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Rove Memo Found In Nixon Archive
Science Daily ^ | 7-14-2007

Posted on 07/14/2007 3:28:19 PM PDT by blam

Rove memo found in Nixon archive

WASHINGTON, July 14 (UPI) -- Even as a 22-year-old, U.S. Republican political operative Karl Rove had a propensity for slicing and dicing the electorate, it was reported Saturday.

The New York Times said it found early evidence of Rove's organizational ability tucked inside 78,000 pages of Nixon administration documents released last week by the National Archives.

Within those pages is a nine-page memo written in 1973 by Rove, who would go on to become the architect of George W. Bush's rise to political power.

Rove outlines for Anne Armstrong, then co-chairman of the Republican National Committee, how to strengthen the GOP by motivating students.

Rove suggests having college Republican clubs show "nonpolitical films for fundraising (e.g. John Wayne flicks, 'Reefer Madness')," the latter a reference to a torrid anti-marijuana propaganda film later revived as a cult film.

In a telephone interview Friday, Rove, now 56, pleaded forgetfulness. "God, this is 1973!" he said. "You work the math. I don't remember it all."

Armstrong later became ambassador to Britain and then returned to Texas, where she today owns the ranch where Vice President Dick Cheney accidentally shot a fellow hunter last year.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: architect; archive; karlrove; memo; nixon; rove
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1 posted on 07/14/2007 3:28:21 PM PDT by blam
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To: blam

LOL. What next?


2 posted on 07/14/2007 3:31:23 PM PDT by Bahbah
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To: blam

Rove probably can’t remember it because he was perfecting his weather machine.


3 posted on 07/14/2007 3:32:37 PM PDT by saganite (Billions and billions and billions----and that's just the NASA budget!)
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To: Bahbah

OMG, the EEEEEeeeeevil Rove-monster!!!


4 posted on 07/14/2007 3:33:12 PM PDT by greyfoxx39
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To: blam

Rove is an evil genius.

Weather machines, Tsunami machines... he was involved in every conspiracy that ever was since Nixon...

That’s why we like him.


5 posted on 07/14/2007 3:34:00 PM PDT by Bon mots
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To: blam

What’s this doing on Science Daily?


6 posted on 07/14/2007 3:34:13 PM PDT by tanuki (u)
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To: blam

The circle of conspiracy. Rove was arranging for Cheney’s shooting incident more than 30 years ago.


7 posted on 07/14/2007 3:34:28 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: tanuki

What’s this post doing for the umpteenth time today? Moderator!!!!!!!! Old news, move on, folks, nothing here.


8 posted on 07/14/2007 3:39:51 PM PDT by hkp123
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To: tanuki
"What’s this doing on Science Daily?"

Science Daily has a Breaking News section.

9 posted on 07/14/2007 3:39:52 PM PDT by blam (Secure the border and enforce the law)
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To: blam
Video - Rove / Nixon
10 posted on 07/14/2007 3:40:35 PM PDT by HAL9000
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To: Brilliant

Imagine, trying to lure young voters in with ENTERTAINMENT!
The diabolical cunning of the man.

Rovian bump.


11 posted on 07/14/2007 3:40:35 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: HAL9000

Thanks. That was great. Boy, I remember how much I dislike Dan Rather.


12 posted on 07/14/2007 3:47:54 PM PDT by blam (Secure the border and enforce the law)
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To: tet68

that youtube video, certainly put things in perspective. Look at our cbs cynically attack Republicans back then, by Dan Rather


13 posted on 07/14/2007 3:48:09 PM PDT by 4rcane
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To: HAL9000
That was great. Rove had hair !!!

Dan Rather still sucks

14 posted on 07/14/2007 3:50:49 PM PDT by Popman (I removed my Bushbot brain chip after he didn't veto the McCain Feingold election anti freedom bill)
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To: Popman

Rove helped Caesar.


15 posted on 07/14/2007 3:53:16 PM PDT by bmwcyle (Satan is working both sides of the street in World Socialism and World Courts.)
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To: tanuki
Weather machines and levy detonations are science, right up there next to the piltdown man, Marxist Economic theory and sea horses.
16 posted on 07/14/2007 3:53:45 PM PDT by martywake (Carpe Jugulum... Seize the throat.)
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To: blam
Just for funzies I wish the NYT would take a look at the role Bill Moyers played in LBJ’s rise to power.
17 posted on 07/14/2007 3:55:07 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter ( Who is the Democrat's George Galloway?)
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To: blam
I love the left's obsession with Rove. It's so fun to watch.

A stroll down memory laned...

Karl Rove Indicted on Charges of Perjury, Lying to Investigators


18 posted on 07/14/2007 3:56:50 PM PDT by socal_parrot
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To: blam

Just wonderin’. Thanks!


19 posted on 07/14/2007 3:57:05 PM PDT by tanuki (u)
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To: tet68

I saw a 25 year retrospective on Watergate where they condemned Daniel Sagretti (remember the Nixon “dirty trickster”) for ordering pizzas and having them delivered to a Democrat function that was supposed to be black tie or something. Twenty five years later, and that was the most sinister thing they could recount!


20 posted on 07/14/2007 3:57:27 PM PDT by gusopol3
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To: blam
Nixon administration documents ... ranch where Cheney shot...""

