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Karl Rove’s Endorsement “Not Worth Snot”

Karl Rove, otherwise known as "Turd Blossom," was overheard on a conference call today equating Governor Palin’s "endorsement" of Newt Gingrich to nasal mucus. In a piece titled "Rove: Palin Endorsement “Not Worth Snot” For Gingrich," Zeke Miller wrote:

Karl Rove mockingly dismissed the value of Sarah and Todd Palin’s endorsements on a private conference call today, noting that their backing of Newt Gingrich in Alaska "demonstrated that endorsements don’t mean snot."

Is it possible that the overrated "architect" meant to say that no endorsement is "worth snot?" Perhaps, but why use the Palins as an example? If he didn’t have a history of taking cheap-shots at Governor Palin, I would give him the benefit of the doubt. But he does, so I won’t.

Governor Palin NEVER gave a full GOP primary endorsement to Newt Gingrich. Her husband did, but she did not. She never helped Gingrich campaign, she never attended rallies, nor did she do any fundraising or record any robocalls. She only released the name of who she was going to vote for, AFTER she had already voted for him. Also, that was after most Alaskans had already voted, so what kind of effect could she have truly had?

Alaska also has a ‘closed primary’ for Republicans, who only make up roughly 26.8% of an entire population, which isn’t very large to begin with. Governor Palin made the statement a few hours before the polls closed. So, what percentage of the 26.8% of Alaskans waited until the evening to vote, and how many of them watched FOX before voting? My point here is that Governor Palin didn’t "endorse" Gingrich, she openly voted for him and didn’t do so until it would have virtually no effect on the outcome in her home state.

What is sort of funny about all of this is that back in 2010, Governor Palin endorsed (and campaigned for) Rick Perry in Rove’s home state of Texas. At that time, Rove endorsed Kay Bailey Hutchison. We all know how that turned out. Apparently, it’s Karl Rove’s endorsement that isn’t worth snot.

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  • MaMcGriz


    I wasn’t ready for that one!!

    A picture of Karl Rove as his true self.

    • Lynda

      I am so tired of all this … I think Rove knows this is last election…had governor Palin endorsed Newt …campaigned for he would not be coming in 3-4 each time….Rove knows that. I STAND WITH SARAH

  • irishcoins

    Palin is not endorsing anyone except herself.

    • Mountain

      She would, if anyone decent were available—-but no one else has the COURAGE.
      (So, it’s not that she’s self-absorbed; like the rest of us, she has no one else!!)

      * Tap, tap!*  
      Sarah Palin, you’re IT! 

      RUN!—-because you’re the only one who can BEAT Obama!

      • BrianusBerkleianus

        COURAGE ….

        COURAGE …

        COURAGE …

        Today, today in America we spell this word …

        NOT, C-O-U-R-A-G-E

        No, we spell it:


        A sword from Berkeley, Calfornia for SarahAmerica!!!

        DEO VOLENTE, SARAH 2012!!!!

  • Lakerfanalways

    Tokyo Rove is just upset that Sarah won’t kiss his butt Buddy Romney’s ass just like the rest of the establishment has..what a bitter bitter little troll he is

