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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Bush administration mastermind slams Palin

Photo courtesy of MSNBC
Karl Rove told The Daily Telegraph that Sarah Palin's upcoming reality show on the Discovery Channel hurts her chances at the presidency. The King-Maker/Senior Advisor to George W. Bush  commented, "I am not certain how that fits in the American calculus of 'that helps me see you in the Oval Office."

Palin is quoted on the show saying, "I would rather be doing this than in some stuffy old political office," between cuts of her dog-sledding and kayaking. Rove said that lines like this will come back to haunt her. "There are high standards that the American people have for [the presidency] and they require a certain level of gravitas," Rove said. "They want to look at the candidate and say 'that candidate is doing things that gives me confidence that they are up to the most demanding job in the world."

Rove has been active in the midterm elections, campaigning for Republican candidates through the work of American Crossroads, a tax-exempt organization that avoids scrutiny from the Federal Election Commission. Not-Witch Christine O'Donnell's victory over Republican Rep. Mike Castle is likely to have secured the former seat of Vice President Joe Biden to the Democratic Party. On the heels of O'Donnell's victory, Rove questioned her chances of winning. 

Palin shot back, "Bless his heart. We love our friends, they're in the machine, the expert politicos. But my message to those who say that the GOP nominee is not electable, or that they're not even going to try, well I say, 'buck up!'"

Both Rove and Palin are commentators on Fox News Channel.

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