The Moose is enjoying some spiritual schadenfreude over the most Reverend Pat Robertson’s recent comments about the Iraq war.
The Moose is quite aware about how eccentrically evil Pat Robertson can be. A long time ago, Michael Lind documented Pat’s eccentric worldview, which holds “world history has been largely determined by a two-centuries-old conspiracy by Bavarian Illuminati, Freemasons, Communists, and Wall Street financiers”
On the evil side, Pat Robertson was a key architect of the Bush slime and smear South Carolina 2000 primary campaign against John McCain. President Bush owes much to the good Reverend.
However, the Moose warns - beware of the company you keep. This week, Pat spoke out of school to CNN when he described his conversation with the President prior to the beginning of the war, "He was just sitting there, like, I'm on top of the world, and I warned him about this war. I had deep misgivings about this war, deep misgivings. And I was trying to say, 'Mr. President, you better prepare the American people for casualties,' " Robertson said.
"Oh, no, we're not going to have any casualties," Robertson quoted Bush as saying. " 'Well,' I said, 'it's the way it's going to be. . .. The Lord told me it was going to be, A, a disaster and, B, messy.' "
Now, what primarily disturbs the Moose are not the President’s comments nor does he doubt that Pat is on the Lord’s speed dial. Rather, the Moose is in a lather over the fact that Karl Rove is apparently calling Pat a liar. The Washington Post reports, “White House political adviser Karl Rove told reporters that Bush never said he did not expect casualties. "I was right there," Rove said of the president's conversation with Robertson."
My, my, is there no gratitude from Karl for all the good works that Pat has performed for the President? And surely, it is not smart to call into question the credibility of a man who has a direct line to God merely days before a national election! --