  • BrianusBerkleianus

    (Since this is a Karl Rove thread, I present here an excerpt from a post I made in October, 2010 about Karl and "gravitas"!!)
    From October, 2010:
    For this morning, I have just a bit to say about Mr. Karl Rove’s questioning of Sarah’s gravitas the other day.
    Mr. Rove, you questioned Sarah’s gravitas to hold the highest office in the land.  What does gravitas mean, literally?  It means “weightiness”: It is the weight of dignity and of majesty, the weight that tips the scales of combat to victory in the times that try the timber and mettle of the souls of men and of women and of nations.  Its opposite is levitas, “lightness,” unsubstantiality. 
    In my view, to these veteran eyes of Berkeley, California that have seen and observed and pondered and reflected on many things through the turning and twisting and winding of the long, fateful years, it seems that there has rarely, if ever, been a more weighty figure in the life of America than Sarah Palin of Alaska.
    Was she not filled with the majesty and weight of gravitas when, almost alone, she shattered the advance of obama’s “health-care” plans with the force and power of her truth-telling persona, and especially by the crucial coining of the brief yet all-expressive phrase “death panels”?
    Was she not filled with the majesty and weight of gravitas when, almost alone, she rallied to the support of Constitutional conservative candidates up and down and across the beauteous length and breadth of this land of ours?
    Was she not filled with the majesty and weight of gravitas when, almost alone, she lifted up and encouraged  the spirits of Americans who had almost despaired that the United States could be dragged back from the abyss of statism to which obama and his “czars” and his minions were dragging her?
    Was she not filled with the majesty and weight of gravitas when, almost alone, she fearlessly exposed obama, the “man behind the curtain,” the “Wizard of OS (OverSpending)” by fearlessly and gallantly challenging and confronting him, time after time after time? 
    Was she not filled with the majesty and weight of gravitas when, almost alone, she stood up to the “anointed one,” and brought down, yet again, the obloquy and fury of the Left by telling the simple truth about him and his lack of cojones?
    Was she not filled with the majesty and weight of gravitas when, almost alone, she gave all patriots hope that America was not forever lost?
    IS she not filled with the majesty and weight of gravitas as, almost alone, nay I shall say all alone, she goes about restoring simple faith and joy and happiness to the hearts and spirits of so many millions of Americans, not only by what she has done, said, written, and decided, but even more by just BEING WHO SHE IS: A lovely Northern Light from Alaska, a model and exemplar of the finest and best and noblest of America, whom we can treasure, imitate, revere, and love?
    Mr. Rove, if this is not gravitas, then I know not where, in all the wide world, I shall find it!!

    • blackbird

      Excellent Brian, simply excellent. Thanks for re-posting.

      • BrianusBerkleianus

        You are most welcome, blackbird!!

    • CTmom2

      This is beautiful, Brianus.  Thank you for the explanation of gravitas, as well as offering such fine examples of it which characterizes Sarah.  Run, Sarah Run.

      • BrianusBerkleianus

        You are most welcome, CTmom!!

        God bless you and yours.

        Run, Sarah, Run!!!

    • Banda31

      You know something Brianus? Never have I heard Governor Palin say anything derogatory about Pres. Bush 43 since she appeared on the scene in 2008. When anyone of the reporters etc try to get her to say something bad against Pres. Bush for the state of the terrible economy or anything else, all she says is that "we are not looking back, we are looking forward". Yet still, Bush’s Chief of Staff, Karl Rove says are all sorts of derogatory things about Sarah, it’s as if he has some type of "axe to grind" against her. Methinks he fears her intelligence, the power she has to sway people and of course her exciting persona. Also the fact that she has never consulted with him, has never sought out his "vast" experience or dare I say it? his "Gravitas. Aftter all he is The Architect""

      • BrianusBerkleianus

        Well-stated, Banda!!

        People like Rove, IMV, are filled with two things: Pride and Fear!!

        Sarah has: Humility and Guts!!

        God bless.

      • Kino24

        She a threat to the next Bush they are pushing for Prez – Jeb.  That’s the primary reason why the "Bush troops" and the establishment they control have tried to destroy her since her appearance on the national scene 4 years ago.  I still believe that there is a possibility that the support for Romney is to assure an opening for Jeb in 2016.  They know he can’t win unless Obama or the economy hit a slippery spot before the election.

    • AmsterdamExpat

      Thank you, Brianus, for sharing that again — I had not seen it the first time.

      • BrianusBerkleianus

        You are most welcome, Amsterdam!!

    • RebinTexas

       An excellent piece – you speak so well for ALL of US………We The People and especially for the many many supporters of and  believers in Sarah! Thank you…..

