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  •  And Rove takes this stuff so well (1+ / 0-)
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    Kimball Cross

    Inside, Rove was talking to an aide about some political stratagem in some state that had gone awry and a political operative who had displeased him. I paid it no mind and reviewed a jotted list of questions I hoped to ask. But after a moment, it was like ignoring a tornado flinging parked cars. "We will fuck him. Do you hear me? We will fuck him. We will ruin him. Like no one has ever fucked him!" As a reporter, you get around—curse words, anger, passionate intensity are not notable events—but the ferocity, the bellicosity, the violent imputations were, well, shocking. This went on without a break for a minute or two. Then the aide slipped out looking a bit ashen, and Rove, his face ruddy from the exertions of the past few moments, looked at me and smiled a gentle, Clarence-the-Angel smile. "Come on in." And I did. And we had the most amiable chat for a half hour.

    From Ron Suskind.

    I remember there being speculation at the time that it was Jeffords party switch that Rove was fuming about...

    "Reagan proved deficits don't matter." Dick Cheney

    by nyseer on Tue Apr 28, 2009 at 11:47:49 AM PDT

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