The article in today’s Post on the indictments of three top aides to House Majority Leader Tom DeLay mentions that one of them is John Colyandro, the executive director of DeLay’s political action committee, Texans for a Republican Majority (aka TRMPAC — an acronym which might perhaps be a subtle homage to DeLay’s earlier partying days).
What it doesn’t mention is that Colyandro is a one-time right-hand-shark to Karl Rove.
In fact Colyandro was at the center of one of Rove’s uglier dirty-tricks from his Texas political days — a story that is told in all its lizardly detail in a magazine article that’s coming out about Rove next week.
Actually, after reading the article, you’ll start to see that the whole Swift Boat business was pretty mild for what Rove is capable of.
If (or maybe ‘when’?) he really wanted to lower the boom, or imitate past practice, we’d probably be hearing that Kerry was running his Swift Boat like an after-party for a Village People concert circa 1979. Or that when Kerry really wanted to party on the Delta he’d head to the local orphanage for a good time.