      • BrianusBerkleianus

        You are most welcome, Reb!!!

    • parigger

      Wow very impressive , Brian . Your writing and our Sarah . You understand that we all share , I hope . Winston said never ever ever give up on any point big or small . Or something like that , so with that in mind……..Palin 2012

      • BrianusBerkleianus

        Thank you, parigger, and God bless!!

        Palin 2012!!

    • otto

      Karl Rove is a sneak. When he disparaged Sarah Palin in Europe,and they all jumped on the band wagon over there i wrote the punk a note of what i thought of his games. He wrote back that he was not an advocate for anybody. Baloney. He knows just how to stir the pot. Mr. Big is a skunk.

  • blueniner

    Me thinks Karl Rove has been eating too much Ludifisk………..

    • Guest

      It’s "Lutefisk" (Lyefish e.g. fish stored in lye for a long time then re-watered again) and no, you don’t want to eat it.. LOL ;p

      • blueniner

        I spelled it like I thought it sounded, I was too lazy to look it up, I had relatives that use to prepare it, but many didnt like it. Karl Rove is Norwegian, boo hoo….LOL…..

  • Dagobomb

    Comparing how all the people Sarah endorsed in 2010 with those endorsed by him, Rove got handed the back of his lap on a paper plate. It should be explained to him in as many one syllable words as possible that trying not to lose is not the same as trying to win.

  • alien4palin

    What a small, petty and snotty person!!! Wonder will never cease!!!

  • Guest

    Gov. Palin is Tokyo Rove’s worst nightmare…Hehe….


  • blackbird

    Excellent post Stacy thanks.

  • HerneTheHunter

    Maybe if the Guv’ started appearing on TV with a white chalkboard her endorsement would be worth snot. /

  • exodus2011

    you nailed it Stacey

    Rove/Bush/Cheney backed Kay B-H against Rick Perry in TX 2010

    Gov Palin came to town and SANK THEIR LADY, and they didn’t like it


    Governor Palin aint impressed with you or your record Tokyo Rove, and neither are WE

    Keep it up, O Hovering One, O Threatening One!

    we back you up ALL THE WAY

    High Five!


  • colliemum

    Leaving aside for a second that this disgusting remark was aimed at Sarah, this illustrates nicely the mindset and worldview of the GOPe bigwigs.

    It shows that they disdain anybody who isn’t inside their hallowed circle, and these political dinosaurs probably used language like this when they were still running things from smoke-filled back rooms behind closed doors.
    Their model woman is probably someone like Babsie Bush, who leaves the boys to speak their dirty language, provided they speak politely at the dinner table – and who haul down and lambast any woman with their own choice expressions if they dare to go against the status quo established by the Bushes.

    They feel so secure in this world that they don’t mind if it gets out into the wide world through modern technology. After all – it has worked for them very well, until now, hasn’t it!

    These are the people who facilitated Obama’s election,and who do all they can to keep him for a second term, just because they can and because an Obama is not threatening their own power.
    Love for the country? What country? The powerful are only loyal to themselves, doesn’t matter what political label they wear on the outside.

    • BrianusBerkleianus

      Thanks, colliemum.

      It is a "hallowed circle" within which these frauds "live and breathe and have their being." 

      And it is also a "hollow crown" ("Richard II") that these pretenders to power are wearing.

      May the Lord give the HALLOWED "CROWN" of the awesome powers and "scepter" of the US Presidency to one who …

      In her humility …

      In her good sense …

      In her love of ordinary people, men, women, and children …

      in her love of country …

      Will not abuse those majestic powers, but rather will wield them to the good and the succor and the exaltation of America and of the world!!

      • colliemum

        Thank you, and good morning, Sir Brianus!

        I so agree – and would venture to add that the one you describe above shows all you describe because, in her prayers, she is still telling Him that she is not worthy, perhaps even, since this is Lent, she asks Him the same questions Our Lord asked that night in the Garden of Gethsemane.

