Karl Rove runs his meetings well, by feeding everyone good food. I think this is one of the differences on Capitol Hill. The Democrats go around with long faces and Martyr complexes. The Republicans have a smile and positive messages. Look at how US News and World Report shows the Evil and Dastardly Karl Rove.
Karl Rove and the U.S. military have something in common: They both agree with that old Napoleon Bonaparte saw that “an army marches on its stomach.” That’s right: Rove, the president’s political and policy guru and White House deputy chief of staff, believes that he’ll have a happy camp of senior workers if he keeps them well fed during meetings.
Turns out Rove isn’t one of those guys who just dumps a box of Dunkin’ Donuts on the conference table, as our bosses do. He fancies himself a chef and entertainer. “Karl loves to cook,” says a pal.
And it’s not just anything he serves to top Bush aides. His signature dish is called “eggies,” a heart-stopping mix of eggs, melted butter, cheese, and bacon grease, all served with bacon and maybe Danish. The secret: whisking. “He’s always there just whisking and whisking,” we’re told. Eggies are what lured key re-election campaign staffers to Rove’s house every weekend for meetings last year. They also drew top Bushies to the White House mess recently when Rove took over the griddle.
This galloping gourmet isn’t stuck on breakfast foods, either. Friends say he outdoes Marie Callender when it comes to pies. The secret here: handmade dough and no sugar; just fruit. “They’re fantastic,” says one of the family favorite, blueberry. “He can cook anything.”