Complaints from strange quarters
So it appears that Romano Prodi has won both houses of the Italian parliament in Sunday's tight election. Berlusconi, who personally controls the bulk of the Italian media, including all 7 television networks, and whose party changed the election law at the last minute in what his own Interior Minister has admitted was a "dirty trick," is complaining about voting irregularities and refusing to admit defeat.
Meanwhile, Karl Rove gave a speech to the Republican National Lawyers Association, thanking them for their work on "clean elections."
We have, as you know, an enormous and growing problem with elections in certain parts of America today," Rove said. "We are, in some parts of the country, I'm afraid to say, beginning to look like we have elections like those run in countries where they guys in charge are, you know, colonels in mirrored sunglasses. I mean, it's a real problem, and I appreciate that all that you're doing in those hot spots around the country to ensure that the ballot -- the integrity of the ballot is protected, because it's important to our democracy.Utterly amazing chutzpah, but vintage Rove. Find your own weakest point, and that is where you attack your enemy. Looks like we have a strategy for the midterm elections and a distraction from Diebold.