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Rove Calls Kerrey “Carpetbagger,” Kerrey Implies Rove Is Fat

Rove Calls Kerrey “Carpetbagger,” Kerrey Implies Rove Is Fat

Local Republicans had already taken the effort to try and attack former Nebraska Senator Bob Kerrey, even before he publicly decides if he is running for Democratic Senator Ben Nelson’s seat.

Now, the national Republicans are taking a swing, too.  Former George W. Bush adviser Karl Rove, using his Americans Crossroads super PAC, has released a radio ad to play in Nebraska, calling Kerrey a “carpetbagger” for considering running in a state he hasn’t lived in for the last 10 years.

“‘Bob Kerrey thinks if he can survive for a decade in New York City then he can make it anywhere, but Nebraskans are inclined to disagree,’ said Nate Hodson, American Crossroads director of state and regional media relations.  ‘For example, Bob Kerrey’s proud support of Obamacare might win him friends in Greenwich Village but it will destroy him in Nebraska – just as it did Ben Nelson.’”

Kerrey, however, seems more amused than bothered by the ad.  And he threw his own punch back at Rove, sending a letter to the former Bush brain explaining that he owns quite a few businesses in Nebraska and never lost his ties there.  “I heard your very funny radio ad and would like to invite you to come to Nebraska and have a burger with my family at one of my restaurants. Or better: Let’s work out at one of my health clubs.”

“I am certain you’ll be glad you did.”

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6:13PM PST on Feb 2, 2012

UGLY, that's what they are!

1:16AM PST on Jan 20, 2012

Are his feelings hurt then? Ah diddums.
Pathetic.

11:41AM PST on Jan 17, 2012

Who cares what Karl Rove thinks, he advised GWB, the WORST President who ever lived.

8:25AM PST on Jan 17, 2012

That is not at all implying that Newt is fat. Working out feels great. If anyone feel He was implying Newt is fat, it's because Newt is a fat ass. Let's just call it what it is. No implying necessary.

6:51PM PST on Jan 16, 2012

The entire world is going to hell in a handbasket and all the politicians can do is sling mud at each other ....... speaks volumes about how we got into this mess in the first place.

12:11PM PST on Jan 16, 2012

FYI, John c. John Kerry is not going to run...it is Bob Kerrey who might run. I will just say, run Bob run, Please.

12:05PM PST on Jan 16, 2012

Timothy m. When you said fat Republican, did you mean Chris Christie?

12:03PM PST on Jan 16, 2012

There is so much more too Karl Rove than being a Porky Pig look alike. Aside from the lies, and vicious attacks on the rights opponents (enemies). Rove along with Scooter, Cheney, and others outed a CIA Agent. Which Bush 1 said was treason, until he found out that it was his sons administration, then we heard nothing more from him. Rove was part of the rush to invade Iraq (Shock and Awe).

Go Kerrey!

Go Obama/Biden!

9:27PM PST on Jan 15, 2012

Why can't Rove just shut up and disappear? We heard enough from him during the Bush years. GW's silence during the last three years have almost made me respect him. Rove should do the same.

9:25PM PST on Jan 15, 2012

Someone said: Would love to see candidates working out, taking walks, and encouraging physical activity.

They can't. they would burn up like the blood sucking vampires they are.

And I apologize to any vampires I may have insulted.

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