Monday, August 13, 2007

Well, there's good news and bad news

Karl Rove is resigning at the end of August. Yep, to 'spend more time with his family'. First you heard of a family? Me too. Apparently having lived his entire teen years - you know, the easy ones - without his dad, the young Rove spawn now needs Pa because he is away at college.

While I would like to view this as good news I find it strange coming just one day after the Iowa straw polls. Rove loves campaigns. The first and second place finishers in Iowa, Romney and Huckabee respectively, are both fine Rovian candidates. Romney because he is utterly willing to debase himself before anyone to get the vote, and Huckabee because he is the darling of the evangelicals. 2008 absolutely cannot be won without the evangelicals.

So a year out we will see Rove hooking up. I'm glad he's leaving the White House, but I hardly believe that he won't still be around in an unofficial capacity. Recall that they changed his title before the '06 elections in a dubiously legal move so that he could help out there. Only an indictment would protect the American people from the scourge that is Karl Rove. Truly, I had wished for this:

Update Matty Boy at Lotsa 'Splainin 2 Do reminds us that Karl Rove actually did act as a foil to the empirist dreams of Dick Cheney. The end of this administration is going to be very interesting indeed. Matty says war with Iran is a distinct possibility. Did I say interesting? I did not mean that as a good thing.

Suzy at Luminiferous Ether draws the parallel between Rove and Count Olaf of the Lemony Snicket series. Olaf never goes away. In each book he is back under a new guise and no one recognizes him but the orphans whose money he wants to steal. Truly a great allegory for us the American people as orphans up against the blatant evil no one (like the MSM) dares to name.


FranIAm said...

Yes- the precious family needs him. Eeew. Gross.

I am feeling sickened right now. There was a time when I would have thought, like you, that I would have enjoyed this news.

Excuse me, I am feeling a bit down and I see the deck chairs may need some rearranging on the Titanic.

Splotchy said...

Great post. Yet another reason why I was going to give you that Thinking Blogger award I never did.

Anonymous said...

Update: Rove's family called. Apparently, the day he spent with them 6 months ago was enough, money is on Romney as Rove's next employer.

pygalgia said...

While I'm not sure he'll go with Mitt ('ol Fred looks like a better fit to me), I doubt we're rid of Rove. While he was bad in the White House, he's much more dangerous on the campaign trail (more at my blog).

Suzy said...

We're toast any way you look at it.

Jesus I want to see ALL of them indicted.

Tough talk from Sen. Leahy this afternoon, but I doubt it will amount to anything.

Dr. Zaius said...

Great post! I still can't believe we picked the same picture from the Wizard of Oz.