Rove vs. Woods


On Monday morning much of the news was about two famous people. These two became linked in my thoughts all day. Tiger Woods had won the PGA Championship, his 13th major title. Karl Rove had announced his resignation effective August 31. Why were these two connected in my thoughts? One is from sports and one from politics.

They are totally different. Or are they?

There are similarities. They can both be described by many of the same terms. Top in their field. Determined. Driven. Winners. Conquerors. Strike fear in their opponents (though with Rove it is often decribed as “fear and loathing”). Egotistical.

Their are some differences –beyond the obvious physical differences; after all Tiger is tall, athletic and good looking. Karl, not so much. Other differences. With Tiger, he is the one out front. Rove is behind the man and could not be effective without his puppet. You never see Tiger gloat. When don’t you see Rove’s smugness? When Tiger wins, he merely destroys the egos of other professional golfers. When Rove wins he destroys people, countries and liberties.

More similar or more different?

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