JUST ANOTHER POLICY WONK….Lisa DePaulo of GQ interviews Karl Rove:
What’s the biggest misconception about your role in the Bush White House?
That it was all about politics.
If that’s the misconception, what’s the overlooked truth?
Look, I’m a policy geek. What I’ve most enjoyed about my job was the substantive policy discussions. Being able to dig in deeply and, you know, learn about something, ask questions, listen to smart people, and form a judgment about something that was from a policy perspective.
Hoo boy. Anybody buying that? No? Then there’s this:
I get the sense you respect Hillary more than you respect Obama.
Off the record?
Please don’t go off the record.
Off the record… [Yeah, it’s good. Sorry.]
Damn! Now say that on the record.
No. Nope. Nope. Nope.
You may now let your imaginations run wild.