Karl Rove, the infamous republican attack dog and neck tie fashion guru committed a common rookie mistake last night.
With his servants on vacation, he was forced to carry out common household chores by himself. Unusually in this instance, his celebrated experience of the mundane eluded him. In an effort to get the laundry done in a hurry, he placed his white shirt in with his denim jeans.
"Those shirts saw active service in Vietnam", he claimed when later interviewed on the O'Really Circus on Faux News. "It's despicable how the Democrats have stooped so low as to invent 'Marxist' clothing for the common man, liberally smearing it with their blue dye". He went on to accuse cleaning product manufacturers of conspiring to introduce 'activist' ingredients that caused the smothering of the 'white majority' of the shirt. "These violent radicals seek to tarnish the attire worn by many brave soldiers who have defended our country"
A spokesman for Procter and Gamble refuted accusations that their soap powder had been infiltrated by left-wing liberals seeking to score political points by making him wear blue clothing.
The blogosphere was quick to point out that not only had the shirt been dyed blue, but that it had obviously shrunk as can be seen from his collar.
Mr Rove was unable for comment as he was busy discussing plans with Bush and McCain to introduce further red dye into Iraq.