Bush's Brain: How Karl Rove Made George W. Bush Presidential by James Moore

By James Moore

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"Love him or hate him, Karl Rove is without doubt one of the so much wonderful and winning political specialists of all time. during this riveting account, Wayne Slater and Jim Moore inform how he received there." —Paul Begala, CNN's Crossfire

"Bush's mind is not a hatchet activity on George W. Bush. in truth, the 2 authors mostly dispel the parable of Bush's supposedly poor IQ. yet, extra importantly, they lay naked the tale of ways Karl Rove could be the strongest guy in the US. it is a compelling tale advised by means of veteran Texas newshounds who don't desire a briefing packet to appreciate the lads they're writing about." —Philip Bruce, KCET/PBS tv, Los Angeles

The strongest person within the usa will not be George W. Bush. it truly is most likely Karl Rove, the President's significant consultant. who's this guy and the way did he collect a lot energy? Having watched in awe for over fifteen years as they suggested at the upward push of Karl Rove, Moore and Slater divulge the brutal and infrequently morally questionable, yet normally powerful ways that Karl Rove?and America's political system—actually function.

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Already, the strategist was moving on to more pressing matters. The confrontation with Slater was just another campaign event, part strategy, part emotion. Karl Rove has a fine eye for working journalists up to the edge, bullying and cajoling, and then pulling back. Rove had made his point. In the future, the reporter, and those in the campaign press corps watching from a few feet away, might exercise more caution when writing about him. No doubt the Dallas story had set Rove’s teeth to grinding over his morning coffee.

Slater reminded Rove that he had never protested a profile he had written months before, which referred to the Post story. “They said it. A newspaper said it, okay. ” Rove knew that the story was certain to be picked up by a growing group of national reporters who, from now on, would simply state that Rove was a master of dirty tricks. In his view, nobody had ever proved he was involved in campaign skullduggery. A newspaper had reported it, yes, but his opponents based their belief that Rove had used dirty tricks on unsubstantiated allegations in a political race years ago as a young Republican.

Most elementary school boys were probably reading The Hardy Boys or Lank of the Little League, but not Rove. And during the campaign, he prominently passed around to staffers a political tract he carried. The pamphlet, written by Michael Novak, was about mediating structures in politics. Rove said the treatise helped him to realize he had to change the nature of the Republican party and foreshadow what was coming next. ” Rove also told a reporter that, in grammar school, he wrote an essay on dialectical materialism.

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