Karl Rove left without even a goodbye.
That's how Rep. Peter King (R-Seaford) recalled his first meeting more than seven years ago with President George W. Bush's top political adviser, who resigned Monday.
The two men went head-to-head on "Meet the Press" over then-Gov. Bush's speech at Bob Jones University during the 2000 election campaign. King, supporting Sen. John McCain, criticized Bush for not speaking out against the school's "anti-Catholicism," while Rove defended him.
I guess King forgot to mention his objection that whole "no interracial dating" rule they had at Bob Jones.. musta slipped his memory.
Oh, Peter King.. I bet he's going to miss his buddy, Karl Rove. Read the full article for Long Island's Democratic delegation smacking down ole "turd blossom."
"It got pretty heated. Afterward, he basically walked out without saying goodbye," King said Monday. "But we've come a long way since then."
Far enough, in fact, that King joined Rove at the White House two weeks ago for the signing of a Homeland Security bill. King said Rove didn't tell him of any plans to resign, but said they've remained in touch since their initial debate.
"He is not just a political operative. He's a historian. He can compare the election of 2004 to the election of 1896," King said. "Some Democrats ... think he was too partisan, but I think people in both parties admire him, even if you don't agree with him."