Karl Rove Licks Stamps, For Pleasure
New York Times Grand Inquisitor Deborah Solomon has her way with Karl Rove this week, and naturally the interview concludes with Rove in hysterics and offering to send Solomon a transcription of all the ways that she hurt him, irrecoverably. "You’re the one who hurt my feelings by saying you didn’t trust me," Rove said, exemplifying the bizarre lows into which the interview delves.
Before that, she asks him, hypothetically, if he has any words of advice for Bush. Rove, a twelve year old girl, responds that he's better friends with Bush than Solomon is, and if he wanted to say something to him he just would, okay, he doesn't need her to act like their friendship has anything to do with her.
The most revealing admission by Rove is a throwaway line in which he displays an almost maternal instinct to conceal details about his dumb stamp collection, which no one cared about in the first place until he brought it up out of nowhere. Observe:
Are you going to send [Obama] a little note congratulating him?
I already have. I sent it to his office. I sent him a handwritten note with funny stamps on the outside.
What kind of funny stamps?
It should be noted that this isn't the first time Karl Rove's filthy stamp fetish has announced itself unto the world. In a 2006 Vanity Fair profile, Todd Purdam reported that a letter sent by Rove was "plastered with a hodgepodge of vintage stamps from his collection, including an eight-center with a stylized image of a bobsled, commemorating the Sapporo Olympics, in 1972."
What is wrong with this deviant?
Questions for Karl Rove [New York Times]
Karl Rove's Split Personality [Vanity Fair]