Basically, Rove said that conservatives favored a much more aggressive response than liberals after 9/11. Given that I personally know several liberals that criticized the invasion of Afghanistan, and claimed that "there was a peaceful alternative" to any military response, I'm not sure how anyone can reasonably dispute this.
However, Dems have gone into hysterics over the comment, demanding an apology, as well as the firing of Rove.
First off, the comment was about liberals, not Democrats. If the shoe doesn't fit, they don't have to wear it. (There are certainly some Democrats who aren't that liberal, and who understand the need for an agressive response.) Their defensiveness in this context, if anything, only seems to imply that the criticism is perhaps hitting too close to home.
Secondly, it is especially ironic that the Democratic anger and denial comes at a time when many Democrats are pressing the administration to abandon the democratically elected government of Iraq to the foreign terrorists that are opposing their reconstruction.
While we're on the subject, isn't it about time Senator Kennedy resigned? Aside from killing a young girl with his alcoholic negligence, he's been on the wrong side of pretty much every issue for three decades.