Which is probably why I’m mediocre at best with three tennis balls, and failing miserably with blog juggling lately.
I meant to post about this the other day, and in fact thought I had. Obviously, I was wrong.
Tom Joaquin posts a very telling comparison between Karl Rove and Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., President John F. Kennedy’s analogous special assistant. Schlesinger died February 28, 2007, and Tom’s side by side comparison is a rather fitting tribute to him, and a brutal indictment of Rove.
Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., historian, author and special assistant to President John F. Kennedy died February 28, 2007.
Presidential special assistants fill a unique role in an administration. Presidents choose individuals they believe have the experience, abilities and wisdom necessary to provide guidance during difficult times. A special assistant must share the presidents’ values and his vision for America.
The following is a short comparison of Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., special assistant to President John F. Kennedy, with Karl Rove, special assistant to President George W. Bush. I hope that viewing this comparison is as enlightening for you as writing it was for me.
The chart that follows is indeed enlightening. It is a prime example of the priorities of His Holiness The Glorified House Plant.