Karl Rove is still

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Karl Rove is still a fundraising draw deep in the heart of Texas. But you know what they say about familiarity breeding contempt:

“I think we actually like Karl a lot more now than we did when he was more active locally,” said Republican consultant Royal Masset.

Masset said there is a sense that Rove in Washington is remaining loyal to Bush while “fighting the good fight. He’s fighting budgets. He’s fighting wars. He’s doing conservative kinds of things.”

As a Texas consultant, Masset said, “There was a real sense of him being a total self-centered (person) who didn’t care about anybody. He would literally destroy people who tried to oppose him.”

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David Kurtz is Managing Editor and Washington Bureau Chief of Talking Points Memo where he oversees the news operations of TPM and its sister sites.

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