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Titel: Rove Exposed
Autor/en: James Moore, Wayne Slater

ISBN: 0471787086
EAN: 9780471787082
How Bush's Brain Fooled America.
2:B&W 6 x 9 in or 229 x 152 mm Perfect Bound on Creme w/Gloss Lam.
Sprache: Englisch.
John Wiley & Sons

20. Oktober 2005 - kartoniert - 238 Seiten

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A stirring account of Bush's most influential and manipulative political strategist. Who is Karl Rove and how did he acquire so much political power? What motivates someone to use one of the most powerful offices in the country to intimidate political enemies and possibly leak the name of CIA operative Valerie Plame? This fascinating book pieces together the puzzle of Rove's extraordinary political life through personal interviews with Rove himself as well as revealing stories from friends and foes alike. James Moore and Wayne Slater take you on a fast-paced ride that uncovers both the masterful skills and secret machinations of the President's chief political strategist.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

Foreword.

Introduction: King Karl or Mr. Co-President?

1. Off to The Show.

2. Consultant, Bug Thyself.

3. Politically Paranormal.

4. Livin' with the Long Knives.

5. Running for Cover.

6. Proof of Performance.

7. The Boy Who Forgot to Be a Boy.

8. Gone to Texas.

9. Refining the Crude.

10. To the Victor.

11. Contests Without Rules.

12. Product Launch

13. Everything Matters.

14. Whose Dream Is This, Anyway?

15. Rovian Cancer.

Notes.

Index.

About the Author.

Portrait

James C. Moore is the co-author of the New York Times bestseller, Bush's Brain: How Karl Rove Made George W. Bush Presidential, and Bush's War for Reelection: Iraq, the White House, and the People. A documentary film about his first book, "Bush's Brain," was made and appeared in theatres in major U.S. cities. He is an Emmy award-winning former television news correspondent who has traveled on every presidential campaign since 1976 and was a full-time correspondent on the Bush campaign. Moore's numerous professional honors include the Edward R. Murrow Award from the Radio and Television News Directors' Association and the Individual Broadcast Achievement Award from the Texas Headliners' Foundation. He has appeared on The Today Show, NBC Nightly News, CBS Evening News, CNN's American Morning, Hardball with Chris Matthews, and numerous other television programs.
Wayne Slater is Senior Political Writer for The Dallas Morning News. He was appointed after serving 15 years as Austin bureau chief. He has appeared on numerous network television shows and is co-author of the bestseller, Bush's Brain. Slater traveled for 16 months covering the presidential campaign of George W. Bush. He has covered every Republican and Democratic national convention since 1988. He has appeared on NBC's Meet the Press, CNN's Crossfire and Inside Politics, ABC's Nightline and Good Morning America, C-Span, National Public Radio and Fox News' The Beltway Boys and The O'Reilly Factor.

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Now we know: Karl Rove "is the co--president of the United States." (And you thought it was Dick Cheney.) "Karl Rove thinks it, and George W. Bush does it," write James Moore and Wayne Slater in Rove Exposed: How Busha s Brain Fooled America, an update of their bestselling Busha s Brain. In the latest attempt to understand the political mastermind who gives liberals the vapors, Moore (a TV news correspondent) and Slater (Austin, Tex., bureau chief for the Dallas Morning News) go through a laundry list of Rovea s alleged wrongdoing: that while running a Texas gubernatorial campaign, he may have planted a bug in his own office to cast suspicion on the opposing candidate; that he had a pet FBI agent open investigations of top Democratic officials in Texas at key moments in elections; that he held "dirty trick seminars" on campaign espionage for fellow College Republicans; that he told Robert Novak that Joseph Wilsona s wife, Valerie Plame, worked for the CIA. (Oh wait, that was Official A.) Rove, they conclude, is one bad dude: "If Karl Rove were not sitting in his office in the White House, there might have been no war in Iraq; there would be underprivileged children still attending Head Start programs ... there would be low income families getting health care ... there would be competitive bidding on contracts to rebuild Iraq instead of delivery of deals to Halliburton ... there would have been no California recall ... there would be a complete and honest report from the 9/11 Commission ... there would be real funding for Homeland Securitya s First Responders [and] there would even be more people with jobs." And every night, the Tooth Fairy would fill your pillow with gold doubloons. --Rachel Hartigan Shea (The Washington Posta s "Book World " section, November 6, 2005)
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