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Bush's Brain
Date Wednesday April 16
Time 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location Details
Humanist Hall
390 27th Street
midtown Oakland, between Telegraph and Broadway, below Pill Hill
http://www.HumanistHall.org
Event Type Screening
Organizer/AuthorFlorence
EmailHumanistHall [at] Yahoo.com
Phone510-393-5685
BUSH'S BRAIN

This is a documentary about Karl Rove, "the first 'co-president' of the United States." The film is a Karl Rove primer. It tells the Karl Rove story from the very beginning — from the time when he was in high school. It chronicles his life during the Nixon years, when he learned “dirty tricks” from some of the masters of the craft and then quickly put them to work as a young political operative in Texas campaigns of the late 1980s and early 1990s. George W. Bush could not have become President without Karl Rove, the Wizard of Oz behind the curtain and the man who has become known as “Bush’s Brain.” There would be no War with Iraq without Karl Rove. There would be no Patriot Act without Karl Rove. He was a virtuoso when it came to dividing America to elect his candidate. This film takes you on a guided tour of Karl Rove’s undisputed masterpiece of political artistry: the elections of George W. Bush. It shows how he shaped, sculpted, and packaged a virtual political novice, tranforming him into the President of the United States in less than a decade. Through interviews with close friends, former opponents, campaign operatives, politicians, journalists, and political pundits, this film tells how Karl Rove pulled off an American political miracle: he tutored an unpolished Texas oil man, a son of privilege who never had shown much of a penchant for politics or anything else, a man who had made one ill-advised run for Congress and then hung it up for good. From his masterful political skills to the secret machinations he carefully orchestrated, Karl Rove has been a new calibration in the idea of a “political advisor.” This film makes an explosive case that he was one of the most powerful non-elected officials in American history.

Before and after the film, everyone's invited to indulge in our Humanist Tea House

$5 donations are accepted


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