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Bush_Eats_Beef Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-18-05 10:22 PM
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Rove is EMPHATIC: "the idea that Bush is not an intellectual is incorrect"
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/7551282 /

Rove countered the general notion among conservatives that mainstream media outlets skew liberal. He said the media is less liberal than it is oppositional and admitted to being a listener of National Public Radio.

Of his boss, Rove said the idea that Bush is not an intellectual is incorrect, citing his Ivy League education and saying theres always a book on his night stand.



Hes one of the most intelligent, curious, intellectually tough people I know, yet the country misunderestimates him continually, Rove said, playing on one of Bushs more memorable verbal gaffes.

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Nevernose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-18-05 10:23 PM
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1. Hey, "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" is a classic
And far more complicated a text than what MOST Americans read.
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question everything Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-18-05 10:23 PM
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2. Will Rove know an intellectual if one stares him in the face?
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dflprincess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-18-05 10:24 PM
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3. A book laying on a nightstand
is not necessarily a book that will be read.
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Lisa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-19-05 08:28 PM
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29. I bet he uses it as a coaster!
It's only when your nightstand falls over due to the amount of reading material placed on it that you're a contender ...
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rocktivity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-18-05 10:25 PM
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4. If Bush really is an intellectual, Karl
Edited on Mon Apr-18-05 10:35 PM by rocknation
What does he need with YOU???

:shrug:
rocknation

ON EDIT: Holy crap--did Rove REALLY say "misunderestimates"????
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MsConduct Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-19-05 07:45 PM
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25. LOL Excellent question! n/t
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The Velveteen Ocelot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-18-05 10:26 PM
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5. ROFLMAO! The idea that KKKarl is not a lying pile of steaming dog poo
Edited on Mon Apr-18-05 10:35 PM by ocelot
is incorrect. KKKarl, get a clue: Your boss and butt-buddy is as dumb as a box of hammers, and the book on his nightstand is either "Goodnight Moon" or a photo album of Gannon/Guckert porn.
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Fenris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-18-05 10:27 PM
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6. "There's always a book on his night stand."
And that book is a self-help title: "GEORGE, DON'T FUCKING SAY/DO THE FOLLOWING THINGS IN PUBLIC." Author: Karl Rove.
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Robeson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-18-05 10:29 PM
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7. Rove has absolutely nothing to say, that I want to hear.
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Wapsie B Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-18-05 10:30 PM
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8. My Pet Goat!
Bet that's his favorite book.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-18-05 10:31 PM
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9. rove is like an oily greasy used
car salesman. Always pushing the Lemon on the unsuspecting customer.
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Nevernose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-18-05 10:33 PM
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12. I read "oily greasy used" and I thought "santorum"
You know, the frothy mixture of lubricant and...
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peekaloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-18-05 10:31 PM
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10. How many times has Karl rolled over and asked 'Whatcha readin'?"
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benddem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-18-05 10:33 PM
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11. the man is delusional
Bush was a below average ivy league student...who was probably only passed cause of his Grandfather. Did you hear his explanation of why we need to fix social security.
He may have a book on his bedstand but that doesn't mean he reads it.
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tuvor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-18-05 10:34 PM
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13. I am karl rove.
I forgot to preface this with, "You are getting sleepy..."
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NVMojo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-18-05 10:49 PM
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14. the fact that he feels the need to defend the moran tells it all ...
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liwkenne Donating Member (64 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-18-05 11:02 PM
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15. Sorry, Karl
Attending an Ivy League school via Legacy Affirmative Action does not make Bush an intellectual.

Having "a book on his night stand" does not make Bush an intellectual.

An intellectual is someone who has the ability to assimilate knowledge, think critically and abstractly, and communicate effectively.

By any objective measure, Bush is an idiot.
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entanglement Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-19-05 12:15 AM
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16. Bush is an intellectual
and I live near the North Pole, ride a reindeer to work and have Elves for helpers. :evilgrin:
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Aristus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-19-05 12:20 AM
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17. Bush IS an intellectual!
And this just in: Smoking is GOOD for you!
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elperromagico Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-19-05 12:30 AM
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18. So the Ivy League education he got because of his connections
makes him an intellectual? The University of Texas Law School rejected his application for admission in 1970 - why? After all, he's an intellectual. The fact that his pappy and grandpappy didn't go there wouldn't have affected the decision, would it?

As for the book on his nightstand, I'll paraphrase a line from A Fish Called Wanda: "Apes read Nietzsche; they just don't understand it."
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Writer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-19-05 01:28 AM
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19. No, Karl. Bush was ONCE intelligent...
... until the drugs. Karl, please, stop projecting your homoerotic fantasies on the rest of us. I know you'd prefer him to be your Adonnis, your Einstein, and your George Washington, but the man is none of that.

Hardly.

Writer.
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MsConduct Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-19-05 01:56 AM
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20. If 'the dub' is an intellectual, that means any dumb a$$ could be
the President...oh...uh...wait...any dumb a$$ is! Never mind.
;-)
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d_b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-19-05 02:06 AM
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21. Someone needs to give that prick a copy of The Lorax.
I'm sure he can read that with his Ivy League creds.
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uhhuh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-19-05 02:31 AM
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22. People say the silliest things
when they're in love. Cut KKKarl some slack on this one, wouldya?
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Zuni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-19-05 03:00 AM
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23. The only 'book' on Bush's nightstand in "Penthouse Letters"
That and a sheaf of phonetically primed talking points prepared by KKKarl himself.

Karl Rove, btw, looks like a fat, alcoholic worm of some sort. :puke:
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Spider Jerusalem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-19-05 03:49 AM
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24. An Ivy League education does not an intellectual make.
Edited on Tue Apr-19-05 03:51 AM by Spider Jerusalem
Especially not when the only reason you received an Ivy League education in the first place was thanks to money and family connections.

Nor does "a book always on his nightstand" make him an intellectual; Tom Clancy isn't exactly Michel Foucault, after all. I'd wager that whatever he reads, IF he reads, is probably the sort of relatively simple-minded mass-market garbage that makes the bestseller lists.

Rove makes an argument that will only sound convincing to an idiot; unfortunately, there are a tremendous number of those in this country.
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two gun sid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-19-05 07:48 PM
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26. The idea that Bush is an intellectual is ludicrous.
Fuck Rove and his bullshit.
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Melynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-19-05 08:18 PM
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27. I believe Rove...........NOT!!!!!!!!
I wonder why Rove is putting out this nonsense now.
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Arkana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-19-05 08:20 PM
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28. Uh, Karl, get with the program.
Dubya's DADDY got him into Yale. Because of MONEY. And a book on a nightstand does not an intellectual make.
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