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Resolutions for Obama and Co.

Rove has suggestions for everyone in Washington this new year
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 31, 2009 12:13 PM CST
Resolutions for Obama and Co.
In this Dec. 28, 2009 file photo, President Barack Obama speaks to the media about the recent air travel incident at the Marine Corps Base Hawaii at Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii.   (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

(Newser) – With the New Year mere hours away, Karl Rove offers up some 2010 resolutions for the White House in the Wall Street Journal. They go a little something like this:

  • Barack Obama should worry less about making everyone think he agrees with them, and more about meaning what he says. “He didn’t last year with all those health care deadlines and tough talk about supporting the public option.” Oh, and "A little more grace toward his predecessor would help him."

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  • Obama’s staff should resolve to keep the boss out of the limelight more. “He’s wearing out his welcome and his speechwriters.” Besides, how many “historic” moments can you have?
  • Joe Biden likewise should zip it—the West Wing’s just using him to make Obama look better.
  • Janet Napolitano should "take a systems analysis course before she again declares that a system 'worked.' "
  • Desiree Rogers “should take a lead from Santa Clause (sic) and make her list and check it twice… at the White House gates.”
  • Democratic leadership should try bipartisanship, and treat its “pet Blue Dogs” better.
  • As for those Blue Dogs, “why not resolve to become Republicans?”
For Rove's advice to Harry Reid, Tea Partiers, and even himself, click here.
(Read more Karl Rove stories.)

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