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Bush's Brain (2004)

PG-13 | | Documentary | 13 March 2004 (USA)
An examination of political consultant Karl Rove's influence on George W. Bush's candidacy.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cathy Bonner ...
Herself - Richards Campaign Official
Bruce Buchanan ...
Himself - Presidential Scholar, University of Texas
Max Cleland ...
Himself - U.S. Senate, Georgia (D) 1997-2003
Shirley Cuff ...
Herself - Proprietor
Robert Edgeworth ...
Himself - Professor of Classics, Louisiana State University
Kent Hance ...
Himself - Bush's Opponent for Congress 1978
Bill Israel ...
Himself - University of Massachusetts
Molly Ivins ...
Herself - Author, Political Columnist
Richard Leiby ...
Himself - 'Reliable Source' Columnist, Washington Post
Susie Lieseke ...
Herself
Wade Lieseke Jr. ...
Himself - Former Nye Co. Sheriff, Tonopah, NV (as Wade Lieseke)
Ken Luce ...
Himself - Campaign Manager for Rick Perry
Garry Mauro ...
Himself - Former Texas State Land Commissioner
Chuck McDonald ...
Himself - Former Richards Press Secretary
Dave McNeely ...
Himself - Political Columnist, Austin American-Statesman
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An examination of political consultant Karl Rove's influence on George W. Bush's candidacy.

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Who's really running the country? See more »

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Rated PG-13 for brief strong language | See all certifications »
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Also Known As:

George W. Bush's Brain  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$11,927 (USA) (22 August 2004)

Gross:

$11,927 (USA) (20 August 2004)
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Written and Performed by David Friedman
for the film "Bush's Brain"
Published by Wandering Moose Publishing (BMI)
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Political consultant as the Oz-like man behind the curtain.
4 November 2004 | by (Denver, Colorado) – See all my reviews

Behind the scenes political consultant who has carefully crafted W's image and choices at any cost. Only a 9 if politics and propaganda are subjects you are interested in. Follows Rove's career since pre-Bush days as he steps on people and does dirty tricks to defeat the many "other guys" he or his clients go against, quite often ending their careers. As a resident of Texas until 2000, I was more familiar with some of the players and "plays" in the first half and enjoyed hearing the story behind the story. As a mediocre governor, and my governor at the time, I was amazed when "W" got his parties nod in 2000 and now I see how he accomplished this. A bit slow or off the path in places, it still makes it's point very well. By the way if Robert Novak isn't held accountable for exposing the CIA operative, there is truly no justice in this world.


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