Karl Rove Says He Used “No Dirty Tricks”March 9th, 2010 - 9:12 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar
Washington, March 9, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Karl Rove, who was the Senior Adviser and Deputy Chief of Staff to former President George W. Bush and had campaigned extensively for the former president, claimed at an interview that he played ‘no dirty tricks’ while campaigning. He defended himself and blamed the media by saying that it distorted his statements which resulted in his negative image. Karl Rove also exclaimed that the tricks which were marked as done by him, were basically done by others.
Karl Rove, during the interview, tried to cleanse his image in front of the viewer. Though he is famous for his campaigns, he has been marked by many as a negative campaigner who uses dirty tricks. Karl Rove said that he does not deserve such an allegation. He took the occasion of the interview to clear his position in the 2000 Republic Presidential primary Campaign. The South Carolina primary was later dramatically won by George W. Bush. At that time, many people have blamed Karl Rove of carrying out underground smear campaign against John McCain, who was the strongest contender of George W. Bush. Karl Rove on Monday said that he had played no role in the smear tactics.
Karl Rove also denied that he had gone for any “Push-Pull Poll” of which he was blamed during the 2000 primary election. He went on to say that he believes that the American voters are intelligent enough to understand the lies that are told during the negative campaign and thus has never done any such thing to win votes. However, critics of Karl Rove do not believe his statement and are saying that he masterminded the whole controversial campaign.
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