Don’t Believe Their Own Lying Eyes

Back in June, I wrote a letter to Sen. Gordon Smith (R-OR) about Karl Rove’s comments to the New York Conservative Party dinner in which he said liberals wanted to endanger troops and give therapy to terrorists.

Today’s post contained Sen. Smith’s mostly pro forma remarks, but this caught my eye (emphasis mine):

I noted your specific concerns regarding comments allegedly made by White House Deputy Chief of Staff Karl Rove.

The letter from Sen. Smith’s office is dated 14 July. News reports from as far back as 23 June carried video of Rove saying exactly what news accounts reported. It sort of makes you wonder what it takes to crack the cocoon of lies the Republicans seem to have woven around themselves. And what’s wriggling inside, waiting to hatch out.