Rove Doesn’t Appreciate ‘Being Lectured’ by Clintons on Hardball Politics

Former George W Bush political strategist Karl Rove, who became the topic du jour this week when he mused on Hillary Clinton’s cognitive abilities following a 2011 concussion, told Fox News Sunday’s Chris Wallace that he didn’t appreciate being lectured to by Bill Clinton, who Rove claimed has a history of dirty politics himself.

Rove insisted he wasn’t questioning Clinton’s health. “But she would not be human if she did not take this into consideration,” Rove said. “She’ll be sixty-nine at the time of the 2016 election. If she gets elected two terms, she’ll be seventy-seven.”

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Wallace pressed Rove several times over whether his comment was just “hardball politics.”

“I loved President Clinton’s comments the other day,” Rove said. “Let’s remember: this is a guy who ran for re-election by savaging Bob Dole. He ran television ads that said, ‘The old ways don’t work.’ Bob Dole looked like Methuselah in the Clinton campaign ads…So I love being lectured by Bill Clinton, saying this is off limits. You can’t talk about her health or her age. He savaged Bob Dole.”

“So you’re saying this is politics,” Wallace replied.

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