Karl Rove, Still Behind the Curtain


President Bush's behind-the-curtain adviser, Karl Rove, is expected to reprise that role for the prez in Texas, we hear. Now retired from the White House, Rove is planning to take charge of the Bush library and museum, including the design, fundraising, and planning for what insiders are calling a copy of the conservative Hoover Institution at Stanford University. But he won't be the front man, say friends, instead focusing on putting the president's stamp on the facility that is expected to be aligned with Dallas's Southern Methodist University. Rove has long played a key role on the library project, and with his resignation and the selection of New York's Robert A. M. Stern Architects to draw the massive facility, the timing is good to speed up the effort, say Bushies.