The Disc That Told All

The Bush team likes to keep its secrets. But some embarrassing ones got out last week when a computer disc carrying White House political adviser Karl Rove's analysis of the 2002 elections was accidentally dropped in the streets of Washington and picked up by a surprised Democratic Senate staffer. The playbook confirmed much of what the Democrats have long suspected about an Administration that professes to be nonpolitical. A top strategy point advises Republican candidates to "focus on the war and economy," though the White House has said the war effort will not be used to win votes. A section that...

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