August 13, 2007

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.)


At 8/13/2007 10:41 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just can't imagine him "with family. The timing here is such B.S. He's going to spend about two weeks on vacation (if that)before he dives head first into the 2008 election process.

He won't tie himself to any specific candidate and he'll remain on the sidelines. No one wants Rove-stink on them, at least not publicly.

I was hoping you'd use a different title when you wrote on this one, something like, "Bush Gets Lobotomy, Brain Resigns"

At 8/13/2007 1:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is surprising.

Afterall, once he leaves can he still use "executive privilege"? And all the other legal tricks and tools that he can only really use while still in the administration?

He seems like he's walking out and becoming rather legally vulnerable at a time when it's getting harder nd harder to hide or explain all the lies.

Or not? Will he have more legal rights now? I am totally lost in the technicals. (And we all know how painful it is when you get kicked in the technicals:)

I don't trust repubelicans(sic).
And they mess up everything all the time.

So is this another ham handed strategic move or yet another short sited jumping ship to get away from the meltdown and get that cold hard cash before everything collapses?

Too much?

The Lone Bongmen

Don't tread on me

At 8/14/2007 9:53 AM, Anonymous NoonCat said...

The President's brain is missing!

At 8/15/2007 11:13 AM, Anonymous yinn said...

I think Rove's real reason for leaving is to spend some time working on a GOP presidential campaign.

Thinking of him in the same room with Giuliani makes me especially queasy.

At 8/16/2007 4:08 AM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

That would be the first thing that you'd intuitively think, and it sounded plausible to me as well. Until I heard a pundit explaining that having Karl Rove associated with their campaign is the LAST thing any of the Republican candidates would want, bringing as it would, the taint of all things Bush, which is the kiss of death even for them.

At 8/16/2007 8:37 AM, Blogger Peter said...

It's pretty amazing that even the bacteria that grows on rats have even jumped this ship.

At 8/16/2007 2:55 PM, Anonymous yinn said...

Well, Dope, I don't know about that. Most of the GOP candidates are still pro-war and they've made any number of really, really dumb statements. Such as Romney stating that his sons are supporting the troops by helping him get elected. Such as Giuliani saying that he spent as much time at Ground Zero as the first responders did. So I think at least these two would think of Rove's assistance as being really, really groovy.

At 8/20/2007 2:29 AM, Anonymous Blue Kansas said...

Who can forget Rove rushing to Florida on an Enron jet, to help steal the election (

This month's Mother Jones has an excellent list of Bu$h's incompetent cabal, their position, their "heckuva job" achievements, and their lucrative rewards after their stint with the Texas Soprano family.


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