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: