Most people would probably find it flattering to be called the brains behind the president of the United States. But not Karl Rove, the former senior adviser to President George W. Bush who has been called “Bush’s brain.”
The nickname, bestowed on Rove by Bush critics, isn’t a compliment to him but rather an insult to his former boss.
“I’ve known him for almost four decades. He is a really smart person (nudge, nudge, wink, wink).
To suggest that I was his brain is derogatory about him,” Rove said.
"Com'on Karl, pucker-up and give your boss some sugar."