Karl Rove speaks at Savannah Book Festival

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - A former controversial White House official made his rounds at the Savannah Book Festival this weekend.

Karl Rove presented his new memoir to a packed house at the Trustees Theater. Rove was the senior advisor and deputy chief of staff to former President George W. Bush and linked to some political scandals, including outing undercover CIA agent Valerie Plame.

Over the weekend, Rove answered questions about the present and the past, including a trip he made with President Bush to Fort Stewart in February 2001.

"One of the most important tasks was to upgrade military facilities and Fort Stewart literally had facilities built in World War II and had no been upgraded since then. So one of the first things we wanted to do in the '02 budget was to put funding to upgrade the facilities and we wanted to come here to dramatize that."

Rove now works as a political analyst and author.

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