        What makes me think this?
        It’s because she did not grab at the hollow crown when the opportunity first arose, but prayed and told us on 10/5 her decision.
        It’s because she knows the thorns and and weeds which will lay on this way, the snares and traps which will be put in her path, the filth, smut and plain meanness which will be poured not just over her but over her family and her younger, innocent children.
        She knows this is not a cup of glory which is on offer, she knows this is a cup full of bitterness.

        That’s why I think she is still praying. 
        In the end, she, as must we all, will come to say "Thy will be done, oh Lord".
        And that, as we know, is the hardest prayer to say and mean it.

        That’s why we keep praying for her and her family, because the Lord will keep us safe when we put all our trust in Him – but He has never promised to wrap us in cotton wool.

        God Bless you today, and let His face smile upon you.

        • BrianusBerkleianus

          SO, so beautiful, my friend … and so true!!!

          And since you mention Lent, here are Sarah’s words on the holy season from last year:

          "I do observe Lent, and my family and I have traditionally sacrificed something during these weeks leading up to Easter Sunday. When I was growing up, my Irish Catholic grandfather would remind me that sacrifices offered up during Lent are to be like tithing — if you advertise your ’sacrifice’ and tithe then you negate any spiritual gains. (Or maybe he’d say that because he didn’t want us to know what he gave up!) Catholic baptism and Catechism classes have stuck with me internally."

          • colliemum

            We in the Church of England also sacrifice something during Lent. And the monetary value of that sacrifice does go into the collection box on Easter Sunday.

            Some of us also sacrifice time – the time we spent on extra devotional readings.

            But then – some of my friends from the Non-Conformist churches, being far more protestant, think this is a somewhat popish practice. Due to our history here in England, Popism is still regarded by some as something to be avoided.

            • BrianusBerkleianus

              Beautiful practices, colliemum!!!

              I think we should all look to the triple commendation of a FORTY-DAY FAST:

              THE LAW, represented by Moses and his forty-day fast;

              The PROPHETS, represented by Elijah’s forty-day fast;

              THE GOSPEL, represented by Our Lord’s forty-day fast.

              God bless!!!!!

  • GetWhatYouPayFor

    Willard’s gravitas is as flimsy as a dollar bill. He is dismissed like the little league team manufactured by adults, who submitted false birth certificates and addresses and then paid for new uniforms, ice cream and pizza. If the game got close, they hired a new umpire. In the end, what do they or Willard  and the GOP win?   Certainly not the respect of the people or the glory of a courageous victory. What type of leader will he be, when few will follow?  His years will be spent pillaging and structuring the great American bankruptcy. It’s what he knows best. This is Rove’s boy.

  • Mountain

    Bottom line:

    ROVE is the SNOT!

    SO sick of his lousy attitude. 
    Why don’t you try being positive for a change, Karl?!—-like Sarah Palin!

  • Laddie_Blah_Blah

    "(I)t’s Karl Rove’s endorsement that isn’t worth snot."

    Tsk, tsk, Stacy. Not like you to so casually denigrate snot.

  • VADMCollingwood

    Rove, you are a country club Bush lackey.  That’s all you’ll ever be.  You think you’re so great?  How about go get your sleazy self elected to the city council.  Or better yet mayor.  Good luck with that.  The difference between you and the Governor is the Governor hires people like you and tells them what to do.  Nobody hires the Governor and nobody tells her what to do.    She knows more than you.  She’s a better politician than you or any of your masters.   Go home.  You’re the one that’s over.  You’re pathetic.  Have some self respect and get a real job.   

    How many books did you sell again?  Oh sorry.  How many hits on your single loan web page?  Oh sorry.  How many on your FaceBook page?  Oh sorry.   How many followers on Twitter?  Oh sorry. How many overflow rooms do you fill?  Oh sorry.     

