Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Karl Rove Schlepping His Memoir Around Town

In the February 2008 issue of Vanity Fair, the editor, Graydon Carter, writes about Karl Rove schlepping his memoir around. A couple of exerpts follow:
As I write this, Bush’s “Brain”--a cruel put-down if ever there was one--is making the rounds of book publishers soliciting offers for his forthcoming memoir. “This book,” Rove writes in his proposal, “will be about my work as ‘the architect’ of George W. Bush’s successful campaigns and my role in his consequential--and controversial--Presidency.” You really have to admire the fellow’s positive attitude. It’s as if the captain of the Titanic landed ashore and began soliciting offers for his monograph on water safety...

... Published reports say that the protean efforts of Rove’s agent, the Washington lawyer turned literary envoy Bob Barnett, have mustered only tepid interest in the project ... Curiously, some of the publishers Rove visited found him to be arrogant, deluded, and apparently of the minority opinion that his former boss’s administration has been a thumping success.

1 comment:

ThePoliticalCat said...

HAHAHAHAHA!!!! Oh, my god, Carter's so cruel. I mean that in the best way, of course. Tears of laughter and joy. The little putz wanted $5 mil for his bumwad, can you believe it? I hear the only person making an offer is Mary Matalin, conservative toad extraordinaire.