Thursday, March 19, 2009

Corn: Rove should call his book 'To Kill a Presidency' - David Edwards and Muriel Kane

MSNBC's David Shuster revealed on Tuesday that he recently received a Twitter message from former White House adviser Karl Rove, saying, "Wait until the book-you're in there!""So Karl Rove is writing a book!" Shuster exclaimed. "It sounds like Rove may try and settle some scores!" He then turned to David Corn, who, like Schuster, did significant reporting on the leak of CIA officer Valerie Plame's identity, and asked "Do we have anything to fear?""I don't think you and I do," Corn replied. "Maybe the president, or the former Vice President, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Condi Rice." Corn then leaned forward conspiratorially and added, "That's only if he -- tells the truth. So they have nothing to fear either."Asked for ideas about what Rove might call his book, Corn came up with such possibilities as "To Kill a Presidency," "Low Expectations: Why the Bush Administration was Really, Really, Really Much Better Than Everyone Says," and "The Guilt-Free White House Diet: Telling Fibs to Lose Weight and to Protect Your -- Abs."Shuster then invited liberal commentator Ed Schultz and former McCain spokesperson Tucker Bounds to join the discussion.Bounds suggested that the real interest in a Rove book would center around his continuing influence on US politics and that it might be titled, "The Cloning of Karl Rove: The David Axelrod Story.""There's a big difference between [Obama political adviser] David Axelrod and Karl Rove!" Schultz objected."Here's what Karl Rove is going to be remembered for by the American people," Schultz went on, singling out Rove's alleged involvement in the politicization of the Justice Department and the firing of US Attorneys. "The American people are used to dirty politics and underhanded tricks and such stuff," Schultz explained. "The Judiciary is sacred territory to all Americans ... and I can guarantee you the American people do want to see prosecutions."This video is from MSNBC's 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., broadcast Mar. 17, 2009.Download video via

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