    • BrianusBerkleianus


  • MediaP

    For a website that prides itself of reporting just the facts, I find this post hypocritical. The writer picked up on a headline from a left leaning website and ran with the story without knowing what actually happened. isn’t that what this website criticizes the media for doing to Governor Palin?

    I was on the call and what you use to criticize Rove with is exactly what he said.

    While discussing the GOP race, one of the participants asked Mr Rove whether Palin’s endorsement can change thing for the speaker. Rove explained basically what you wrote. 

    The writer of this post wrote Rove’s response better than I could here is what Mr Rove said:

    "Governor Palin NEVER gave a full GOP primary endorsement to Newt Gingrich. Her husband did, but she did not. She never helped Gingrich campaign, she never attended rallies, nor did she do any fundraising or record any robocalls. She only released the name of who she was going to vote for, AFTER she had already voted for him. Also, that was after most Alaskans had already voted, so what kind of effect could she have truly had?

    Alaska also has a ‘closed primary’ for Republicans, who only make up roughly 26.8% of an entire population, which isn’t very large to begin with. Governor Palin made the statement a few hours before the polls closed. So, what percentage of the 26.8% of Alaskans waited until the evening to vote, and how many of them watched FOX before voting? My point here is that Governor Palin didn’t “endorse” Gingrich, she openly voted for him and didn’t do so until it would have virtually no effect on the outcome in her home state."

    Bingo! THAT was his point. That her endorsement came to late to have any effect.

    This website does a lot of good correcting Governor Palin’s record, but it is knne-jerk reaction posts like these that hurt your credibility.

    • TexS2012

      so you’re saying Rove did not say anything about snot as regards to Sarah Palin?

      • snowlinen

        MediaP might be a little biased.  

    • BrianusBerkleianus

      1) Rove’s recent remarks are taken by Stacy Drake in the context of his history of treating the Governor as a "lightweight."  See my post above about Rove’s attempts in the past to deny that Sarah is possessed of "gravitas."

      2) Sarah’s purpose, as far as any of us can presume to read another person’s mind, is not to help or campaign for Gingrich per se, but to extend the primary process, and perhaps bring us to a brokered convention. She has said repeatedly that she wants to see the process extended.  She was not going "all out" for Gingrich (or for any of the candidates) on Super Tuesday, and she has not been doing so.

      3) Since Sarah was in NO way "endorsing" Gingrich, Mr. Rove should not have criticized QUA ENDORSEMENT her simple statement that she voted for Newt THAT NIGHT.

      4) Again, the force and intent of Stacy’s article here must, IMV, be understood in the larger context of the history of Mr. Rove’s hostilty to the Governor.

      • MediaP

        I was emailed this article by someone who knew I was on the call, I don’t usually comment on blogs, In fact this is my first comment using the Disqus platform. 
        I came her in good faith to provide the facts, assuming that you like "the truth" and not some liberal spin.
        I am aware of Rove’s history with Palin, and you have valid reason to be suspicious of the guy, but that doesn’t justify running a post without fact checking a story. On this occasion his comments were not about Palin it was about the future of the Gingrich campaign. His response was right and evidently Ms Drake agrees. If the story had a larger context Ms Drake should have made that clear in her post otherwise this on it’s own looks petty.  

        I didn’t come here to defend Mr Rove. As i said I was emailed the article and I found it odd that this site would jump on this non-story.

        • AmsterdamExpat

          You provided no facts at all, merely a welter of opinions that don’t even pass the test of non-contradiction.
          I didn’t come here to defend Mr Rove. You lie.

    • snowlinen

      Hello Mr. Rove…lol

    • AmsterdamExpat

      This diatribe doeS NOT even begin to convince me. Not least because of the obvious contradiction between citing approvingly another’s opinion that Rove said she did not endorse (fully, whatever that is supposed to mean in this context), and claiming yourself that she did.
      Such a post iS NOT an auspicious beginning here.
      Bugger (or booger) off.

