Karl Rove: Perry’s remark ‘not presidential’

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Talking Points Memo: The George W. Bush and Rick Perry camps have a long history of animosity, but Karl Rove took it to the level of outright offensive Tuesday, slamming Perry for calling Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke’s policies as “almost treasonous.” Rove said Perry’s controversial remark was “not presidential.” “You don’t accuse the chairman of the Federal Reserve of being a traitor to his country. Of being guilty of treason,” Rove said on Fox News. “And, suggesting that we treat him pretty ugly in Texas.” Critics have suggested that the Texas governor’s statement implied he thought Bernanke should be put to death, because treason is a capital offense.

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