The Karl Rove Ascension

Karl Rove is now, officially, in charge of pretty much everything at the White House.
But it’s mostly just a title change.
President Bush’s long-time chief political strategist is now assistant to the president, deputy chief of staff and senior adviser.
That’s a lot of titles. But of course Rove has even more nicknames. He’s been called “Bush’s guru,” “Bush’s brain,” “the man behind the curtain” and “the wizard of the West Wing.” Rove himself cracked that his reputation is “evil Rasputin.” And Bush alternately calls Rove “the architect,” “boy genius,” or “turd blossom” — the last a reference to a West Texas flower that grows in cow manure.
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