Praise for Bush's Brain "Love him or hate him, Karl Rove is one of the most brilliant and successful political consultants of all time. In this riveting account, Wayne Slater and Jim Moore tell how he got there." --Paul Begala, CNN's Crossfire "Bush's Brain isn't a hatchet job on George W. Bush. In fact, the two authors largely dispel the myth of Bush's supposedly deficient IQ. But, more importantly, they lay bare the story of how Karl Rove may be the most powerful man in America. It's a compelling story told by two veteran Texas journalists who don't need a briefing packet to understand the men they're writing about." --Philip Bruce, KCET/PBS Television, Los Angeles The most powerful individual in the United States may not be George W. Bush. It is probably Karl Rove, the President's brilliant advisor. Who is this man and how did he acquire so much power? Having watched in awe for over fifteen years as they reported on the rise of Karl Rove, Moore and Slater expose the brutal and sometimes morally questionable, but invariably effective ways in which Karl Rove?and America's political system--actually operate.
PART I1. Battles and Wars. 2. Timing Is Everything. 3. Perception Is Reality. 4. Suspicions and Clues. 5. A Number Two Mexican Dinner with One Taco Missing. 6. The Confirmation. PART II: TOWARD THE FAR HORIZON. 7. Never Young. 8. Face Value. 9. Perchance to Dream. 10. Gain with Pain. 11. Born to Run. PART III: HISTORY MAKES MEN. 12. Voices in the Room. 13. He Shoots, He Scores. 14. A Win's a Win. 15. General Rove. 16. The Baghdad Road. 17. Yonder Goes Justice. Notes. Index.