Mr. Axelrod with President Obama in the Oval Office on Thursday.
He also helps decide which fights to pick and which ones to avoid, making him a leading voice in setting the political tone in Washington. The recent back-and-forth with Rush Limbaugh, for example, was explicitly authorized by Mr. Axelrod, who told aides that it was not a moment to sit quietly after Mr. Limbaugh said he hoped that Mr. Obama would “fail.”
At first, I thought it was foolhardy for the President of the United States to parry with that buffoon, but it has proven to be a prescient move.
The two men have never met, but in his new role as commentator, Mr. Rove has criticized Mr. Axelrod as politicizing the White House.
Politicizing? What the hell did Rove do?