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Monday, February 27, 2006

Newsflash from Drudge: GWB and Karl Rove say Hillary will win Dem Primary, but lose general election....

Very interesting newsflash from drudgereport, citing quotes from both GWB and Karl Rove on Hillary Clinton from Bill Sammon's new book, "Strategery." Stay tuned to this developing story.

More below and at above link.
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"BUSH, ROVE SAY HILLARY WILL WIN DEM PRIMARY -- BUT LOSE GENERAL ELECTION"

**World Exclusive** President Bush and his top strategist, Karl Rove, say Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton will be tough to beat in the Democratic presidential primaries of 2008 -- but not in the general election! MORE! Reporter Bill Sammon, who joins the WASHINGTON EXAMINER as Senior White House Correspondent, is set to launch his new book, STRATEGERY.

In the Book, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned, Rove is quoted on the-record and is unleashed on Hillary: There is a “brittleness about her” that could prove a weakness in November 2008. But Rove added that the “hard-driving” Clinton will easily vanquish Democratic primary rivals like New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson and former Virginia Gov. Mark Warner, who are merely “preening for the vice presidential slot.”

President Bush cautioned that Hillary Clinton should not be underestimated.“She is a smart person, and obviously has got a lot of experience,” the president said in an exclusive interview for the book STRATEGERY, which is being published Monday. “It is helpful, to a certain extent, to have seen the presidency and presidential campaigns firsthand....”

I think Hillary Clinton will be a formidable candidate,” Bush said. “And I don’t know the inner workings of the Democrat primary that much, but she will be a formidable candidate in the Democrat primary, is what I meant....”

“She is the dominant player on their side of the slate,” Rove said of Clinton. “Anybody who thinks that she’s not going to be the candidate is kidding themselves.” But he added that New York Democrat is sometimes too cautious and “philosophically very liberal,” despite recent efforts to appear moderate.

Bush vowed to refrain from anointing a GOP successor, saying: “I won’t be involved in picking.” Still, he had praise for his brother, Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who insists he is not running for president. “He’s a wonderful person who has got a great record as governor,” Bush said in the Oval Office interview. “And most of the presidents have come from the governor’s ranks because they have shown the capacity to set agendas and get results and administer. “Should he say that ‘I’m interested,’ I think he would be a formidable candidate,” he added....

The president also lauded another Republican who professes no interest in succeeding him - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.“She’s a remarkable woman,” he said...."

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