Karl Rove Mis-Quotes Napoleon
Deputy Chief of Staff Karl Rove continued his farewell tour Sunday with an appearance on NBC's "Meet The Press." Rove repeated his attacks on Hillary Clinton, citing her negative ratings, and faced tough questioning from substitute host David Gregory on the legacy he will leave. Rove attempted to justify the White House's handling of Iraq by quoting Napoleon, saying "Your battle plan doesn't survive the first contact with the enemy."Yeah. Um, actually, Napoleon didn't exactly say that. He said this: "Your battle plan doesn't survive the first contact with the enemy. Especially when it sucks ass."
(At just past the 3-minute mark in the YouTube clip above, CBS interviews Rover back when he was devising dirty tricks for CREEP in the Nixon White House. )