(CNN) – Enemies of President Bush take heed: Karl Rove is set to name names.
The man widely credited with Bush's two presidential victories says his new book will include an accounting of those in Washington who never accepted the president as a legitimate commander-in-chief.
"I've got behind-the-scenes episodes that are going to show how unreceiving they were of this man as president of the United States," Rove told Cox News in an interview published Sunday. "I'm going to name names and show examples."
Rove signed a deal with publishing giant Simon & Schuster last year, reported be worth over $1.5 million.
In the wide-ranging interview, Rove also suggested the criticisms the president and his aides took were partly because they were not part of the Washington establishment.
"You'll notice there was outrage when it was thought that I was the person behind outing Valerie Plame. And then when it came out that it was the sainted [Deputy Secretary of State] Richard Armitage, there was no interest," Rove said. "I don't remember seeing anybody camped out on his doorstep like they were camped out on mine. [It's]because he was part of the acceptable culture of Washington, and I was not. I was one of those Texans who came up. He was one of those perpetual I'll-scratch-your-back-if-you'll-scratch-mine Washington leakers. "
Well, Karl, does that mean the REAL story of what happened in Florida in 2000 and the outcome of Gore v. Bush will come to light? Most of us were unreceiving "of this man as president of the United States" because he was NEVER ELECTED IN THE FIRST PLACE!!! Get a grip, Karl! Go home to whatever rock you crawled out from under.
If Karl Rove is writing a book about who didn't accept Bush as commander-in-chief and "threatening to name names", it's going to be a pretty boring book because (a) nobody cares and (b) nearly EVERYBODY in Washington's name will be in it....duh.
Anything to sell a book that I wouldn't buy anyway. Who cares. They are all gone now...
KARL, NOTHING YOU WRITE ABOUT WILL MAKE
YOU DECENT, INTELLIGENT OR HONORABLE.
IN FACT YOU WILL BE DOING THOSE PEOPLE
A GREAT FAVOR IN NAMING THEM AS THOSE
THAT DIDN'T WANT TO PARTICIPATE IN THE MOST
SHAMEFUL DESTRUCTIVE ADMINISTRATION, IF YOU
CAN EVEN CALL IT THAT, IN THE HISTORY OF THIS NATION.
Please have Karl Rove add my name to that kist of "unreceiving" persons!
And the name of this book will be "Brilliant American Hereoes."
On one hand, there is some validity to being outraged at people not recognizing the authority of the county's commander-in-chief...think about it...what if those who don't like Obama sought to undermine him. This would not be good for the country.
On the other hand, Rove is a hypocrite....I'm sure he's dished it out far worse than he ever received it.
Rove named names before – think Valerie Plame, think the attorneys who would engage in partisan hackery. Why he isn't in jail for that behavior is simply unacceptable. He weakened our country and intelligence network by making it difficult to recruit intelligence professionals.
Its sad that he his on the loose, well people like him wont be on the loose too long. O.J didnt make it too long out here too. The only difference between the men is O.J almost got away with two K R still on the loose with the economy.
Why isn't this man in jail yet?
Good I hope he names names so i can be sure to keep voting for these people who were so "unrecieving" of MR. bush!!!
Rove is an idiot.
Karl please name them. That way, President Obama can award them the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Are the liberals shaking in their heels yet? Has enough froth-filled foam formed in their mouths? Everybody will be buying Karl's book. This was the man that knew everything. His book will be an eye-opener to everyone. Even if you don't like the man, the book will be an important window into how and why things worked out the way they did while Bush was in office. And I actually did very well under Bush, I really don't have any sympathy for the fools who didn't. You liberals voted for the war, too, never forget that.
What, he's going to name names of the people who were bang-on about the imbecile Bush not being qualified to be Commnder-in-chief? Anybody w/ an ounce on integrity and any intellect at all should have denounced an utter buffoon like Bush staining the legacy of the White House.
Hey Karl – you are a piece of crap. Sorry Jesus, but seriously already.
Karl, you seem to think you are still relevant. You are not. However, those "names" you are going to "name" are relevant.
It's bad enough that anyone took Bush seriously, in the first place! Now, you expect anyone to feel shame for NOT taking Bush seriously as a leader? Ha! The irony!!
I don't know who to believe anymore. I used to think Rove was a conniver and dirty politician, but after the extreme media bias I witnessed against Hillary in the primaries, I'm beginning to think the media might have unfairly conjured up a negative image of Rove. It wouldn't surprise me at all.
He'll name names of people who didn't consider George W Bush as a legitimate president? That would be about, um, 150 million Americans or so. This will be a long, long book.......
Maybe he can write the book from behind bars where he belongs........
The led are a reflection of leadership. Bush turned himself into a caricature; thus, no one took him seriously – including the American public.
A Spoiler of Rove's book: "Wah! Wah! It's someone else's fault! Wah! Wah!"
This whiner needs to be in prison.
We already have Dick Cheney's name.
there are more pro-Rove responses than I expected
Ooohhh... Now all of those named will be scared!
And just look at the type of on-line supporter Rove gets: "cant stand", 'Polosi", "hope shes in there too". Well, Karl, you may have a least one buyer of your drivel.