The public servant known as Karl Rove

Michael Moore, who posts letters from servicemembers on his website in the hopes of irritating the powers-that-be-behind, has posted a blistering note from one Celeste Zappala, who wants to know why Karl Rove won't take her calls.

Rove's recent rant against the Democrats did not make Mrs. Zappala very happy. Her son, a National Guardsman who was killed in action in Iraq in April 2004, was, she says, "a very liberal Democrat" -- the very breed of individual Rove derided in his speech as pansies who pass out petitions. Writes Mrs. Zappala of her son,


When he was deployed, no one asked his opinion or his politics, and after he lost his life protecting the people looking for those weapons of mass destruction no conservative hawk came forth to take his place....I hope Mr. Rove will show his true colors and sign up for a guard unit; no one is too old now, Pennsylvania guardsmen in their 50s are serving. If he is too busy slandering half the people in this country perhaps he could send a child he loves dearly to take my Sherwood's place?
Celeste Zappala gave up her son for Karl Rove's war; the least he could do is return a freakin' phone call.

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