Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Rove slams Perry's comments about Bernanke

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.