Karl Rove, former adviser and deputy chief of staff to President George W. Bush, author, Wall Street Journal columnist, and TV and radio personality has added a new job to his resume-guest host on the Rush Limbaugh Show.
While Rush Limbaugh was headed back to Florida from a weekend on the West Coast, Karl Rove subbed for Rush, joining a long line of guest hosts that have included everyone from Sean Hannity, to Michael Medved, to even current uber liberal MSNBC host Chris Matthews.
Karl Rove, his media skills no doubt honed by his appearances on Fox, did a great job as a radio talk show host. Rove covered a variety of topics, from the political state of play to the Flame investigation in which the Left attempted to put him in jail.
In fact Rove was especially gleeful about his not being in jail, imagining during his opening monologue how liberals tuning into the show must be thinking to hear his voice over the air ways. Karl Rove was expressing the old adage that the best revenge is living well, and he has certainly done that.
Rush Limbaugh, the Friday before, was also gleeful at giving Karl Rove his big radio break.
“How long will it be, ladies and gentlemen, before Karl Rove has his own radio talk show? It is a valid question because Karl Rove is going to be the guest host on Monday of this program. I’m going to be out waaaay late on the Left Coast on Sunday. It’s impractical to get back here in time for the busy broadcast on Monday, so we’ve asked Karl Rove to come in. Almost everybody who has guest hosted this program ends up with their own show. So I wonder how long it’ll be before Karl has his. The State-Controlled Media are just obsessed with Karl Rove guest hosting this program. We have John King on CNN last night, a panel discussion. Guest host Jessica Yellin spoke with former Bush/Cheney Campaign Adviser Robert Traynham, Gloria Borger, and Don Baer, all of them talking about Karl Rove doing this program on Monday. Yellin says: “Karl Rove is going back to work in a new role for a day. … George W. Bush’s go-to guy for politics, will be the fill-in host for Rush Limbaugh’s radio show next Monday. Robert, is this a new career for Karl Rove?”
Is there a radio talk show in Karl Rove’s future? Certainly Rove seems to be adroit at handling media. His memoirs,”Courage and Consequence”, was a best seller. Rove’s appearances on Fox News and on other talk radio programs are always memorable in his insights into the various political horse races.
The only inhibiter would be getting a broadcast slot, as competition for radio talk show slots are fierce, and finding the time. Doing a three hour a day, five day a week radio talk show can be time consuming, since proper preparation for each day’s show takes a number of hours out of the day. But if Rove did go that route, he would likely meet with some success.
Sources: Karl Rove Guest Hosts on Monday, Rush Limbaugh, Rush Limbaugh.Com, August 6th, 2010
Courage and Consequence: My Life as a Conservative in the Fight, Karl Rove, Threshold Editions, 2010