Bush Benefits From A Rove-Less White House

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President Bush is benefiting from a Karl Rove-free White House and the lower-profile approach of his successor, who high-ranking Republican Party activists and operatives say helped the administration to key victories at the end of last year.

Mr. Bush named Barry Jackson in September to replace Mr. Rove, the "architect" of Mr. Bush's electoral successes, and his understated style is credited with rallying Capitol Hill Republicans to wins on Iraq, spending and national health insurance.

While friends and colleagues of Mr. Rove use words like "flamboyant," "gregarious" and "flashy" to describe him, they portray his former deputy Mr. Jackson as "a man of few words" who is the right fit for a president now reliant on Republican legislators sticking with him.

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