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.