— There's a new Karl Rove, officially, that is. Yesterday, Bush appointed Barry Jackson, Rove's longtime deputy. Jackson's official title is assistant to the president for "Strategic Initiatives and External Affairs." This puts him in charge for managing the White House offices of Political Affairs, Public Liaison, Intergovernmental Affairs, and Strategic Initiatives. Before joining the White House in 2002, Jackson served as chief of staff to now-House Min. Leader John Boehner.