So another loyal Bushie exits stage left, saying it's “for the sake of my family.” Yes, Karl Rove, (affectionately called “Turd Blossom” by President Bush for his ability to make things happen from poop) announced to the Wall Street Journal that he is resigning at the end of August.
I'm sure that it has been getting stressful for the Rove family, what with those nasty subpeonas and contempt of Congress charges floating around Washington. Time to run for Texas!
From the WSJ article:
Mr. Rove doesn't say, though others do, that this timing also allows him to leave on his own terms. He has survived a probe by a remorseless special counsel, and lately a subpoena barrage from Democrats for whom he is the great white whale. He shows notable forbearance in declining to comment on prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald, who dragged him through five grand jury appearances. He won't even disclose his legal bills, except to quip that “every one has been paid” and that “it was worth every penny.”
What about those who say he's leaving to avoid Congressional scrutiny? “I know they'll say that,” he says, “But I'm not going to stay or leave based on whether it pleases the mob.” He also knows he'll continue to be a target, even from afar, since belief in his influence over every Administration decision has become, well, faith-based.