9781586483364

Boy Genius Karl Rove, the Architect of George W. Bush's Remarkable Political Triumphs

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    9781586483364

  • ISBN10:

    1586483366

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2005-03-02
  • Publisher: PublicAffairs

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Summary

The Washington Post Bestseller - Now Updated with Five New Chapters and a New EpilogueUnlike President George. W. Bush, Karl Rove, his chief political adviser, is rarely "misunderestimated." Many of the president's opponents see Rove's hand in everything the president does. His friends, and the president himself, are just thankful he's on their side, and always has been. From their earliest days in Texas, Rove saw and tapped the potential of George W. Bush. "Political hacks like me wait a lifetime for a guy like this to come along," Rove said of the future president.The authors ofBoy Geniusfill readers in on the man, his methods, and his plans for the Republican majority for a fascinating, entertaining look at the Man Who Would be Kingmaker, an investigation that debunks myths as it reveals facts, and the story of exactly how American politics works now. From allegations of bugging his own office back in Texas, to shadowy dealings with Swift Boat veterans in the last election, Rove has played politics all the way to the highest levels, and though it sometimes isn't pretty, it works.

Author Biography

Carl M. Cannon is a staff correspondent of The National Journal. Lou Dubose is the co-author, with Molly Ivins, of Shrub: The Short But Happy Political Life of George W. Bush. He was the editor of the Texas Observer for eleven years and worked briefly as politics editor of The Austin Chronicle. Jan Reid is an award-winning novelist and magazine journalist. His most recent book is a much-praised memoir of Texas and Mexico, The Bullet Meant for Me. He is a veteran observer and analyst of Texas politics.

Table of Contents

A Note on the Text ix
Prologue xi
Part 1: Young Republican
1 Gone to Texas
3(11)
2 The Future in Plain Sight
14(14)
3 Whatever Happened to the Class of '82?
28(20)
4 The End of Democratic Texas
48(31)
Part 2: Rising Star in the Lone Star State
5 Kiss Me First
79(10)
6 Two Birds With One Stone
89(20)
7 God Bless Texas
109(8)
8 The Yellow Rose Garden
117(16)
9 Firewall
133
Part 3: The Man with the Plan
10 A Matter of the Numbers
147(26)
11 The Last Precinct
173(14)
12 The Crucible of Power
187(21)
13 The End of Democratic America?
208(27)
Part 4: The Plan Comes Together
14 The foist Senator
235(15)
15 Master of the House
250(17)
16 The Architect
267(31)
17 In Their Heads
298(10)
18 The Machine
308(33)
Epilogue 341(14)
Sources and Acknowledgments 355(6)
Index 361

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