April 10th, 2009
09:24 AM ET
6 years ago

Rove calls Biden a 'serial exaggerator' and a 'liar'

Rove took aim at Biden over his comments to CNN.
Rove took aim at Biden over his comments to CNN.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Karl Rove fired the latest volley in the increasingly brutal war of words between Joe Biden and former Bush administration officials, calling the vice president a “serial exaggerator” and a “liar” over recent comments to CNN about former President Bush.

“He’s a serial exaggerator. If I was being unkind I’d say he’s a liar, but it is a habit he ought to drop,” Rove, who also called Biden a “blowhard,” told FOX News Thursday night.

On Tuesday, the vice president criticized his predecessor Dick Cheney's recent comments about some of the Obama administration's foreign policy decisions. He also told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer and Gloria Borger that former President Bush had described himself as a leader during a private Oval Office meeting, and Biden had replied: “Mr. President, turn and around look behind you. No one is following.”

Rove said Thursday the incident was fiction, and that Biden and Bush had never been alone together. “You’ll notice every one of these incidents has the same structure,” he said. “Joe Biden courageously raises the impudent question, the president befuddledly answers, and Joe Biden drives home the dramatic response. I mean, it’s his imagination. It’s a made-up, fictional world. He oughta get back to it and get back to reality.”

“…You should not exaggerate and lie like this when you are the Vice President of the United States.”

CNN is awaiting a response from the vice president’s office.


Filed under: Joe Biden • Karl Rove
soundoff (300 Responses)
  1. Rafael VA

    That's right you tell him Karl! Let this liberals have it ...

    April 10, 2009 09:41 am at 9:41 am |
  2. vic

    what a laugh. Carl rove calling biden a liar lol. But then as a expert liar himself he should know.

    April 10, 2009 09:41 am at 9:41 am |
  3. Col Kilgore

    Funny stuff. Karl Rove calling anyone a liar. This from a guy who ignores supeonas. Why is anyone giving Rove a soapbax to jump on and spew his garbage from anyways ? The man should be in jail.

    April 10, 2009 09:42 am at 9:42 am |
  4. toordblossom

    where again are those WMD not-liar Rove!?
    You can tell someone has a good argument when they say "come on" 500 times.

    April 10, 2009 09:43 am at 9:43 am |
  5. Chris from texas

    What ab out Karl Rove's little CIA lie?

    April 10, 2009 09:43 am at 9:43 am |
  6. Me in Big D

    Biden is an absolute embarassment! He will never learn to keep his mouth shut – its just not in him.

    April 10, 2009 09:43 am at 9:43 am |
  7. Ann

    Everyone should remember the comments during Obama's selection of the VP. Biden is a known "loose canon" as reported by every news channel including CNN. He has not been seen much because of his diarrhea of the mouth syndrome so Rove called this one right but I'm sure the ObamaNation LaLa land dwellers with slam Rove because you can't say anything negative about THE ONE or his minions.

    April 10, 2009 09:43 am at 9:43 am |
  8. rob

    Joe Biden is a baffoon, he always was and always will be. I'm glad Rove is calling him out on this. The Obama admin has to stop attacking and blaming the Bush Admin for everything. Stay focused on the problems at hand

    April 10, 2009 09:43 am at 9:43 am |
  9. lostincharlotte

    when are charges going to be brought against this criminal? i hope karl and dick keep talking, all they are doing is digging themselves a bigger hole.

    April 10, 2009 09:43 am at 9:43 am |
  10. Obama 08

    Look who's talking Karl.

    April 10, 2009 09:43 am at 9:43 am |
  11. Mark

    This from one of the biggest liars on God's green earth...... I believe Biden over Rove any day, all the time....

    April 10, 2009 09:44 am at 9:44 am |
  12. tcliff

    rove calling someone a liar, thats rich!

    April 10, 2009 09:45 am at 9:45 am |
  13. Ann

    This man is unbelievable. He should never ever allow himself to refer to a person as a serial liar or exaggerater, when this is his job description. He re-invented the spin to the point where the ENTIRE REPUBLICAN PARTY not only have their talking points, but they BELIEVE THE SPIN.

    Karl. Shut your mouth and be grateful you are not currently imprisoned.

    April 10, 2009 09:45 am at 9:45 am |
  14. JonDie

    Rove is both a traitor and a war criminal. He should be tried in US courts, convicted and sentenced to life in prison, then he should be sent to the Hague. Give them criminals Hades, Joe.

    April 10, 2009 09:46 am at 9:46 am |
  15. Lisa

    Pot, meet kettle.

    April 10, 2009 09:47 am at 9:47 am |
  16. Tim

    Everytime you see this man he has his finger in the air like all should give him their direct attention. Why is this crook still in the news? He should be in prison

    April 10, 2009 09:47 am at 9:47 am |
  17. xman

    Is he talking about Biden or were these comments directed Cheney? If there meant for Cheney there about 7 years late. Rove where were you then ? If you are so worried about lies and a "serial exaggerator” and a “liar”

    April 10, 2009 09:47 am at 9:47 am |
  18. Ann

    I believe Joe. Joe is unafraid to express his opinion or thoughts leading him into all kinds of uncomfortable moments. If he and the president are alone, yes, I absolutely believe he said what was reported.

    April 10, 2009 09:47 am at 9:47 am |
  19. John, Rochester MN

    *ring*
    *ring*
    Hello?
    Hi, Kettle? Hey, this is Pot. You're black.
    *click*

    April 10, 2009 09:47 am at 9:47 am |
  20. Foreign observer

    Who´s the liar ? Guess everybody knows what to think about Rove.

    April 10, 2009 09:48 am at 9:48 am |
  21. Bob from Pittsburgh

    look who is talking...!!!

    Idiot

    April 10, 2009 09:48 am at 9:48 am |
  22. treehugger

    pot meet kettle.....

    April 10, 2009 09:48 am at 9:48 am |
  23. Thomas, Baton Rouge, LA

    Takes one to know one, I guess.

    April 10, 2009 09:48 am at 9:48 am |
  24. Mika

    “…You should not exaggerate and lie like this when you are the Vice President of the United States.”

    Like, for instance , telling the world about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq?

    April 10, 2009 09:48 am at 9:48 am |
  25. Mitch

    There are so many things wrong with the fact Rove opened his mouth on this. 8 years of wrong to be exact. The GOP is sinking to new lows.

    April 10, 2009 09:48 am at 9:48 am |
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