We can't control other people and we can't control our environment (we can create it, just not completely control it). The one thing over which we can exert, and maintain control of, is our self and the way we respond to any, and every, situation.
Writing Courage and Consequence posed a major challenge for Rove: as a loyal aide, how could he write 520 pages that maintained a semblance of intellectual integrity without doing violence to Bush's legacy? He couldn't, so he didn't.
Wasting his opportunity to tell the truth, Karl Rove offers absolutely nothing new in his book, and his selective use of facts and quotes is a transparent effort to continue his long campaign to confuse people.