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Karl Rove

  1. Sarah Palin Continues to Take Her Time With Campaign AnnouncementIt doesn’t seem to be endearing her to anyone.
  2. Rick Perry in the Front-runner Hot SeatBarely weeks into the race, Perry’s already everyone’s favorite target.
  3. Karl Rove Thinks Palin Will RunBut that if she doesn’t announce by next week, people are going to get fed up fast with all this maybe-she-will, maybe-she-won’t business.
  4. Will Rick Perry’s Prayerpalooza Backfire?This weekend is Prayerpalooza, Perry’s prom and wedding day and Super Bowl, all wrapped up into one.
  5. Michele Bachmann Toes the Birther Line, AgainIt’s very hard to get a definitive answer out of this woman.
  6. Did Karl Rove Accidentally Reveal That He Expects Obama to Win in 2012?He sure sounded pretty sure about it.
  7. Karl Rove Thinks Sarah Palin Lacks the ‘Gravitas’ to Be PresidentReally? What gave it away?
  8. movies
    Shia LaBeouf May Not Play a Young Karl Rove, But Who Should?Instead, speculation has him in the role of young Lee Atwater.
  9. Karl Rove Is Pissed at Barack ObamaEven the truth doesn’t restrain him when it comes to assaulting his enemies list.”
  10. Shia LaBeouf Wants to Play Karl Rove in a ComedyApparently, national treasure Shia LaBeouf wants to star as Karl Rove in College Republicans, a comedy about the early days of political […]
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    Shia LaBeouf May Play a Young Karl RoveThe actor is interested in the hot script ‘College Republicans.’
  12. Former Bush Campaign Chief and RNC Chair Ken Mehlman Comes Out of the ClosetFour years ago this reporter asked Mehlman if he was gay. The answer has changed.
  13. Rove: Not Defending Bush Against Accusations of Lying Was My ‘Biggest Mistake in the White House’Bush’s former senior adviser sticks up for him six years later.
  14. new cracker jack swing
    10 Landmark Videos of White Comedy RapHow We Got from Rappin’ Rodney to “Lazy Sunday”
  15. Karl Rove Assures a Skittish Nation Not to Be Afraid of the CensusFor liberals, this is like the clown from ‘It’ telling you it’s okay to go to the circus.
  16. last night on late night
    Late Night: Brian Williams Slow Jams the NewsPlus Karl Rove’s childhood beating elicits applause on our regular late-night roundup.
  17. Young Karl Rove Understood the Power of ‘Babes,’ Color-Coded Index CardsBringing elaborate color schemes to bear on his debate-team index cards, Rove decimated his opponents.
  18. Karl Rove Was Once Beaten Up by a GirlTurd Blossom’s new memoir isn’t all about politics.
  19. Karl Rove Thinks Harold Ford Jr. Is ‘Attractive’This is an endorsement he might want to give back.
  20. Karl Rove: The GOP’s New Most-Eligible BachelorFormer Bush adviser granted quiet divorce last week.
  21. More Funny Things From Inside the Bush Administration!A book by George W. Bush’s former speechwriter is just a bottomless pit of entertainment anecdotes.
  22. New Documents: Rove Point Man in ’06 DismissalDespite years of denials, new evidence indicates that the Bush strategist was behind at least one of the firings of a federal prosecutor.
  23. Obama Somehow Too Busy to Read for PleasureSo how did George W. Bush read 100 books a year?
  24. Maddow, Rove Raise Stakes for Obama, Cheney National-Security SpeechesShe’s dissing Obama on national security and he’s praising him? What’s going on in the world today?
  25. Federal Prosecutors to Interview Hot KarlYou know he’s going to get all “you can’t handle the truth!”
  26. Who Defends ‘Torture’?The political commentators and former Bush officials who don’t have a problem with the interrogation techniques that many think constitute torture.
  27. Meghan McCain Just As Surprised by Her Notoriety As Everyone ElseAfter months of striving for attention, McCain doesn’t altogether like it.
