Consider this fascinating exchange between Bill O’Reilly and Karl Rove on Fox News last night:
O’Reilly, referencing an NYT article published over the weekend, said that the Times had “outed a CIA agent,” which “obviously puts the CIA agent in danger.” Rove accused the paper of maintaining a “double standard. It is deeply concerned when Richard Armitage outed Valerie Plame. Of course, they were only concerned until the point that it became apparent that it was Richard Armitage, not Karl Rove.”
This goes beyond irony. This is hypocrisy. This is childish acting out because in your heart you know you're a liar and need to be spanked.
But to take the longer view: Consider what Karl Rove has done, not only to his country, but (specifically) to his party and his president (little if any of which has been good). Why does anybody still pay any attention to that man?
Say what you will about the boomers--and I have said and will say plenty--but they knew what to do when their leaders were exposed as crooks. You throw the rascals out, and you don't invite them back to your parties anymore.
For this generation, there seems to be no wrong you can do that'll make you lose your standing--unless, of course, it's oral sex.