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Flabbergasted Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-31-07 04:42 PM
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Karl Rove and George Bush had a reading contest? LOL


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RUSH: Does it frustrate you...? I know you said earlier just ignore the criticism. Does it frustrate you with all the attacks on him as brain dead or a frat boy, that you're the brain and this sort of thing, or do you shelve that and just go about your day?

KARL ROVE: Well, I shelve that, but I have to admit I'm amused by it because, you know, this is one of the best-read people I've ever met. This is a Harvard MBA. This is a Yale undergraduate whose major was history and whose passion is history. Many times the people I see criticizing him are, you know, sort of elite, effete snobs who can't hold a candle to this guy. What they don't like about him is that he is common sense, that he is Middle America.

RUSH: He outsmarts 'em.

KARL ROVE: Yeah, and look, in a way, they "misunderestimate" him, and he likes that.

RUSH: (Laughs.)

KARL ROVE: In fact, I think to some degree he cultivates that because it doesn't matter to him if somebody on the Upper East Side is putting their nose in the air about him. You know, he is who he is, and he's comfortable in his own skin, and he's not going to change just to win popularity with the elites.

RUSH: You said that he's a voracious reader. Tell people. You and he have a reading contest.

KARL ROVE: We do. We do. It happened by accident. We generally gossip on Sundays, and the Sunday before New Year's of last year, 2006, we were gossiping and I could hear Laura in the background and the president said to me, "Do you have any good New Year's resolutions? I gotta figure out a good New Year's resolution," and I said, "I'm a big reader." When I moved to Washington we brought 158 cartons of books, and, you know, I love to read. It's a great way to relax and a great way to learn. I said, "Well, yeah, my object in 2006 is to read a book a week. My object is to do 52 books in a year," and he said, "Great," sort of dismissed it and went on. Well, about the 2nd or 3rd of January we're in the Oval Office waiting for the vice president and a couple of others to straggle into a meeting and he looked at me, and said, "I'm on my second. Where are you?" So we went off to the races on a book contest and we kept track of books, and I leaped to an early lead, and he began a refrain which he's used a lot which is that he was in second place because he was the leader of the Free World and had a real job to do, which sort --


RUSH: (Laughs.)

CALLER: I mean, look, this is competitive, but I mean, come on, please. But no, we've had a great contest. It's been a great experience the last year and a half. We've been trading book suggestions back and forth.

RUSH: How many books have you guys read?

KARL ROVE: I beat him last year, 110 to 94, and I'm ahead this year. I won't give you the total because it would crush you, and again he keeps saying, "Look, I'm the leader of the Free World, but, you know, I won the first year." In fact, it was almost... It was very funny.

RUSH: Wait. He's not reading little pamphlets. (Laughing.)

KARL ROVE: No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no! In fact, we both agreed upon a Mutually Assured Destruction. When we got too competitive last year, we both started reading John D. MacDonald mysteries, which are really delicious. He's a wonderful writer, a Floridian, who writes a wonderful set of mysteries, Travis McGee mysteries, and we both decided that we loved them. We were reading them quickly, enjoying them a lot, and then we realized this was being far too competitive. So we limited the number of John D. MacDonald mysteries we were both reading, so we could get back to the serious stuff.

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DrDan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-31-07 04:47 PM
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1. barf . . . . .. . . . . .. . n/t
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NoodleBoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-31-07 04:50 PM
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2. Ok, on one hand, he's not an "elite efete snob;" on the other, he's a Harvard MBA
Aside from that-- has he really just left running the world up to Dick Cheney while he and his best buddy have a reading competition?
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The Count Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-31-07 04:52 PM
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4. A very manly Harvard MBA to you, and can read My Pet Goat running AND sitting,
thank you very much! :+
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Flabbergasted Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-31-07 04:55 PM
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7. I was thinking the same thing. If these were full sized books then they would be reading constantly
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MrCoffee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-31-07 04:50 PM
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"We generally gossip on Sundays"
KKKarl: You know about Valerie Plame, right?

Chimpy: Heh heh...no, what?

KKKarl: She's CIA

Chimpy: Heh heh...what's that?

KKKarl: *Sigh*
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The Count Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-31-07 04:53 PM
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6. In a manly, cowboy way, ya know?
Just making it clear for you suspicious libruls out there
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The Count Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-31-07 04:50 PM
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3. Ummm- so how many books does My Pet Goat count as? Once for every kid in the room?
Once for every minute he sat glued?
Fecal Geranium (Colbert's nick for him) will manage to make W an even greater joke than he already is!
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partylessinOhio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-31-07 04:53 PM
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5. Do you see these books in this photo of * at MLK Jr. Charter School?
I doubt that he even read these children's book which he bragged about bringing for these poor Black students.

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jimshoes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-31-07 04:57 PM
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8. If you don't count the Playboy's and Penthouse
and Hustler magazines, I suspect the number is very close to zero.
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TomInTib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-31-07 05:08 PM
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9. Yeah, right. And Ann Richards was a lesbian.
I would gladly do hard time for a few minutes with that asswipe.
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notadmblnd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-31-07 05:15 PM
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10. reading the inside of the front and back covers
does not constitute reading the entire book.. someone should tell the little idiot that.
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-31-07 06:39 PM
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11. The chucklehead can't even read a teleprompter. nt
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