Tired old Communist tactics - link someone to 'scandal' 0 doesn't matter if it really has anything to do with the person or not. Sheeple read "name-scandal' in their heads 0 and forever more connect the innocent person with the scandal.

despicable.

21 posted on 07/14/2007 4:00:09 PM PDT by maine-iac7 ( "...but you can't fool all of the people all the time." LINCOLN)
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To: blam

“Reefer Madness” was already a “Cult Classic” by 1973. The damn thing was made in the 1930’s. If The Great Rove suggested its viewing he did so because he knew it would be a big laugh.


22 posted on 07/14/2007 4:01:44 PM PDT by whereasandsoforth (Stamp out liberals with the big boot of truth)
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To: blam
ROVE 08

Might as well vote for the most powerful person in the universe.

23 posted on 07/14/2007 4:02:16 PM PDT by mnehring (Virtus Junxit Mors Non Separabit)
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To: blam

Rove outlines for Anne Armstrong, then co-chairman of the Republican National Committee, how to strengthen the GOP by motivating students.


That should be illegal! Showing movies to force young minds to vote republican? That’s child abuse!

Oh, won’t you think of the children?!


24 posted on 07/14/2007 4:07:39 PM PDT by kenth (I got tired of my last tagline...)
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To: socal_parrot

Wow. Rove is also able to turn a sane man... insane. Not really, but Leopold (the author of the infamous Rove Indicted story), was certifiably insane a long time before the CIA leak. Hmmm. wonder if there is any mention of this in the Nixon files?

What a freak.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/06/16/AR2006061601754_pf.html


25 posted on 07/14/2007 4:13:35 PM PDT by cpanter (9/11 - first time in history that fire has ever melted steel - Rosie the Hut)
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To: blam

Considering the massive flow of drugs brought over the border from Mexico due to our porous national territory policy, much of that constructed under Karl, it may have been bellweather that he suggested they show “Reefer Madness”.


26 posted on 07/14/2007 4:15:20 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Sad so many members of the World's Policeman--our fellow Americans--know little about their "beat")
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To: tet68

P.S.-talk to your friend Bebe Rebozo about going for the Hispanic vote. Sincerely, Karl


27 posted on 07/14/2007 4:15:21 PM PDT by dogcaller
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To: HAL9000
Oh my gosh that was great!

Rather sounded like Vincent Price talking about the evil Nixon White House.

And look at Rove...lol!


28 posted on 07/14/2007 4:22:34 PM PDT by andyandval
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To: blam

HA... ;o) The loons are so full of the dumbA’s it’s laughable...


29 posted on 07/14/2007 4:25:00 PM PDT by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand;but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
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To: whereasandsoforth

Good to know that the Rovester has such impeccable taste in movies.

Does Harry Reid remind anyone else of Dr Carrol from Reefer Madness? He has that same super uptight angry thing going on.


30 posted on 07/14/2007 4:48:06 PM PDT by Mad_as_heck (The MSM - America's (domestic) public enemy #1.)
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To: blam; tanuki

The Rove memo may be in the breaking news section, blam, but check out the science news section too. To my non-climatologist understanding, the issue of global warming is not settled science, with solar cycles and other potential causes of “warming” being valid hypotheses. The Global Warming section of the site seems to neglect the real debate, accepting the leftist screed that GW is, as a fact, caused by man/CO2. Just responding to tanuki’s point that Rove’s 1973 Nixon related memo doesn’t seem to be related to science, but it does have a possibly leftist purpose in being included at that site.


31 posted on 07/14/2007 6:03:53 PM PDT by bajabaja
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To: socal_parrot

Is that the FR version of schadenfreude?


32 posted on 07/14/2007 6:51:21 PM PDT by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade. There are only 2 sides. Pick one.)
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To: Bahbah
LOL. What next?

Oh, that is easy, on Monday Keith Olberman will run with the theory that Nixon and Rove were gay lovers.

33 posted on 07/14/2007 6:54:23 PM PDT by trumandogz
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To: blam
After that: Rove implicated in the assassination of Pharoah Tutankhamun
34 posted on 07/14/2007 7:04:05 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Father of a 2nd BCT 10th Mountain Soldier fighting the terrorists in the Triangle of Death)
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To: SoldierDad

That’s it - the MSM has succeeded in tying Rove to that Arch-enemy of Progressive Socialism, Richard Milhous Nixon...
Therefore, he must truly be Evil Personified!!!


35 posted on 07/14/2007 9:22:55 PM PDT by mkleesma
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To: bmwcyle

Rove helped Caesar.


Rove tricked Napoleon into the battle at Waterloo.


36 posted on 07/14/2007 9:29:40 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: 4rcane

It was much worse when there were basically 3 (three) channels to watch, because they were all very similar. I preferred to get my news from the stony-faced types though -
Eric Severaid sort of had a sufficiently ornery countenance.


37 posted on 07/14/2007 9:50:05 PM PDT by Freedom4US
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To: sageb1
Is that the FR version of schadenfreude?

Pretty much. It stems from a mistake a DUmmie made in the premature celebration of the non-exsistent Rove indictment. More here...

http://dummiefunnies.blogspot.com/2006/05/fitzmas-freudenschade-spreads-far-and.html

38 posted on 07/14/2007 10:11:52 PM PDT by socal_parrot
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To: HAL9000

Wow, news was really dull back then.


39 posted on 07/15/2007 1:10:08 PM PDT by RatsDawg
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