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

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

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

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

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Praise for Bush's Brain "Love him or hate him, Karl Rove is one of the most brilliant and successful political consultants of all time. In this riveting account, Wayne Slater and Jim Moore tell how he got there." -Paul Begala, CNN's Crossfire "Bush's Brain isn't a hatchet job on George W. Bush. In fact, the two authors largely dispel the myth of Bush's supposedly deficient IQ. But, more importantly, they lay bare the story of how Karl Rove may be the most powerful man in America. It's a compelling story told by two veteran Texas journalists who don't need a briefing packet to understand the men they're writing about." -Philip Bruce, KCET/PBS Television, Los Angeles The most powerful individual in the United States may not be George W. Bush. It is probably Karl Rove, the President's brilliant advisor. Who is this man and how did he acquire so much power? Having watched in awe for over fifteen years as they reported on the rise of Karl Rove, Moore and Slater expose the brutal and sometimes morally questionable, but invariably effective ways in which Karl Rove?and America's political system-actually operate.

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One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.

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On this particular evening, the aircraft had climbed to 35,000 feet, pulling away from a fog of cities and towns, which had blurred into a series of similar, forgetful events. The passenger cabin was dark, except for a few reading lights over the heads of reporters polishing scripts on their laptop computers. Far to the aft, a group of television photographers were sharing tiny, airline-sized bottles of gin and trying half-heartedly to keep down their noise level. One of them, a Texan, was spitting tobacco juice into a clear plastic bottle.

Usually, the candidate made his visits to the cabin earlier in the day. Tonight, however, George W. Bush worked his way down the 727's aisle talking softly and exchanging pleasantries with the few . . .

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