That One Time Karl Rove Imitated Bill Clinton

Everyone wants to take a turn as the former president. Even Bush's former brain.

You've gotta give Karl Rove credit for his boundless capacity to imagine himself as other people. Mitt Romney, Republican leaders, future GOP candidates -- Rove repeatedly imagined himself as someone else during his appearances at the Aspen Ideas Festival, and tried to speak as he thought they would (or should). In one case, the former George W. Bush strategist whipped out an imitation of Bill Clinton. It was good enough that one senses it wasn't his first time doing that particular act.

See our full coverage from the Aspen Ideas Festival here.

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Garance Franke-Ruta is a former senior editor covering national politics at The Atlantic.

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