Karl Rove’s loyalty police should be on deep orange alert, if not hot pink. There is a sleeper cell operating in the White House.
I actually watched Milbank defend this schlock on Hardball with Chris Matthews. Matthews was in his near orgasmic state (as he usually gets whenever someone mentions anything loosely conspiratorial), throwing out words like cabal as if Milbank’s writing was the revelation. Milbank seemed to take this whole thing in a more tongue in cheek matter, but Matthews was convinced- this is a NEOCON conspiracy.
At one point, Matthews even asked: “How does a Canadian (David Frum) become a speechwriter in the White House. No one bothered to ask how a windbag Carter speechwriter becomes a bloviating political talk show host.
Wake the children! Phone the neighbors. Grab the pitchfork. Conservatives with an interventionist foreign policy towards rogue states are at the helm of our government. Several of them are even (this is so horrible to mention), speechwriters.