Appearing by phone on "The Rush Limbaugh Show," President Bush’s chief political strategist Karl Rove slammed Bush’s critics as "elite, effete snobs.” ...It's easy for the elitists to criticize someone they don't know ... and the libs and dems don't know George W. Bush.
Rove told radio host Rush Limbaugh that he is often "amused” by references to Bush as "brain dead” or "frat boy.” In his Wednesday interview he told Rush: "This is one of the best-read people I’ve ever met. This is a Harvard MBA. A Yale undergraduate whose major was history and whose passion is history.”
Rove also told Rush that that after a 34-year relationship, he’s never "ceased to be amazed” by Bush.
"He’s just as passionate today about doing his job of protecting America and growing the economy . . . as he was the day he came in.”
Asked how he deals with constant criticism from what Rush calls the "drive-by media,” Rove said he tries to "just ignore” it. He said his life would be pitiful if he needed to be "validated” by The New York Times.
And he disclosed that Bush often dismisses attacks by saying, "Don’t worry, history will get it right and we’ll both be dead.”
Rove, who is currently the deputy White house chief of staff, said Monday that he would leave his post at the end of August. Recalling the 2000 election controversy in Florida, Rove said that "some Democrats never got over” the results and "hate” Bush.
Karl Rove has been with George W. Bush since the beginning of his political career in Texas. Rush Limbaugh called him "one of the smartest people you would ever run into."
History, not the dems, will judge George W. Bush, and I believe he will be deemed as one of the finest presidents this country has ever had, a president who protected the American people during a time of war and did not look to polls to decide how to lead the nation.
NewsMax.com has more about the interview here. The Rush Limbaugh transcript in its entirety is here. Also Thank You, Karl Rove.