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Rove counting heads on the Senate Judiciary Committee
The White House has been twisting arms to ensure that no Republican member votes against President Bush in the Senate Judiciary Committee’s investigation of the administration's unauthorized wiretapping.

Congressional sources said Deputy Chief of Staff Karl Rove has threatened to blacklist any Republican who votes against the president. The sources said the blacklist would mean a halt in any White House political or financial support of senators running for re-election in November.

Ah, what a surprise, Rove's channeling another of the right's idols, Joseph "YOU ARES TEH COMMUNIST" McCarthy. Shows that no matter how discredited someone is, no matter how much their name is associated with ignorance and bullying, the right will continue to idolize them because that's what they idealize - ignorance and bullying.