Monday, August 13, 2007

Karl Rove's Future...

Karl Rove's Timing Is Perfect
Ronald Kessler

Karl Rove's decision to leave the White House at the end of the month makes perfect sense.
Besides getting a huge advance in a book deal, Rove will be contributing to President Bush's legacy by writing a book that will be more widely read if it comes out when Bush is still president.

As part of shaping Bush's legacy, he is going to be one of the key planners of the Bush library, where he will have a prominent position. Rove is a brilliant student of American history, surpassing the most erudite history professors. He will relish comparing Bush with other presidents.

Rove will still be available whenever the president needs his advice. In the meantime, Ed Gillespie, as counselor to the president, has begun to provide political advice that Karl otherwise might give.

At Gillespie's urging, Bush has responded more aggressively to attacks by the Democrats on his war policies and has taken them on over excessive spending. Pushed by Gillespie, Bush has made more public appearances. The fact that Bush flew to the site of the bridge collapse in Minneapolis shows he has learned since Hurricane Katrina that for political reasons, a president must make such appearances.

In an interview with Paul Gigot, who broke the story of Rove's resignation in the Wall Street Journal, Rove denied that his departure now is intended to avoid congressional scrutiny.
"I know they'll say that," Rove said. "But I'm not going to stay or leave based on whether it pleases the mob."



Blogger Les Ismore said...

What a legacy:
1.) Bankrupted treasury
2.) Most unpopular present in modern times (surpassing RMN in some polls)
3.) Immigration policy (snicker)
4.) Democratic majority in Congress and well into the future
5.) Democratic president in 2008

Heck of a job Karl!

2:49 AM  
Blogger Les Ismore said...

And here is what one of your fellow wingnuts had to say...

"The man's legacy is a conservative movement largely discredited and disunited, a president with lower consistent approval ratings than any in modern history, a generational shift to the Democrats, a resurgent al Qaeda, an endless catastrophe in Iraq, a long hard struggle in Afghanistan, a fiscal legacy that means bankrupting America within a decade, and the poisoning of American religion with politics and vice-versa. For this, he got two terms of power - which the GOP used mainly to enrich themselves, their clients and to expand government's reach and and drain on the productive sector. In the re-election, the president with a relatively strong economy, and a war in progress, managed to eke out 51 percent. Why? Because Rove preferred to divide the country and get his 51 percent, than unite it and get America's 60. In a time of grave danger and war, Rove picked party over country. Such a choice was and remains despicable.

Rove is one of the worst political strategists in recent times..."

Thats a Republican speaking there!

3:06 AM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

Not everyone liked Karl; Karl doesn't care.

7:49 AM  
Anonymous bobcat said...

Less, 'worst president' is a meme you demonrats desperately want to put out there because of Carter getting tagged with it--just like the impeach nonsense because of Clinton. It's all tit-for-tat with you guys. That doesn't make it true, it doesn't mean the majority believes it. You folks aren't the REAL America.

8:05 AM  
Blogger Les Ismore said...

Over 50% of Americans identify themselves as Democrats of Democrat leaning. That is over 10% more than Republicans. So I guess the 50+% of Americans are not REAL Americans like you, right?

9:35 AM  
Anonymous bobcat said...

That only means more Dems answer a poll like that....

12:49 PM  

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