Who could have known?
For the past eight years the United States has had a secret dictator. The memorandums from the Office of Legal Council show that was the case without reservation. At first I was appalled when I heard this, and we should be. But as I was reading one of Okie Book Woman's blogs I ran across a much better metaphor for the Bush/Cheney/Rove administration. It is the Oobleck.
Oobleck readily demonstrates the dilatant effect, which means it becomes more viscous when agitated or compressed. Oobleck contains polymers (a form of pseudoplastic)."
After thinking about this for a bit, I think Ooblick describes the Bush usurping of the Constitution best, but I prefer Glurch as the most accurate descriptor of Karl Rove. Glurch has an added component, the glue. Because Karl has been dumb to "stick" around after the apostasy is over, he should be the Glurch. Now if I could just get Rachel Maddow to use the term for Rove we would be doing the world a favor.