This morning, Karl Rove called Rick Perry's comments on Ben Bernanke "deeply unfortunate."
"It's his first time on the national stage, and it was a very unfortunate comment. You don't accuse the chairman of the federal reserve of being a traitor to his country and being guilty of treason and suggesting that we treat him pretty ugly in Texas -- that's not, again, a presidential statement."
Here's the key, politically.
"It's not smart politics, either. Governor Perry is going to have to fight the impression that he's a cowboy from Texas. This simply added to it."
Yesterday, Perry ripped Bernanke , calling a potential move by the fed chairman "almost treasonous" and suggesting he'd get treated "pretty ugly" if he came to Texas.
As for Rove, he's been taking a bit of a beating in the blogosphere since the straw poll for warning candidates not to push too far right.