Thanks to Crooks And Liars
Bret Baier was filling in for Chris Wallace today on Fox. As with most Republicans Rove talks right over Bill and Baier for most of the interview but Burton got his shots in.
Baier, who was filling in Sunday for host Chris Wallace on "Fox News Sunday," had asked at the Iowa debate whether any candidate would support a deficit-reduction deal that would cut $10 for every $1 in tax increases, and not a single one said they would go for it.
“When Democrats complain about ideological rigidity or stubbornness in the modern Republican Party, do they have a point?” Baier asked Rove on "Fox News Sunday."
“With all due respect that was a lousy question for a debate,” replied Rove, a former top adviser to President George W. Bush. “And if you wanted to get a better answer, ask those candidates individually.”
Former White House spokesman Bill Burton, appearing on the same program, jumped in: “These guys are running for president of the United States. They can’t talk to Bret Baier about what their vision is for how to deal with the economy?”
After Rove hit President Barack Obama for failing to produce a jobs or deficit-reduction plan this year, Burton got personal.
"As someone who was a leader in the White House who turned a record surplus into a deficit, that got us in a war that we never should have been in and turned the floor of the new York Stock Exchange into a casino, I don''t think the American people are ready to hear a lecture from you on good government," Burton told Rove.