  28. A Brief History of the Bushite-Obaman FeudChronicling the entertaining squabbles among Rove, Biden, Cheney, Gibbs, Card, Axelrod, and Obama.
  29. So What Happened to Bush Yesterday Afternoon?He played cards and then went home.
  30. Happy Election Day! America Has Gone BonkersSnapshots of what’s going on around the country on this momentous day.
  31. Protester Ruins Mortgage-Banker Convention With Unfunny Attempt to Kidnap Karl RoveAttendants mourn the good old days, when the protesters they got were joyful and naked.
  32. Billy Joel Self-Pops Cherry for ObamaDid he REALLY have to put it that way? Plus, Tom and Gisele are probs getting married — awesome, you guys! In Monday’s gaggle o’ gossip.
  33. Rove, Sebelius Urge Palin to Refrain From Chicken-CountingRove says the Republican V.P. nominee has tough times ahead, and Sebelius does her best to kick them off.
  34. John Kerry Finds His Voice in Time to Share Dem Spotlight With Bill ClintonWith effective, incendiary speeches, Clinton and Kerry stoke the Dem flames and warm up the convention for Obama’s address tonight.
  35. Does the Ability to Comment Anonymously on Blogs Turn Us Into Monsters?Or are we monsters to begin with? Comment on that and the other media, finance, real-estate, and law news in our daily roundup.
  36. Clinton Strategist Howard Wolfson Heads to Fox NewsThe former communications director will take on a permanent role as strategist for the cable network.
  37. McCain Shakes Up Campaign, Running for Real NowSo with all of his problems definitely behind us, what can we expect from the new and improved McCain campaign?
  38. Heilemann on Obama’s V.P. ConundrumWhere exactly does one find a running mate untainted by Old Politics who also happens to be ready from day one to be commander-in-chief?
  39. ‘WSJ’/Quinnipiac Poll: Obama Leads McCain in Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and ColoradoAnd suddenly, McCain begins to play the underdog role that Obama himself performed so well in the primary.
  40. The Highlights of Scott McClellan’s Bush BroadsideEven better than the Katrina and Iraq-war criticisms, there are revelations about President Bush himself.
  41. Karl Rove Gives John McCain the Reverse ‘Swift Boat’ TreatmentRove writes an editorial pointing out the problem in McCain’s presidential strategy: not enough people know how awesome he is!
  42. A-Poe Is a Smash in HarlemPlus, Bill Clinton and Rachael Ray, together again? And Helen Hunt is reacquainted with Matthew Broderick’s goods!
  43. Heilemann: Rove and Poppy Back Romney’s Pushy Campaign for VP SlotBut McCain would be wise to think twice before running with a guy whom he kind of hates.
  44. Robin Williams Bounces Back QuicklyWho is Robin Williams new girlfriend? Which socialite is shipping out of town? And which actress-singer’s voice “doesn’t match her face” according to a Grammy-winning artist? Find out in our daily rundown of the juiciest bits from New York’s gossip columns.
