Bush promotes Rove to deputy chief of staff
WHITE HOUSE President Bush has promoted his longtime political strategist, Karl Rove, to the job of deputy White House chief of staff.He'll retain his title of senior adviser, but Rove's new job will involve him in coordinating a broad range of domestic and foreign policy.
The 54-year-old Rove has been head of the White House political affairs office since masterminding Bush's election in 2000. He also oversaw the president's re-election campaign last year.
A leading Democrat is taking a dim view of the promotion. Party Chairman Terry McAuliffe says it shows Bush "cares more about political positioning than honest policy discussions."
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