Saturday, February 16, 2008

Karl Rove, Teacher, Patriot, Gentle-Man

Curious Students Engaged

Former Presidential Adviser Karl Rove spoke to the school on Monday, February 11. Mr. Rove’s visit easily engendered the most intense controversy on Choate’s campus this year to date. Initially, Mr. Rove had been invited to speak at the School’s June commencement ceremonies, but angry reactions from some students and parents as to the appropriateness of this setting led Headmaster Shanahan to call Mr. Rove to ask if he would consider an alternative date. That date turned out to be this past Monday...[snip]... To Rachel Kauder-Nalebuff ’08, Rove said that one thing he would have changed in his career in the White House would have been negotiating more across Party lines. “That just didn’t happen enough,” explained Rove. “We should have had more members of Congress over for dinner.

Maddie Broder, News Associate Editor, The News, 2008

Karl Rove on a political opponent:
We will fuck him. Do you hear me? We will fuck him. We will ruin him. Like no one has ever fucked him!"

-- Ron Suskind circa 2002.