'I will say yes, I do think Barack Obama is arrogant,' Rove said Tuesday night on Fox News, where he's a contributor.I will say yes, I do think Karl Rove is beneath contempt, as is Fox News, where he's a contributor.
Rove's line of attack started a day earlier when ABC News quoted him telling Republicans that Obama is 'coolly arrogant.'
'Even if you never met him, you know this guy,' he said at a Capitol Hill breakfast, according to ABC. 'He's the guy at the country club with the beautiful date, holding a martini and a cigarette that stands against the wall and makes snide comments about everyone.'
When asked about the comments Tuesday, Rove told Fox that he was 'not going to get into what I said in an off-the-record event.'
Rove's lines of attack started to anger me when I first heard about them, when various sources repeatedly confirmed that my opinion of him as a "disgusting partisan asshole" was well justified.
"Even if you never met him, you know this guy," I said to someone, anyone and everyone. "He's the amoral operator behind the scenes, with the pack of minions liplocked to his ass, that hides behind any cover he can find and does whatever it takes to manipulate political outcomes for the President who's led us to the sorry state we're in."
When asked why he would utter the phrase "off-the-record," Rove might as well have told Fox News, "It was just to create the false impression that I give a shit about such niceties."
Karl Rove: I can't think of anyone for whom I have less respect.