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Someone Pulling A Rove In Tennessee?

Joshua Green has an article detailing some of Karl Rove's past campaign shenanigans.

In one particularly clever episode, Rove is said to have secretly distributed campaign fliers which unfairly targeted his own candidate. The ensuing public backlash naturally went against his Democratic opponent, who unsuccessfully tried to deny his involvement in the incident.

Steve Clemons (via Talking Points Memo) wonders if a similar affair may be playing out in Tennessee. When a flier recently surfaced portraying Bush as a Special Olympian, several rightist groups immediately pointed fingers at State Representative Craig Fitzhugh (D). But Fitzhugh denies that anyone in his campaign had anything to do with the fliers, and claims that someone planted a few in his office trash can.

If Fitzhugh didn't have anything to do with these fliers, who did?

UPDATE: Speaking of Rove, he spent two hours in the grand jury hot seat today regarding the Plame leak investigation.


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October 15, 2004 3:31 PM


Careful, Brian, you're going to get tagged as a terrorist inciting people to shoot up GOP campaign offices!

October 15, 2004 3:36 PM


If I were Fitzhugh, the first thing I'd do is publicly cite the Alabama case, and note that it was all the doing of Karl Rove.

Brian A.
October 15, 2004 3:43 PM


I'm afraid a new crop of Roves may be springing up, with the liberal internets being blamed for their conduct.

October 15, 2004 3:47 PM


"internets" That's a good one!

October 17, 2004 3:58 PM



could you update this story... I am interested in learning what the fallout is, if any.

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