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Goodbye Karl Rove—the Democrats thank you for their high standing in the polls. Alan Greenspan gets the blame for the financial crisis. Plus, the candidates' pets

By Tumbler   September 2007

Goodbye to Bush’s brain

Karl Rove, also known as “Bush’s brain,” will not be greatly missed in Washington except by Democrats, who give him much of the credit for their own revival, and by the president, whose affectionate nickname for his political strategist is “turd blossom.” Rove dreamed of establishing a Republican coalition that would keep power for a generation. For a while his goal seemed to be within reach; from 2002 to 2004, most polls found that more voters identified themselves as Republicans than as Democrats. Not any more. Both Gallup and Harris conducted probes into party identification…

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