Transcript of Rush interviewing Karl Rove. He has some very interesting things to say about Hillary, who's running some ad campaign declaring that the White House doesn't "see" many Americans - and had the gall to state that some of these "invisible" Americans are service personnel.
"You know, this is a woman who has been less than supportive of the policies that those men and women who are in the frontlines of the global war on terror fighting. This is like a woman who has opposed the Patriot Act that gave us the tools to defend the homeland. This is a woman who opposes the terrorist surveillance program that allowed us to listen in on the conversations of bad people who are calling into the United States. She opposed the FISA reforms that would allow us to listen into communications and see the communications of international terrorists who are communicating with other international terrorists, even outside the country whose messages simply happened to flow through US telecom networks. You know, again, I'm a little bit surprised that somebody with a record so weak on these things would somehow deign to lecture this president, who is very popular among the military and military families because they see him as a strong commander-in-chief who supports them, loves them, and gives them everything they need and want."
Among the more trivial but interesting items is that Rove and the President had a contest to see who could read the most books in a year. Rove won 110-94, which I would say is pretty respectable given the scope of their job responsibilities. Rove also indicated that the President has remained upbeat and optimistic despite the rigors of the job and the near constant criticism from the other side of the aisle.