Rove To Resign (Says Rove)

UPDATE: Scoop : The Democratic Daily was one of the first blogs on this story, way out ahead of the pack. Take a look here.

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The Wall Street Journal just broke this story. Karl Rove is resigning at the end of August.

Karl Rove to Resign At the End of August
By a WALL STREET JOURNAL Staff Reporter
August 13, 2007 4:00 a.m.

Karl Rove, President Bush’s longtime political adviser, is resigning as White House deputy chief of staff effective Aug. 31, and returning to Texas, he said in an interview with Paul Gigot, editor of The Wall Street Journal’s editorial page.

Mr. Rove, who has held a senior post in the White House since President Bush took office in January 2001, told Mr. Gigot he first floated the idea of leaving a year ago. But he delayed his departure as, first, Democrats took Congress, and then as the White House tackled debates on immigration and Iraq, he said. He said he decided to leave after White House Chief of Staff Joshua Bolten told senior aides that if they stayed past Labor Day they would be obliged to remain through the end of the president’s term in January 2009.

“I just think it’s time,” Mr. Rove said in the interview.

In the related editorial, Rove lays out his perception of Big Issues and the Future:

from ‘The Mark of Rove

[Instead of a “Z” however, the ‘mark’ would undoubtedly be a clenched fist with the middle finger extended.]

“He will move back up in the polls,” says Mr. Rove, who interrupts my reference to Mr. Bush’s 30% approval rating by saying it’s heading close to “40%,” and “higher than Congress.”

Looking ahead, he adds, “Iraq will be in a better place” as the surge continues. Come the autumn, too, “we’ll see in the battle over FISA” — the wiretapping of foreign terrorists — “a fissure in the Democratic Party.” Also in the fall, “the budget fight will have been fought to our advantage,” helping the GOP restore, through a series of presidential vetoes, its brand name on spending restraint and taxes.

As for the Democrats, “They are likely to nominate a tough, tenacious, fatally flawed candidate” by the name of Hillary Rodham Clinton. Holding the White House for a third term is always difficult given the pent-up desire for change, he says, but “I think we’ve got a very good chance to do so.”

You can take that at face value, or wait for the salt truck to arrive. Me? I’m picking the latter.

One odd note for Gannon/Guckert theorists: Karl states in the main story: ” ‘as much as I’d like to be here, I’ve got to do this for the sake of my family.’ Mr. Rove and his wife have a home in Ingram, Texas, and a son who attends college in nearby San Antonio.”

Courage.

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12 Responses to Rove To Resign (Says Rove)

  1. Darrell Prows says:

    Maybe they’ve got one in the oven.

    Or maybe something else entirely is happening.

  2. Darrell Prows says:

    Maybe they’ve got one in the oven.

    Or maybe something else entirely is happening.

  3. john stone says:

    Karl Rove helped steal two Presidential
    Elections and got us the worst Presidentin history. Who knows what else he may be involved in! He still should testify before Congress!

  4. john stone says:

    Karl Rove helped steal two Presidential
    Elections and got us the worst Presidentin history. Who knows what else he may be involved in! He still should testify before Congress!

  5. He definitely should testify. It’s his duty as a citizen.

    But you know how this “Rule of Law” crowd is: “Do what I say, not what I do.”

    Just think, he got Bush in with the tagline “We’re gonna restore integrity to the White House.”

  6. He definitely should testify. It’s his duty as a citizen.

    But you know how this “Rule of Law” crowd is: “Do what I say, not what I do.”

    Just think, he got Bush in with the tagline “We’re gonna restore integrity to the White House.”

  7. ironxl84 says:

    Another NeoCon Jackass bites the dust.

    Good Riddance! Whats a poor Georgy to do?

    Tom

  8. ironxl84 says:

    Another NeoCon Jackass bites the dust.

    Good Riddance! Whats a poor Georgy to do?

    Tom

  9. Buzz says:

    Karl Rove, or perhaps “Rover” has been a mad and sinister dog for almost seven years. The very fabric of American democracy has been absolutely corrupted by King George and the cronies which have served him. The executive branch under “The Decider” more closely resembles a monarchy than a democracy.
    Now that he is no longer a member of Bush’s protected inner circle, this crook needs to be held accoutable for his criminal actions. Congress must increase the pressure to assure that the truth gets out and that he pays the price for his misdeeds.
    They can start with the documented stealing of the 2000 presidential election, orchestrated by Rove. It has been proven withont a shodow of a doubt, that the Florida electorial outcome was rigged to assure that Gore lost. People who were not felons, but who happened to have the same name as a felon, were prevented from voting. Voting machines in heavily democractic counties were made intentionally confusing so that “hanging chads” would result and legitimate votes were thus disquaalifed. Fake road detours were set up to assure that voters in democratic counties would arrive after the pools had closed. I could go on but won’t. The election was stolen, setting the stage for the eight year reign of King George II. Rove must be held accountable for his blatant disregard of our constitution and the law!!

  10. Buzz says:

    Karl Rove, or perhaps “Rover” has been a mad and sinister dog for almost seven years. The very fabric of American democracy has been absolutely corrupted by King George and the cronies which have served him. The executive branch under “The Decider” more closely resembles a monarchy than a democracy.
    Now that he is no longer a member of Bush’s protected inner circle, this crook needs to be held accoutable for his criminal actions. Congress must increase the pressure to assure that the truth gets out and that he pays the price for his misdeeds.
    They can start with the documented stealing of the 2000 presidential election, orchestrated by Rove. It has been proven withont a shodow of a doubt, that the Florida electorial outcome was rigged to assure that Gore lost. People who were not felons, but who happened to have the same name as a felon, were prevented from voting. Voting machines in heavily democractic counties were made intentionally confusing so that “hanging chads” would result and legitimate votes were thus disquaalifed. Fake road detours were set up to assure that voters in democratic counties would arrive after the pools had closed. I could go on but won’t. The election was stolen, setting the stage for the eight year reign of King George II. Rove must be held accountable for his blatant disregard of our constitution and the law!!

  11. VietnamVet says:

    I do not think we have seen the last of this fat pig at all! He is one of the most dangerous individuals in the Bush cast of goons he depends on. I suspect he will be helping create the NEXT American crisis that will keep the GOP in power. Congress should continue to probe into this man’s activity prior to Bush grabbing the Presidency and surely during that sad episode in our history. I suspect history will treat him as badly as it surely will for Bush. I.e., one of the worst times in our history and headed by the most inept president to boot.

  12. VietnamVet says:

    I do not think we have seen the last of this fat pig at all! He is one of the most dangerous individuals in the Bush cast of goons he depends on. I suspect he will be helping create the NEXT American crisis that will keep the GOP in power. Congress should continue to probe into this man’s activity prior to Bush grabbing the Presidency and surely during that sad episode in our history. I suspect history will treat him as badly as it surely will for Bush. I.e., one of the worst times in our history and headed by the most inept president to boot.