    • MaMcGriz

      Well that’s certainly an interesting first post.

      I’m glad you raised the issue of credibility.

      It’s impossible to overlook the premise upon which all this he-said-she-said is based, which was a so called private phone call with Karl Rove. It clearly wasn’t private. So much for credibility.

      All we really have here is another case of SSDD. There are some interesting variations in the symptoms, your post here being a good case in point, but it’s all the same slime, smoke and noise.

      Those of us who listen closely to Governor Palin and pay attention to her words know exactly what did and didn’t happen that night with regard to all this. And by the way, she "preferred" Mr. Gingrich. She neither endorsed nor voted for him. She "preferred him" if we care to keep it simple, accurate and credible. Let’s use the Governor’s words.

      I agree that knee jerk reactions can certainly lead to questions of credibility, in much the same way as would calmly introducing oneself as a party to an alleged private conversation that was gratuitously turned into a nation-sized big stinky distracting chum bucket of warm spit.

      The fact that steaming bucket overturned into the laps of its makers is simple cosmic justice and a fitting reward for their hypocritical history.

      • MediaP

        As I noted in a comment above, I came in good faith to give you guys the facts, obviously the facts are irrelevant if they don’t match your narrative.

        The call was a private call for Barclay’s Capital employees, it was private. Ever heard of leaks?

        You guys have a beef with Rove that’s fine, but go after him on solid things, what’s the point of going after him on something that can easily be explained? All it does is effects the credibility of the legitimate criticism. 

        • MaMcGriz

          " what’s the point of going after him on something that can easily be explained? "

          Exactly that. He gets to explain. He and the people responsible for the leak get to answer, not just to us, but moreover to the people Karl’s got his hand out to and to whom he has to explain the mess. Y’all failed to deliver…again..on Tuesday, and you need scapegoats.

          We didn’t generate this and we owe no one from the Rove camp the benefit of the doubt, ever.

          Now if you still think you’re entitled to spin that into the sweeping overstatement of c4p considering the facts to be irrelevant, go right ahead, but it won’t make it any less a lie.

          It will, however, indelibly mark you as an intruder, and since you’re already playing for the wrong team, you’re c4p history will therefor likely be brief.

    • Betsey_Ross

      Hurt our credibility?  Really?  We know Karl’s credibility and we have seen what he has done to Christine O’Donnell, Sharon Angle and of course our Sarah.  We don’t have much love for the man since 2010. 

      You media types just have no sense of humor.  Stacy was not going to give Karl Rove the benefit of the doubt and said so.  Neither are we.  I do have to say that the man has a way of ferreting out every Republican in the country and makes sure they vote.  It is a gift, but Sarah doesn’t have to ferret them out.  She just says a few words and they come out of the woodwork and would crawl over broken glass to vote for her.  That is an awesome ability and I think Karl Rove knows he’s been bested, big time.  It’s sad to see how jealous he is.  He could hide it if he tried.  

      • Carolyn Dixon

         rove is anti-conservative women.  let’s see angle endorsed santorum — did rove say anything derogatory about her? NO.  o’donell endorsed romney  – no comments from rove and sarah endorses newt – hers doesn’t mean snot. 

  • freeperjim

    Tokyo Rove represents the liberal Establishment wing of the GOP that is simply pure evil for what they have done to America and our Constitution.

    I really, REALLY hate the GOPE traitors!

    Now….back to my morning coffee for more caffeine. 

  • jb

    Jeb Bush 2016 campaign has begun and Palin must be taken out now…Surreal

    • BrianusBerkleianus


      The Establishment seems to be conspiring and colluding together for: obama 2012/Jeb 2016 …


      and to H*** with America.

      Well, patriots are going to fight back with all we’ve got!!

  • connservative

    Rove is still bitter over Governor Palin’s support of Christine O’Donnell over his bud Mike Castle.  Get over it Karl.

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