If you're looking for a clear sign that Republicans are growing desperate about their chances for hanging onto control of the House, look no further than Washington's 8th District, where Democrat Darcy Burner has been turning up the heat, forging a three-point lead over Republican incumbent Dave Reichert in the latest polls.
So how does the GOP respond? Why, they send in the master of the dirty-trick campaign, Karl Rove.
Lynn Allen at Evergreen Politics has the details regarding Rove's career, just in time for for his visit here.
How soon after his visit here, you think, will we start seeing the nasty attack ads on Burner?
The countdown won't be weeks or even days. More like nanoseconds.