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Rove Corrects Dan Rather


From today’s Meet The Press:

MR. DAN RATHER:  Down in the basement of party headquarters is the operation aimed at embarrassing pundits who say Nixon doesn’t appeal to youth.  The people in charge here are from the 18-to-21-year-old bracket.

MR. ROVE (GOP College Director):  First of all, voter registration’s probably the most important function that we are undertaking now.  We’re also seeking to train college students to run voter registration drives and, and to work towards involving young people in campaigns.  You can’t get a 35-year-old to, to teach the Republican Party how to get the young people.  You just can’t, can’t rely on it.  Young people have got to reach other young people, and that’s what we’re seeking to do.

(End videotape)

MR. GREGORY:  Even then, you were telling the Republican Party how to get it done.

MR. ROVE:  I had a lot of hair back then, didn’t I?  You know what—there was—I want to correct something.  Once again, the media’s got it wrong.  It was not the basement of the national committee, it was the sub-basement.  It was under the parking garage.  It was a fun time.

MR. GREGORY:  Karl Rove, good luck.

MR. ROVE:  Thank you.


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