Not so, Rove said in Huntington on Thursday as he promoted his new book. "Not permanent - durable," Rove corrected. "Nothing in politics is permanent."
He said he never used the words "permanent majority," and a Nexis search returns no direct quotes of him saying it. Though President George W. Bush's GOP majorities didn't even prove very durable, Rove said current Democratic control of Congress may be a historical blip like Republican victories amid Democratic dominance between 1932 and 1968.
- Michael Amon