Rove) and utilize that energy to improve the fortunes of the Democrats. In fact, Our Karl Rove actually provides services and insights closer to Frank Luntz (in conjunction with the likes of Andrew Card and Karen Hughes) than Karl Rove.

No matter -- the Our Karl Rove brand has provided the author of this blog with the right audience to enunciate strategic framing, messaging, and communications recommendations for the Democrats. Leveraging Karl Rove's identity piqued interest enough to get people's attention in a veritable sea of progressive and liberal blogs. And I expect it will continue to do so in the future. From this perspective, Our Karl Rove has thus far been a success -- which is more than Karl Rove can claim for his supposed permanent Republican majority project.

In fact, while Karl Rove clearly has had more impact to date (much to our country's -- and the world's -- collective chagrin), Our Karl Rove has been more successful in its mission to date.

In response to the inevitable question, "Will there be a name change for Our Karl Rove based on Karl Rove's departure?"...you'll have to stop by regularly to find out. I will say this: One of the many things that both Our Karl Rove and Karl Rove agree on is that "from a marketing point of view, you don't introduce new products in August." In the meantime, I suggest subscribing to the mailing list to ensure that you continue to gain political messaging and insights that you can find nowhere else, and be a part of the blog and its evolution.

Sing it with me: Now that Karl Rove has left the scene, only Our Karl Rove reigns supreme.

6 comments:

The Religious Left said...

HOLY &^%$#@!!

This is the first I am hearing of this ASTOUNDING news. I think it is high time that such appointments to the Executive Branch of OUR government be given more scrutiny and more accountability is demanded of such unelected persons who shape and drive public policy. Serving at the request of the President is supposed to be in line with serving at the request of the American people, not serving at the request of corporate oligarchies. Halleliuah!!!

Now, DOWN WITH CHENEY, THE DARK LORD OF THE SITH!!!!

Anonymous said...

Pssst! "To date" should not be hyphenated.

Jon said...

Thanks anon. Fixed.

Joshua said...

there's much more than a single letter that separates Karl Rove from Our Karl Rove

Well, of course. There are three. Heck, one of them's capitalized! :)

I'm amused (and slightly flattered, I admit) to note that I'm quoted on your "About" page. It's not like any politicians or other opinion leaders in this context know who I am, and I don't normally think of myself as a source of sound bites.

Anyway, I look forward to seeing where you go with this.

Jon said...

Josh,

Thanks for the editorial tip. I've fixed the opening line to reflect what I meant to say... the 's' separates the two different persona's futures...

BigAssBelle said...

i was singing singing SINGING with joy when i hear about the dark satan leaving the whitehouse.

i thought immediately of you, jon, toiling along providing wisdom and intelligence to the dems.

it is my hope that since you are now REIGNING supreme you will be heard on an even wider scale.

yay! isn't it marvelous???