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  • Karl Rove’s departure, and the difference between politics and policy

    on Aug 17, 07 • in Politics • with Comments Off

    Even by Washington standards, the rise and fall of Karl Rove has been a tragicomedy of epic (if not exactly mythic) proportions. Here was a self-taught political scientist who understood the larger sweep of history, a visionary strategist who’d earned the ear of a compliant president, who set out to create an ambitious and game-changing electoral legacy. He had identified all of the elements needed to establish a political hegemony for his party equal to that of FDR or Reagan – and was aided in his moral urgency by the specter of a lethal outside

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