  45. Angelo Mozilo Just Wants to Help PeopleLAW • After testifying in front of the House Committee on Government and Oversight Reform last week about the gargantuan pay package he picked up while his company hemorrhaged money, Countrywide CEO Angelo Mozilo made Congress a nice little offer: “Mr. Mozilo said he had left a card in each Congressional office with a help line for constituents having problems with their loans. He added that if the number didn’t work, “call me— I take this very seriously.’” [NYT] • Since the federal death-penalty statute was revived in 1998, New York federal juries have been reluctant to impose the death sentence. [NYT] • You know those ads for legal firms in the Metro? Yeah, they’re really not all that effective. [Legal Blog Watch]
  46. Just in Time for ‘Times’ McCain Scuffle, ‘Time’ Editor Says Papers Shouldn’t Endorse CandidatesMEDIA • What is the New York Police Department’s policy for awarding press credentials? Journalists wonder the same thing. [NYT] • Time managing editor Rick Stengel ponders why newspapers endorse political candidates at a time when news consumers doubt the objectivity of the media. [Time] • Details of the deal that Newsweek struck with George W. Bush’s former brain have emerged: It’s a two-year, sixteen-column contract. [NYO]
  47. Semel Out at Yahoo, Microsoft In?FINANCE • Courtenay Semel’s dad, Terry, is out at Yahoo. And Microsoft’s $44.6 billion bid for the company might just be déjà vu. [NYT, Deal Journal/WSJ] • Recession-has-already-started watch: The economy lost 17,000 jobs in January, the first time since the lovely tech-crash days of 2003 that total payrolls have shrunk. [Reuters via NYT] • One of the few lucky bankers with a bonus burning a hole in your pocket? Try London restaurant Vivat Bacchus’ new “Bonus Tasting Menu” for a mere £1,000. [DealBook/NYT]
  48. Karl Rove Is a Sparkling, Multifaceted CreatureYou don’t usually get much insight into people from their Vanity Fair Proust Questionaire; usually it sounds like they’re just trying to show off. But not Karl Rove, whose answers in the latest issue are so interesting and thoughtful, we found ourselves, well, not hating him. Indeed, the Questionaire seemed to have brought out a new side of the former chief of staff, as the sunlight brings out the rainbows in a prism. For instance, could you have imagined that the earnest Texan is a fan of high-society satirist Evelyn Waugh? Or that his most overused phrase is “Fabulous!”? (How could that have worked at the White House? “Let’s start a war with Iraq.” “Fabulous!” “Let’s start a warrantless wiretapping program.” “Faaaaaaabulous!”) Also, he says his most deplored trait in others is not being authentic. Okay, now he’s just fucking with us. Proust Questionaire: Karl Rove [Vanity Fair] UPDATE!: Someone just pointed out to us that VF editor Graydon Carter was not as enchanted by Karl Rove’s Proust Questionaire as we were. In fact, he devoted half of his editor’s letter to making fun of Rove’s answers and the man himself!
  49. Bill Clinton Pulls a Karl RoveLate yesterday, Bill Clinton made an interesting statement while stumping for Hillary in Iowa. He predicted Mike Huckabee (who, like Clinton, hails from Hope, Arkansas) would win the Republican caucus today and even gave him a sort of hedging endorsement. From the Sun: “Governor Huckabee has got a little hometown pride going because it looks like the Iowa republicans are going to give him the caucus.” … “He looks to me like the only one who can tell a joke. It’s a pretty dark crowd.” … “You know he was underestimated. He’s got on well here and it doesn’t surprise me.” That’s weird, huh? Especially since in some polls (like one in Arkansas, for example), Huckabee is the only candidate who poses a threat to Clinton’s wife, Hillary. It’s odd that Bubba would add his weight to Huckabee’s momentum. Except, wait a minute, isn’t this familiar? Didn’t Karl Rove and President Bush sort of tout Hillary herself as an inevitable Democratic choice, thus playing into her “de facto nominee” primary strategy? Rove and Bush did it because they assume Hillary’s negatives will take her down in the general election, so they felt safe encouraging her. Does former president Clinton feel that Huckabee is already flawed enough that he can’t win in a national election? Or does he know something we don’t (other than, you know, how to run a country) that might come up later? We’re not sure. All we can tell you is you’re lucky we’re not drinking already. President Clinton Predicts Huckabee Win in Iowa [NYS]
  50. Morgy Says, ‘I’m Too Old to Retire!’LAW • Robert Morgenthau called a press conference in response to a “Page Six” item about him stepping down after 33 years: “I’m too old to retire.” The man is 88! [NYT] • Big-time Mayer Brown partner Joseph Collins, who maintains offices in both New York and Chicago, has been indicted for fraud in the Refco case. [Above the Law] • Which court is the worst “judicial hellhole” in the country? [Law Blog/WSJ]
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