Bush’s Political “Brain” Placed in Charge of White House Homeland Security Council

Feb 8, 2005
Press Release
 WASHINGTON, DC - The White House announced today that the architect of President Bush’s election victories, Karl Rove, has been promoted to White House Deputy Chief of Staff in charge of coordinating policy with the Homeland Security Council, among other duties. He previously held the role of Senior Advisor to the President, a largely political position.  

Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney, Chair of the House Democratic Task Force for Homeland Security said: “The Bush White House has repeatedly insisted that they don’t politicize homeland security, but now they are placing their chief political strategist in charge of the Homeland Security Council. I’d like to see how they are going to defend charges of politicization now.”