We cannot claim to have ever (really) met Karl Rove. Unless you count the time we almost ran him over in the MacArthur Blvd. Starbucks parking lot one Saturday morning a long time ago.
And we are quite sure that he doesn't remember us.
Which is not to say that we don't have an opinion about Mr. Rove. And his tactics. And his proteges. And his "vision(s)".
Pages and pages and PAGES of opinions. But how boring.
Especially when, in our humble opinion, everything you need to know about Rove can be summed up in three sentences.
And, fitting neatly into our world view, the insightful three sentences come compliments of John Weaver.
Via a Adam Nagourney article:
"He gets more credit and more blame than he deserves. At the end of the day, he was the head coach of the political team that won the equivalent of the Super Bowl two times is a row. But other things he did are more subjective: the kind of campaigns that were run and their impact on governing."Everything else is for the historians. Finally.