Skip to comments.White House's Roving Eye for Politics
Posted on 03/10/2003 7:57:16 AM PST by MaigretEdited on 03/10/2003 8:06:34 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]
White House's Roving Eye for Politics President's Most Powerful Adviser May Also Be the Most Connected
By Thomas B. Edsall and Dana Milbank
Washington Post Staff Writers
Karl Rove, the most powerful adviser in the White House, serves as President Bush's eyes and ears. But who serves as Rove's eyes and ears while he toils in the bubble of the West Wing?
Methodically and ambitiously, Rove has developed a web of contacts in Washington and across the country to give him the latest intelligence on politics and policy -- which he then synthesizes and forwards to the president in private meetings.
From California to New Hampshire and from think tanks to Wall Street, Rove's network of 150 politicians, lobbyists, strategists, academics and executives -- the most influential among the many Rove speaks with, according to those familiar with his thinking -- have so far helped him to help Bush exceed expectations about his political power. In an administration that is highly centralized and highly secretive, Rove's network of informal advisers explains much about how the White House decides on politics and policy.
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Very interesting indeed.
Read This Article by Michael Ledeen?
Is thinking like this guiding the adminstration's actions?
His current article in NRO is quite thought provoking.