Skip to comments.Rove: Palin Endorsement “Not Worth Snot” For Gingrich
Posted on 03/07/2012 1:27:19 PM PST by VinL
Karl Rove mockingly dismissed the value of Sarah and Todd Palin's endorsements on a private conference call today, noting that their backing of Newt Gingrich in Alaska "demonstrated that endorsements dont mean snot."
BuzzFeed obtained the dial-in information for the conference call with Barclays Capital clients and employees, in which Rove outlined the state of the Republican race for the presidency and the path forward for the candidates.
Its no secret that Rove, who orchestrated President George W. Bushs presidential wins, is no fan of the Palins, and has repeatedly sparred over with the former Alaska Governor since she entered the national political scene in 2008.
Rove criticized Palin for being hyper-sensitive to criticism last year, saying shed need to get a a slightly thicker skin if she wanted to run for president. In 2008 he called her selection as John McCain's running mate a political decision, as opposed to a decision to be best prepared to govern.
Rove also said on the call that he expects Democrats to hold the Senate, and that Newt Gingrich is on the brink of becoming "irrelevant" to the presidential race.
Whether intended or not, Gov. Palin is now seen as "in" for Newt. I hope she goes all in-- and gets on the campaign trail.
I have always despised Rove.....the little weasel never fooled me for one second. But he sure fooled many a FReeper over the years.
Tokyo Rove would know a lot about snot.
Sarah vs. Carl .... no contest. BTW, followed Iron Dog this year .... thought I was a Todd Palin fan before, but now I REALLY am a fan.
Hey, Karl: STFU and shine your head, moron!
Why do gay “Republican” Pundits ALWAYS try to discredit Conservatives?
Karl Rove thinks he is SOOO smart - and maybe he is, but knowing the fact intellectually does not make it any the more palatable.
Wonkishness is not an endearing quality.
What is a Karl Rove? He's 'snot' anything. Go Sarah! Go Newt!
Fluke you Karl Rove !!
What an assclown he is. When will he go the hell away?
Rove is no Republican. He’s just an egotistical opportunist.
Rush trying to tell a caller today that Karl is good at what he does.
I think I know the answer to this question but was he duping her? :-)
That would be the same Karl Rove who turned what should have been two run away wins into an extra inning affair and a late inning comeback???
In fairness, hge said [ANY] “endorsements dont mean snot.” - not singling out the Palins’ endorsements.
But he doesn’t deserve fairness the little weasel enemy of conservatism with his Romney and Romney-clone candidates.
His one-trick pony died after 2004, and he wasn’t so well then.
Karl sounds a little stressed out. Maybe it’s because his boy Mittens can’t get it done. The Resistance is winning.
Karl Rove is almost single handedly responsible for creating the fracture between the Hawaii Republican Party (HRP) and the various islands wide Tea Party movement in 2010 .
Things have very improved since either .
Poor Rove. NO POWER, and relegated to being a talking head pundit with NOT a lot of influence.
I think he is going away. After that Dance exhibition he gave at a campaign stop in 2008 I think he is going to be on Dancing with the Stars.
They would need a janitor to clean up the mess he leaves..
LOL! I like that.
I 2nd that
Blow-hard!—your nose, Rove!
Well, if ANYONE knows about Snot and Snottiness it would be Karl Rove. But I think that what Rove is observing is the Snot on his eyeglasses which is obscuring his view of REALITY.
Karl Rove is not worth snot.
Gutsy Sarah woludn’t need Todd.
She’d kick the everliving SNOT out of Tokyo all by herself.
It seems that the two pics show two different views of (nearly) the same moment in time...but...the top pic shows a banner behind the signing party that is not in the bottom pic. Interesting.
Wanna bet it’s not worth the tissue used for that snot? NOT!
Rove has backed every Republican moderate that has ran for a Presidential election. He thinks he has the power to turn elections to whom he wants. Where did the first Bush get us? Where did the 2nd Bush get us? Where did McCain get us? Where will Romney get us? He needs to shut up and let the voters decide. Cannot believe Fox pays this man to comment with his chalk board.
“Rove also said on the call that he expects Democrats to hold the Senate, and that Newt Gingrich is on the brink of becoming “irrelevant” to the presidential race”
If anybody should know about becoming irrelevant its Tokyo. His credibility was gone after the Christine O’Donnell campaign. Foxney News is the only place he can still be on the air.
Rove, you malfeasant bastard!
Gop-e Rove is now Robamney’s water carrier We don’t want your lefty rino’s Karl go away
I wish Fox would let Palin and Rove have a little Mono on Mono roundtable. Palin would eat Rove’s lunch. Notice how Fox never has Rove and Palin interviewed at the same time? I wonder why?
what a POS....I’ve been watching him, but this end it......
” Palin would eat Roves lunch. Notice how Fox never has Rove and Palin interviewed at the same time? I wonder why?”
Uh......no you don’t : )
Far too many on FR have a habit of placing politicians and pundits on pedestals just before they get pissed on...
Karl Rove is our cross to bear, a narcissist with an exagerrated view of his own intellect and a man who would sell out his mother for the right price. Can’t stand the guy.
For many years, I just deleted “magnificent”
I have seen it time and time again. Most pols are in it for themselves. Look at our House & Senate.
Speaking of snot, how is Karl Rove? I can’t even read about his ramblings.
Imagine this cretin getting paid for his opinion by corporate business interests.
Some “Republican”—he already thinks the Senate will stay Dem.
God forbid he’ll lift his finger to not make one of “predictions” wrong!
Rove is everything that is wrong with the Republican party.
He is a political slut.
Now. mor ethan ever, I want Newt to win.
Imagine a world where no one shives a git for Tokyo Rove’s opinion.
I would enjoy watching Sarah beating the snot, physically beating the snot with her bare hands - which she easily could, out of Triple-Chins Rove and finish it off by holding him upside down by his ankles over a toilet to give his comb-over a swirley.
Funny, I was just remarking that every time I hear the word ‘snot’ I think of Karl Rove.
But I also think of Rove whenever I hear the other S-word.
It’s a trick of perspective. The low angle shot from the front hides the banner behind their torsos.