Rove to Resign

My first reaction is joy, pure unadulterated joy--but then again just because he's not working in the White House that doesn't mean his insidious influence will no longer be there. I mean, I'm sure the man uses the telephone.

How can Karl Rove do anything and it not be looked at in a cynical way. He still should be forced to testify about any number of controversies from the attorney firings to torture to warrantless wiretapping to the CIA leak and the war, my God, the war.

This comes from Raw Story:


Karl Rove will resign from his position in the Bush Administration and return to Texas on August 31, reports The Wall Street Journal.
If that quinella pays off, however, Mr. Rove will have to savor it from somewhere other than his West Wing office. He's resigning effective Aug. 31 -- 14 years after he began working with Mr. Bush on his campaign for Texas governor, 10 years after they began planning a White House run, and after 79 months in the political cockpit of a tumultuous presidency.
"I just think it's time," he says, adding that he first floated the idea of leaving to Mr. Bush a year ago. His friends confirm he had been talking about it with others even earlier. But Democrats took Congress, and he didn't want to depart on that sour note. He then thought he'd leave after the State of the Union, but the Iraq and immigration fights beckoned. Finally, Chief of Staff Josh Bolten told senior White House aides that if they stayed past a certain point, they were obliged to remain to Jan. 20, 2009.
"There's always something that can keep you here, and as much as I'd like to be here, I've got to do this for the sake of my family," Mr. Rove says. His son attends college in San Antonio, and he and his wife, Darby, plan to spend much of their time at their home in nearby Ingram, in the Texas Hill Country.
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