Beyond campaigns, Rove has put aides on notice that his focus is also Bush's presidential legacy. At a meeting of senior White House staffers this month, one official recalled, budget director Rob Portman suggested in the course of discussing some issues that time was limited. "We've only got so much time left," Portman said.Well, just one little problem here, Karl . Do I really need to say it, or isn't it quite obvious what I'm thinking after reading Rove's quote?
"Wait," Rove interrupted. "We've got a lot of time left. Jack Kennedy's whole presidency was 2 1/2 years."
In the words of the late Lloyd Bentsen, "W, you're no Jack Kennedy."