By: E&P Staff
When asked which Bush-administration official should be sacked next, Doonesbury.com visitors are opting for Karl Rove.
The online poll has drawn more than 3,400 votes so far, with Rove getting 53%, Alberto Gonzales 39%, and Paul Wolfowitz 7%. (The survey began before the news that Wolfowitz would leave the World Bank. After that, few people voted for the ousting of someone who was already leaving his post.)
Voters were given these descriptions with their three choices:
— Wolfowitz. A blackmailer (“If they f— with me or Shaha, I have enough on them to f— them too”) running the World Bank is a bad idea. As was his earlier contribution to the World — the rationale for invading Iraq. The hubris train stops here.
— Gonzales. His uber-loyalty to Dubya clearly outweighs his loyalty to the law, as the sickbed strong-arming of Ashcroft on illegal surveillance only clarifies. Wrong man, wrong job, right time to go.
— Rove. Name a scandal — from Plamegate to Attorneygate — his prints are all over it. Come on Dubya, finish strong: You owe yourself 18 Svengali-free months.
Garry Trudeau’s “Doonesbury” comic runs in about 1,400 newspapers via Universal Press Syndicate.