Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Clash of the Clichés

There is the cliché of the child who tries ever so hard to follow his or her father's exact path. Then there is the cliché of the child who rebels against everything his or her father stands for.

Which cliche better fits — because surely one must — the life of politico Karl Christian Rove? In his autobiography, Courage and Consequence, he breezes over the impact of the man he knew as his father he (an aggressive pursuer of piercing and other nontraditional Republican pleasures) and also drops in that he was adopted, presumably the biological son of a more conservative sole.

Most important of all, what path will his own son, Andrew Madison Rove, 21, take and how will the Rov(ing) story continue?

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