March 10th, 2010
09:39 PM ET
5 years ago

Axelrod plans to read Rove's new book

WASHINGTON (CNN) – An unlikely tome has been seen in the Obama West Wing: "Courage and Consequence: My Life as a Conservative in the Fight," the new memoir by ex-Bush adviser Karl Rove.

A copy of the book was spotted Wednesday in the office of White House senior adviser David Axelrod, who is arguably Barack Obama's Rove. Axelrod confirmed to CNN he got a copy of the book from White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs and is planning to check it out.

"I will read it," said Axelrod, who noted that he and Rove also were planning to have dinner a few months ago but the event was canceled because of scheduling reasons.

Axelrod hopes to re-schedule dinner with Rove down the road, undoubtedly trying to glean some insights about serving in the White House, dealing with midterm elections, and possibly looking ahead to a presidential re-election battle.

Oh, to be a fly in the wall for that one.


Filed under: David Axelrod • Karl Rove
soundoff (10 Responses)
  1. Claudia, Houston

    Rove and Liz Cheney want the Gitmo lawyers outed, is this their attempt to save their own you know what. Rove and Cheney can run but they can't hide. I think Rove is writting a book to send out a life rope and Liz's old dad Cheney is waiting on number 6, the mark of the beast.

    March 10, 2010 10:19 pm at 10:19 pm |
  2. John Kaufman, Oceanside, CA

    I couldn't agree more with Kennedy even though I am not a Democrat.
    The liberal, bias news media was on Bush's ass when he was in Iraq & Afganistan, but now that Obama is fully in Afganistan and by the way it is now his war, the communist news media chooses not to let the American people know anything as to what is going on with this war.
    All the American people get is BS trivia that means mostly nothing.
    No wonder the newspapers in most of this country are nothing but fish wrappers and their subscriptions as a result of slanted journalism are way down with some going out of business.
    Oh, but Obama will probably bail this jerks out with stimilus money he doesn't really have, but that okay why not go deeper into debt and bust the buck. Stupid is as stupid does!

    March 10, 2010 10:37 pm at 10:37 pm |
  3. dina osullivan

    Kennedy is so right.All the press cares about is who is sleeping with whom or groping whom. They allmay as well be the National Enguirer and that includes CNN who used to be a good news station.

    Who really cares what Tiger Woods did.That is his wife's problem.It was the same with Clinton.That was his wife's problem but they trashed one of the best presidents due to media coverage.

    We don't hear the important things, just the in fighting, not the war or what ishappening that is good government. Most news stinks and is only interested in sex and purient stories.What a shame.That is why good people are leaving the government.They are sick of the coverage and they are getting no coverage for good government.

    March 10, 2010 11:02 pm at 11:02 pm |
  4. mrsb

    Karl Rove really is such a pathetic little creature. Too bad he was allowed so much power. He had stars in his little eyes when he saw a "president to be" that he could manipulate. His years of influence will go down as a dark era. I hope everyone who reads the book will contemplate how his very sad history contributed to his need for manipulation and control.

    March 10, 2010 11:04 pm at 11:04 pm |
  5. Michael from Ventura

    Can't find ANY reason for reading or listening to anything Kommandant Karl writes or says. We saw and heard it all for 8 long years-enough already! He should be in prison along with his lying cronies like Cheney!

    March 10, 2010 11:39 pm at 11:39 pm |
  6. Anonymous

    Pkm another bush crony who will be put m trail by the state of texas i bet he will say bush and cheney were the best he will be on fox with all the other liars repubs

    March 10, 2010 11:42 pm at 11:42 pm |
  7. acvau

    Why would Axelrod talk to Carl Rove a man who is responsiable for so many young men livies. Rove is going cash in on a book he is writing about W.O.M. D. which he knew was a lie. He lied to our president who was Mr. Bush at the time. President bush should never ever speak to Rove. Mr Bush was good president he just had a bad adviser, and bad vice president, who was Chaney. Ex Vice President Chaney is a tratior, Chaney was the enemey who realley got those young men killed over oil. JUST A WALK IN THE PARK, CHANEY AND ROVE TOLD PRESIDENT BUSH.

    March 10, 2010 11:53 pm at 11:53 pm |
  8. Vic in VA

    No, Ax–don't go over to the dark side! Unless you enjoy really bad fiction.

    March 11, 2010 12:21 am at 12:21 am |
  9. Tom in IL

    Just goes to show you. They're all the same. Like Gov. Ventura said. It's no different than pro wrestling.

    All for show.

    March 11, 2010 08:59 am at 8:59 am |
  10. chris l

    Axelrod should read a book on how to govern. He should than pass along that infio. to Obozo since he is completely clueless on the subject

    March 11, 2010 08:59 am at 8:59 am |