Preview of Moyers Ripping Rove on PBS Tonight

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By: E&P Staff At the conclusion of his Friday night PBS program tonight, Bill Moyers bids farewell to "my fellow Texan" Karl Rove with a strong critique.

After opening this edition of "Bill Moyers' Journal" with laudatory TV clips from this week (Chris Matthews: "Where there's brains there's Rove"), he observes that Rove "knew how to win elections as if they were divine interventions?.With church pews as precincts he used religion as a battering ram....Rove knew to bet in politics on fear and loathing" and "coarsened both relgion and politics" in the process.

But that's not all, Moyer asserts: He "shook down corporations for campaign contributions" and ultimately "left the U.S. government in shambles?.mired in war, debt and corruption." Now "enmeshed in some of the scandals? he is "riding out of Dodge City as the posse rides in?."

Moyers closes by wondering what those on the Christian right, who he "manipulated," now think of Rove confessing to a friend "his own agnosticism ....On his last play of the game, all Karl Rove had to offer them was a Hail Mary pass while telling himself there was no one there to catch it."

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