in the Roverer Sud-Deutche Ingenieurburo A.
G. engineering firm, which built the Birkenau death camp, at
which tens of thousands of Jews, Gypsies, dissidents and other
were slaughtered en masse.
Rove, who has been based in Utah and
associated with the Mormon Church, is widely viewed as the chief
engineer of the current Bush administration. He and Tom DeLay
are attempting to force the Texas legislature to redistrict its
Congressional delegations, adding seven sure seats to the
Republican column. By controlling the state houses in New York,
Florida, Texas and California, the GOP would have a lock on the
four largest states in the union, and thus the ability to
manipulate vote counts and strip voter registration rolls in the
run-up to the 2004 election.
Rove is a prime behind-the-scenes mover in
the Schwarzenegger campaign. On May 1, 1939, a year after the
Nazis took control of Schwarzenegger's native Austria, his
father Gustav, voluntarily joined Hilter's infamous
Strumabteilung (SA), "brown shirt" stormtroopers. This was just
six months after the brown shirts played a key role in the
bloody Kristallnacht attacks on Germany's Jewish community.
The Vienna daily Der Standard noted recently
that "Gustav, a high-ranking Nazi, brought up the bespectacled,
rather frail boy with an iron fist and quite a few slaps in the
face." Arnold's father favored a Hitler-style mustache in
On October 3, ABC News broke the story of
Schwarzenegger's 1977 interview in which he was asked whom he
admired. Schwarzenegger replied, "I admire Hitler, for instance,
because he came from being a little man with almost no formal
education, up to power. I admire him for being such a good
public speaker and for what he did with it."
To cover himself, Schwarzenegger has made
substantial donations to the Los Angeles-based Wiesenthal
Center, which tracks down ex-Nazis. Arnold has also renounced
But he has not renounced his friendship with
fellow Austrian Kurt Waldheim, the one-time head of the United
Nations with known Nazi ties. The book Arnold: An Unauthorized
Biography, documents Arnold toasting Waldheim, who had
participated in Nazi atrocities during World War II, at his
wedding to Maria Shriver. "My friends don't want me to mention
Kurt's name, because of all the recent Nazi stuff and the U.N.
controversy," Arnold said. "But I love him and Maria does to,
and so thank you, Kurt."
On May 17, 2001, Schwarzenegger also met with
Kenneth "Kenny Boy" Lay of Enron at the Peninsula Hotel in Los
Angeles. Through the utility deregulation plan signed into law
by Pete Wilson, Schwarzenegger's chief advisor, California was
destabilized, bankrupting the state government and opening the
door for Tuesday's recall election. Lay has been George W.
Bush's chief financial backer, and a close associate of Karl
According to Bob Woodward's Bush at War, Bush
attended a New York Yankees game soon after the September 11
World Trade Center disaster. He wore a fireman's jacket. As he
threw out the first pitch, the crowd roared. Thousands of fans
stuck out their arms with thumbs up. Karl Rove, sitting in the
box of Yankee owner George Steinbrenner, likened the roar of the
crowd to "a Nazi rally."
He would know.