On Saturday, The New York Times‘ Mark Leibovich filed a piece about the legacy of Karl Rove, George Bush’s former senior advisor known to detractors as “Bush’s brain” and to friends as “Turd Blossom.”
After noting Mr. Rove’s columns for The Wall Street Journal and Newsweek, his gig as a Fox News commentator, and his reported $40,000 speaking fees, Mr. Leibovich points out that Mr. Rove’s name is on everyone’s lips–especially as the Republican campaign for the White House has turned darker in recent weeks.
Mr. Leibovich writes:
Mr. Rove’s brain apparently wasn’t in danger when he spoke on the record Richard L. Berke in the Times‘ ‘Arts & Leisure’ section the next day.
In an article on Oliver Stone’s W., Mr. Berke quotes Mr. Rove as saying, “I don’t think they made any attempt to have this conform to any reality except that which exists in the cerebral cortex of Oliver Stone, which is a brain with only a functioning left side… This is a political film that is an attempt to influence an election that is about four years too late.” (What’s with all the brain talk, Mr. Rove?)
Mr. Berke follows that quote with: