by Scoobie Davis
A couple weeks ago, I spoke with Joe Mealey who co-directed Bush's Brain, a documentary based on the book with the same title by James Moore and Wayne Slater.
I haven't had a chance to see the film but the book is scary. Some insights from Mealey that I thought were insightful (and disturbing). Mealey believes (and I agree with him) that Rove, not Dick Cheney, is the second most powerful person in America. Mealy pointed out how Rove not only goes for an opponent's weak areas but an opponent's strong points: John McCain's heroism (as well as McCain's adopted child--which led to the rumor by Rove's operatives that she was McCain's love child), Anne Richard's commitment to diversity, Mark Kennedy's strong record of protecting children, and John Kerry's war record. A couple qualities that Mealy admired were Rove's tenacity and street smarts.
Buy the film here.
Bloggers, help with a Googlebomb: hyperlink the words "Karl Rove" to the following URL: http://www.bushsbrain.com/
The result will look like this: Karl Rove
UPDATE: Bush's Brain screens on the Sundance Channel on November 1 at 10:10 EST.