Of all the postmortems that have been written about Karl Rove's plans to leave the Bush White House, perhaps none has been more powerful than one written by Joseph Galloway, former senior military correspondent for Knight Ridder Newspapers and currently with McClatchy Newspapers.
"A time is coming, and coming soon, when we as a nation must begin thinking and talking about and planning to repair all that the Bush administration has broken or bent or twisted," Galloway writes. "A time when we must begin shoveling out a stable full to the roof with what Harry Truman called horse manure, or at least that's what he called it when Miss Bess was in earshot.
"No need to search that pile for a diamond ring or a little red sports car. There's nothing there but horse manure."
Galloway is the author of We Were Soldiers Once . . . and Young, and his take on Rove is well worth reading.
I hope that Galloway is right, that our country will soon come to grips with the mess left behind on the national stage by Rove and Co. But I'm not too sure that will happen. Rove shaped Alabama's state courts into a Republican playground, one covered with horse manure, and so far neither the press, law enforcement, or the public seems the least bit concerned about it.
We will shine a light on it here at Legal Schnauzer. After all, we know exactly what it's like to be left holding a bag of horse manure produced by Karl Rove and his cronies.