"If you really want to diminish a candidate, depict him as the foil of his handler. This is as old in American politics as politics itself."
"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future."Karl Rove on John F. Kennedy
"Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress but I repeat myself."Karl Rove on Mark Twain
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."Karl Rove on Plato
"If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand."Karl Rove on Milton Friedman
"It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything."Karl Rove on Joseph Stalin
"And I think there's something about conservatives frankly - and the Left, when it comes to their channels of persuasion, are unpersuasive. They are, most of them are hate-filled, obscenity-clogged rants of anger and hatred."
"Our competition for American business is no longer in the next county or the next state, it's around the world."
"And not only that, I also have the MacBook Air which is really cool. Even my wife is jealous of my MacBook Air."
"As people do better, they start voting like Republicans - unless they have too much education and vote Democratic, which proves there can be too much of a good thing."
"The claim made by Team Obama that every dollar in stimulus translates into a dollar-and-a-half in growth is economic fiction. The costs of stimulus reduce future growth. No country has ever spent itself to prosperity. The price of stimulus has to be paid sometime."