In the final week of the 2004 campaign, President Bush was barnstorming across Florida. During the last of six Sunshine State speeches Karl Rove was joking with a group of reporters about Osama bin Laden’s October surprise and how the videotape had boosted Bush’s poll numbers. Yes, Rove told us, I’ve been keeping bin Laden in my basement for months and it’s really been a pain: he doesn’t help with any of the household chores and he eats all the caramel popcorn.
Well, it seems that rumor has gotten around to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad who told ABC News yesterday that he believes bin Laden’s hiding in Washington DC. Note to authorities: you might wanna check Rove’s basement.