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Karl Rove Resigns

Posted by nytexan on August 13, 2007

WASHINGTON (CNN) — Karl Rove, President Bush’s senior political adviser, will voluntarily step down from his White House post at the end of the month, senior administration officials said Monday.

“Obviously it’s big loss to us, said Deputy White House press secretary Dana Perino. “He is a great colleague, good friend and a brilliant mind.”

Perino said Rove “wouldn’t be going if he wasn’t sure this is the right time to be giving more time to his family.”

The president and Rove are expected to speak before boarding Marine One at the White House at 11:35 a.m. ET. Bush will head to his Crawford, Texas, ranch where he will remain for the rest of the week.

Rove, who has held a top position in the White House since Bush took office in January 2001, is to stand down on August 31.

“I just think it’s time,” Rove told the Wall Street Journal. “There’s always something that can keep you here, and as much as I’d like to be here, I’ve got to do this for the sake of my family.”

Bush nicknamed Rove “the architect” for creating the plan that won the White House in 2000 and 2004.

Rove told the newspaper that he would leave Washington to return to Texas and that he had first suggested the idea of leaving a year ago.

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6 Responses to “Karl Rove Resigns”

  1. phil_in_ny said

    Yeeeehaaaaa! What a beautiful day it is!! Us progressive bloggers are rejoicing across the land!!

  2. nytexan said

    I hope Congress keep after him. Now that he will be a private citizen the DOJ needs to bring criminal charges against his and get the ball rolling.

  3. ClapSo said

    Hhhhhhhmmmmmm I wonder if he loses his “executive privilege” defense as a private citizen. I am not counting on the DOJ for going after rove…

    The scientifically impossible I do right away
    The spiritually miraculous takes a bit longer

  4. nytexan said

    Let’s see if Harriett Meirs executive privilege hold up. I doubt it will, then Karl is toast. Maybe the DOJ after Gonzo’s gone.

  5. mirth said

    Does anyone believe that because he changes his physical location, he won’t still have his fat finger in the mud pie?
    If nothing else, this move is to give him more time to wreck havoc before the ’08 election.

  6. nytexan said

    I think he will be consulting on the John Cornyn campaign which his currently headed down the tubes.

    Karl will not be able to stay out of politics for very long.

    I just hate that all these thugs are coming back to Texas.

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