By Ben Cohen
I recently checked out Karl Rove’s Twitter page, and was not impressed with the Machiavellian maestro’s ‘tweets’. Here’s a sample:
Hannity tonight. 10:00 PM ET on Fox News Channel. #TCOT #SGP #HHRS #TEAPARTY5:56 PM Apr 29thfrom web
It seems Rove is using the service to essentially let everyone know when he will be on TV, plus recommend the odd article that compliments his political views. I was going to follow him on Twitter to get further insight into the dark corners of his mind, but have now concluded he’s only using the service to appear ‘on touch’ with the next generation. It’s kind of like your dad wearing a baseball cap to prove he’s still cool, but the balding head and flabby stomach ultimately give it away.
It’s unlikely Rove will ever accept his complete irrelevancy in the age of Obama by himself, and he’ll keep twittering, facebooking and skyping away. And like dad, someone will eventually have to tell him to leave the kids alone, sit in his armchair, and stop looking like an idiot.
Ben Cohen is the editor and founder of The Daily Banter. He lives in Washington DC where he does podcasts, teaches Martial Arts, and tries to be a good father. He would be extremely disturbed if you took him too seriously.