It is perhaps one of the few times we’ll see the names of Karl Rove, Paul Begala and James Carville together in a harmonious way. The trio has been inducted into the American Association of Political Consultants Hall of Fame for making “an indelible mark on our nation’s — and the world’s — political landscape,” says Dale Emmons, president of the organization.
Messrs. Begala and Carville, both CNN analysts, are credited as the point men of former President Bill Clinton’s campaign and administration. Mr. Rove gets accolades as the central adviser to former President George W. Bush, when he was Texas governor and in the White House.
“I am excited to see this recognition for Karl,” says Art Hackney, who is vice president of the association.
“For many of us on the Republican side, Karl exemplifies the best of the political consulting business. Karl built his reputation on his encyclopedic knowledge of political history, his dedication to his clients and his ability to enjoy the process of a frequently ferocious business. His is a career well-lived.” alive and well here. More than half of those who were “very liberal” or “very conservative” discovered their online acquaintances had different political beliefs than their own. Some were not pleased.
“In all, 28 percent of liberals have blocked, unfriended, or hidden someone on social-network sites because of one of these reasons, compared with 16 percent of conservatives,” the study notes.