We won't have Turdblossom to kick around anymore
Herr Rove quits.
Quite stunning, actually.
But with Dems in congress waving around subpeneas, you just know little Karl heard the footsteps coming and thought it was a good time to duck out and start plotting a strategy to keep his venal ass out of prison.
All dirty roads lead to Rove, and he evidently knows that if he stayed, he'd be a one man scandal factory.
I'm sure that his resignation might thrwart the efforts to uncover the true depths of Rove's antics. I hope that's not the case.
It will be of interest to see just how much bile comes oozing out of D.C. in the coming months and years about Rove and his attempt to create a "permanent majority" for the Republicans, and how he tried to turn the office of the President of the United States into something more befitting a South American strong man.
Michael Tomasky of the Guardian puts it succinctly: "Karl Rove will be remembered for two things from his time at the White House: incompetence and duplicity."
Though it was always rather suspect and unprecidented to have a strictly political guy like Rove occupying an office just off the Oval Office in the White House, at least this black stain on all politics has to do his dirty work from another location.
And tell me Rove isn't secretly laughing his ass off at the fact he had the nerve to use the corniest, most insincere reason for his ouster, that he wants to spend more time with his family. (I didn't even know he had one. They might not want him to.)