Monday, August 13, 2007


Karl Rove resigned today. While that sounds like very good news, I am hesitant to celebrate. What does the resignation really mean?

I have to believe that because Rove is not dead, he will continue to do just as he has been doing. We all know how much he is a man on a mission, and I doubt he has any intentions of keeping himself out of the picture altogether. Not being in the White House just means he will have a greater ability to focus on smearing Democrats as we get closer to the 2008 presidential elections. And we all know how good he is at that... so, more time to devote to smearing probably means more headaches for lefties during the next year. He may say he wants to get out, to go back to Texas, but I have my doubts. Anyway, resigning is a plus for Rove should he want more room, more freedom to operate.

Rove may no longer be in the White House, but I'll bet he will be on the phone to Bush and Cheney or sending e-mails to the White House on a daily basis.

If Rove is no longer officially part of the Bush administration, his resignation may be a calculated move to create a more positive White House image. Rove is under so much suspiscion for doing so many nefarious things, he may have been asked to go work somewhere else (but I'm sure the White House would have asked him to "stay in touch".) His leaving probably represents a plus for the White House.

Then there is always the possibility he is just getting burned out and wants to hang it up... but I really have my doubts there...

One question I have is, can the jerks still claim executive privilege and ask Rove not to answer subpoenas if Rove is officially no longer a part of the administration? Will the investigators even bother? If Rove was considered the prize target by the Democrats, and if he is now out of the picture for the most part, might the investigators turn their attention toward Cheney? Let us hope so... In that regard, Karl's resignation may be a plus for the rest of us.
Side note: one thing Rove said when announcing his resignation, is that he thinks Hillary Clinton is a "fatally flawed" candidate. I can't believe I am in agreement with him on that, but here is another interesting article that helps explain why I feel that way about about her... it talks about how she might end up being a "drag" on the Democratic party:


Blogger 1138 said...

If he's not working at the WH can he still hide behind a Presidential order not to testify?
He may have just sewn shut his primary loophole.
Look for his book deals, but my biggesst bet is that he's going to take control of the lobbying firm he "sold" to one of his minor employees again.
There's an election coming up and he wants in on it, after mostly skipping the $$$ to be made in '06.

2:23 PM  
Blogger Elvez73 said...

Bring on the subpoenas baby!

3:13 PM  
Blogger J. Marquis said...

I was listening to Mike Huckabee this on tv this morning. He said Rove retired so he could spend more time with his banker...

5:36 PM  
Blogger Suzie-Q (S-Q) said...

And, more of concern to me is, who will replace Rove?

8:07 PM  
Blogger Jolly Roger said...

Der Rovesmarschall was about as stupid as the rest of them. His departure will have a negligible effect on how the moronic monkey does things.

8:15 PM  
Blogger Lizzy said...

When I first heard the news, I was ecstatic, and then reality kicked in. What's he gonna fuck up next?

9:00 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Thugs like Rove are less of a danger when they're above ground and you can keep an eye on them. Now that he'll be under the radar, what's he gonna be doing?

Who Hijacked Our Country

1:02 AM  
Blogger LET'S TALK said...

Thank goodness Rove has finally left his ol' buddy. You can bet he'll still be around if needed.

6:10 AM  
Blogger pissed off patricia said...

I think he's more dangerous outside the white house. He has no rules now. Not that rules ever stopped him, but now he's required to keep no records or answer to anyone.

7:51 AM  
Blogger Mary Ellen said...

Suzy Q

I had heard that the White House is not going to replace Rove but divvy up his workload to others. This in itself makes me suspicious that he will not really be giving up his position, but making the appearance that he his. It's all smoke and mirrors with this crowd.

9:22 AM  
Blogger DivaJood said...

I dunno, Snave, he still looks like Elmer Fudd to me.

Seriously, Dick Cheney and Bill Kristol are running the country.

4:19 PM  
Blogger Buddy Peanut said...

Rove's departure means that the White House plan for the rest of Bush's term is completed and the game is in play. It means Rove can escape the heat of being too close to Bush and begin focusing on more general Republican concerns. Until we initiate impeachment hearings they will be way ahead of us.

11:33 AM  

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