Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Crafty Bush Fired Rove In Church To Avoid Scene

When it came time for President Bush to dump loyal attack dog Karl Rove last year, he chose to give his old friend the bad news in the one place he knew Rove would not create a scene. Bush was clearly worried that Rove's infamous temper might show itself :
“On a Sunday in midsummer, George W. Bush accompanied Karl Rove to the Episcopalian Church Rove sometimes attended,” writes Alexander. “They made their way to the front of the congregation. Then, during their time in the church, Bush gave Rove some stunning news. ‘Karl,’ Bush said, ‘there’s too much heat on you. It’s time for you to go.’”

Maybe Bush knew what he was doing in breaking such bad news in such serene atmosphere: As Alexander documents, Rove has quite the temper.

"He's got a temper and a loud voice and he used it," said Bill Miller, a consultant who worked for and against Rove in Texas. "He's known for getting hot. There are buttons people know about. Losing and getting screwed with will [upset] him in a hurry."
Many key Republicans now view the Bush administration as a failure, and incredibly damaging to the Republican brand. They heap plenty of the blame on Karl Rove. has the full story.