Karl Rove got a little testy when being interviewed by Robert Siegel of National Public Radio yesterday. Faced with the possibility of losing both houses of Congress in under two weeks, the normally self-assured Rove resorted to flights and fancy and snippy retorts.
Via Raw Story:
After midterm election interviewer Robert Siegel stated that "many might consider you on the optimistic end of realism" regarding Republican hopes to retain both Houses in November, Rove suggested that the NPR host was biased.
"Not that you would be exhibiting a bias or anything like that," Rove said. "You're just making a comment."
"I'm looking at all the same polls that you're looking at every day," Seigel responded.
"No you're not!" Rove exclaimed.
Rove said that he was reviewing 68 polls a week, and that "unlike the general public, I'm allowed to see the polls on the individual races," as opposed to public polls reported in the media.
"You may be looking at four or five public polls a week that talk about attitudes nationally, but that do not impact the outcome," Rove said.
Rove claimed that the polls "add up to a Republican Senate and a Republican House."
"You may end up with a different math, but you're entitled to your math," Rove said. I'm entitled to 'the' math."
I swear, the holier-than-thou attitude emanating from this man must be downright nausea-inducing when one is up close next to him. Based on this exchange, either Rove has permanently set his spin-meter on "super-duper-hardcore spin" or he is in for a terribly rude awakening coming Tuesday evening/Wednesday morning. I would pay money to see the look on his face when the results begin to roll in and the nightmares of a lame duck presidency begin to creep in.