Now Why Would That Be? Bob Cesca Has Some Thoughts...
By Brad Friedman on 10/15/2006, 11:30pm PT  

We were about to blog Washington Post's article today on the "inexplicably upbeat" moods of both Bush and Rove these days.

As we're up against it right now, hammering away on a number of deadlines, several breaking items we're trying to dig into, helping to coalesce VelvetRevolution.us' continuing Election Protection Strike Force efforts, while preparing and packing to bug out for a number of upcoming speaking engagements and meetings around the state, we're happy to see that HuffPo's Bob Cesca has already dug into this one for us....

I'd like to present the following pictorial as a corollary to Sunday's Washington Post article, White House Upbeat About GOP Prospects, in which we're presented with this ominous lead:

"Amid widespread panic in the Republican establishment about the coming midterm elections, there are two people whose confidence about GOP prospects strikes even their closest allies as almost inexplicably upbeat: President Bush and his top political adviser, Karl Rove."

"Inexplicably upbeat," Michael Abramowitz wrote. The Post went further by reporting that Rove believes the Democrats will only gain a few seats --- nowhere near the 15 needed to attain a majority in the House of Representatives.

Here now is the face of a man who is mysteriously, eerily, "inexplicably" and almost frighteningly upbeat about his and the GOP's prospects next month:

Cesca continued...

UPDATE: Blogger and BRAD BLOG commenter Scottmandubious has a similar take to Cesca's, and may have even posted his first. In either case, we just noticed, so check him out as well...