The White House labeled as "ridiculous" a story U.S. Rep. Steve Kagen [D-Appleton, WI] told constituents about the reported verbal barbs he delivered to President and Mrs. Bush six days after the November election.
President Bush, political adviser Karl Rove and Vice President Dick Cheney were among the many Republicans who campaigned against Kagen, a political novice who used $2.57 million of his personal wealth as a physician to win the open seat representing northeast Wisconsin.
In addition, Kagen reportedly told the activists he held the door to a White House men's room closed when he was alone with Rove. [...] Kagen was said to have told Rove. "You recognize me? My name's Dr. Multimillionaire and I kicked your ass."