From a unique seat to view history, Karl Rove will pull back the curtain on the Bush administration, set the record straight on those controversial years, and show how tests of character affected him and his family. He lays out the facts, frankly responds to critics, passionately articulates his political philosophy and openly explains the reasons behind his decisions in campaigns and the White House.
Karl Rove served as Senior Adviser to President George W. Bush from 2000 to 2007 and Deputy Chief of Staff from 2004 to 2007, overseeing the Offices of Strategic Initiatives, Political Affairs, Public Liaison, and Intergovernmental Affairs and serving as Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy, coordinating the White House policymaking process.
Washington Post columnist David Broder has called Mr. Rove a master political strategist whose “game has always been long term…and he plays it with an intensity and attention to detail that few can match.” Fred Barnes, executive editor of The Weekly Standard, has called him “the greatest political mind of his generation and probably of any generation….”
Before Mr. Rove became known as “The Architect” of President Bush’s 2000 and 2004 campaigns, he was president of Karl Rove + Company, an Austin-based public affairs firm that worked for Republican candidates, nonpartisan causes, and nonprofit groups. His clients included over 75 Republican U.S. Senate, congressional, and gubernatorial candidates in 24 states, as well as the Moderate Party of Sweden.
As a Fox News contributor, Mr. Rove provides a “genuine feel of inside knowledge,” says David Zurawik, Baltimore Sun television critic. Megan Garber of the Columbia Journalism Review says that he has “focused his punditry on what he knows best: strategy.” Even The New York Times concedes that “Rove’s substantive contributions may now inspire a little work ethic among the celebrity talking heads who may be forced to bring to the news a little more data and a little less opinion, a recalibration that would be welcome to its devoted viewers.”
Mr. Rove writes a weekly op-ed for The Wall Street Journal, is a Newsweek columnist, and is the author of Courage and Consequence (Threshold Editions, 2010). A Colorado native, he attended the University of Utah; the University of Maryland, College Park; George Mason University; and the University of Texas at Austin.