(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. "
Given the way Bush initially took office, it is very difficult to get behind him. The voters didn't select him. A certain official in Florida and the Supreme Court selected him. Since that time, he has shown blatant disregard for the US Constitution, lost our moral standing with an unjust war which he lied to get into, etc. I could go on and on.
One additional item. Respect is earned, not given. Bush did nothing to earn my respect.
Karl who ?
Well Karl, now you know how the Clintons felt & still feel. They were looked down on as ignorant rednecks when they hit town. The Washington elites have never forgiven them for winning elections & being popular with most of the American people. Washington did the same with Jimmie Carter. If you are not from the east or far west you just poor white trash the in that snobbish town called D.C
with all due respect , President Bush took office like a drunk man, with any real direction, jut falsified reports, his cronies in charge, cronies are ok but let them be qualified, enough Mr Rove
I'm a Democrat but if you be honest you know this is true and what has actually happend is that all of the Bush haters swung at Bush but they hit the country, and that's a lot of the reason that we are in the condition that we are in I wonder what's going to happen next?
I wonder how big is this book going to be.
It may not take a long time however. All he has to do is copy the names from all the telephone directories in the country and exclude the names from the Bush administration.
Thats it.. Duh
Next on the bail out list – Simon and Schuster.
The only thing I want to hear from or about Karl rove is what Federal prison he will go to. He should be in the same cell block with Jane Fonda.
What a crock. The same argument was made about Bill Clinton. He only had to worry about his OWN advisors stabbing him in the back.
Blow away, Rove, your time is through.
All of you liberal weenies hated Rove because he WAS SUCCESSFUL. The fact is he successfully and legitimately got his man elected two times!!! He did it without busing in winos and crackheads out of Ghettos and slums.
This man should be in jail. Not writing Kitty Kelly tell all book. What a lack of charater. He is in the news way too much. I think everyone in Washington needs to watch their backs with this coward.
Hilarious! Basically if you're not on this list you're a loser. Duh! Why doesn't this scum slip back into his hole? $$$
You're going to have to add most of the people in the United States.
Go ahead and Name names....bush is a war criminal and so is Rove....Both of them should be publicly hung and quartered...Those two have destroyed our country, letting bible beating evangelicals destroy our way of life, letting the rich get richer...I say eat the rich and hang these two!
The media has doomed President Bush from the start. This is what Bush had to deal with:
– The huge dot.com bubble
– Housing collapse
All of the above (except the hurricanes) were because of the Clinton administration, or Congress. Clinton administration wanted everyone to have mortgages...many who couldn't afford it. How is that Bush's fault.
The vile coverage of Bush is a detriment to democracy. Is it shocking why the newspaper industry is failing? The liberal bloggers-please read something other than gossip and left wing hate, and wake up.
Then we will find out who the true patriots were.
Kristy, get a grip - Karl Rove wouldn't know the truth if it bit him in the nose. He's as slimy as slimy gets and I don't know why anyone would put any stock in anything that man has to say.
I have a few names for Rove, but all of them are unprintable!
1.5 million to name names? Appalling in this economic climate. He should donate the money to charity.
I can't wait to see it; but I know that it won't matter – the Far Left Dems never accepted anything in their lives that they didn't totally and utterly control.
It's amazing how much damage they did and how their pets – the media just lost interest when things which could HURT the democrats came out.
I hope he prints my name, I certainly never accepted the president as a legitimate commander-in-chief. Bush and his texas thugs stole the election in 2000.
He kind of reminds me of Mark David Chapman for some reason....
Go for it Karl, it's about time someone will standup and point out the insiders who don't care about our country or the people they're supposed to represent, only themselves
name names – start with http://www.yellowbook.com and copy 60% of the names in there
Anyone Rove names will become a national hero! God bless everyone who opposed the Bush administration!!!