Foner and Rove: the Odd Couple
Written by Bwog Staff
Item! Karl Rove is a fan of Bwog’s favorite history professor, Eric Foner. According to a 2003 New Yorker profile by Journalism School dean Nick Lemann:
“Rove’s favorite book at the time  was Eric Foner’s Free Soil, Free Labor, Free Men, a history of the early days of the Republican Party, which he read less as a dispassionate analysis of the early Republicans’ strengths -and weaknesses than as a guidebook on how to broaden the appeal of the Party.”
Foner noted this in lecture on September 13th, remarking, “Karl Rove is my man.” His boss, though, is another story.
“I used to think Andrew Johnson was the worst president in American history,” Foner accounced today in class. “I don’t any more.”
In other news: Has anyone else noticed that the Columbia Democrats’ website has been down for the last few months? And that the substitute is a little…empty? And that the Republicans, on a far smaller budget, has one that looks professional? Just saying.