Monday, August 13, 2007

I'm Back!!!! Rove Resigns!!!

Been down at the cabin in Rockaway Beach, sitting on the deck, drinking cold beverages and floating on the boat.

Got back this morning and found out Karl Rove has resigned effective August 31, 2007.

Wow, is he the master of spin!Karl Rove Shows America What He Really Thinks of US.

Wonder if he will honor the subpoena he got from congress now.

Rove said he was not forced out. "It seems the right time to start thinking about the next chapter in our family's life," Rove said, his voice breaking. Karl wants to spend more time with his family? We all know what that means.

Which is the exact opposite of what this guy is doing.

But this guy cuts to the chase.

But this article by Frank Rich, New York Times July 17, 2005 has this money quote:
Seasoned audiences of presidential scandal know that there's only one certainty ahead: the timing of a Karl Rove resignation. As always in this genre, the knight takes the fall at exactly that moment when it's essential to protect the king.

Andrew Sullivan, of The Daily Dish:
The man's legacy is a conservative movement largely discredited and disunited, a president with lower consistent approval ratings than any in modern history, a generational shift to the Democrats, a resurgent al Qaeda, an endless catastrophe in Iraq, a long hard struggle in Afghanistan, a fiscal legacy that means bankrupting America within a decade, and the poisoning of American religion with politics and vice-versa. For this, he got two terms of power - which the GOP used mainly to enrich themselves, their clients and to expand government's reach and and drain on the productive sector. In the re-election, the president with a relatively strong economy, and a war in progress, managed to eke out 51 percent. Why? Because Rove preferred to divide the country and get his 51 percent, than unite it and get America's 60. In a time of grave danger and war, Rove picked party over country. Such a choice was and remains despicable.

Rove is one of the worst political strategists in recent times. He took a chance to realign the country and to unite it in a war - and threw it away in a binge of hate-filled niche campaigning, polarization and short-term expediency. His divisive politics and elevation of corrupt mediocrities to every branch of government has turned an entire generation off the conservative label. And rightly so. It will take another generation to recover from the toxins he has injected, with the president's eager approval, into the political culture and into the conservative soul.

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