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August 13, 2007

Bush Loses His Brain For Good -- Rove Quitting

From the WAPO:

"I just think it's time," Rove told Gigot in comments confirmed by the White House. The Journal said White House Chief of Staff Joshua B. Bolten told Rove and other senior aides that if they stay past Labor Day, they would be expected to remain through the end of the second term, Jan. 20, 2009.

"There's always something that can keep you here," Rove said, "and as much as I'd like to be here, I've got to do this for the sake of my family."

Rove said he was finished with political consulting and plans to spend much of his time at his house in Ingram, Tex., with his wife, Darby, and near their son, who attends college in San Antonio. He said he plans to write a book about Bush's years in office, a project encouraged by the president, and would like to teach at some point, but has no job lined up for now. He does not plan to work on a presidential campaign nor would he endorse a candidate.

The old "I want to spend more time with my family" trick! Except in this case half his family doesn't even live at home anymore. So, I guess Rove will be spending more time talking on the phone with his son who is away at college. But he may also be spending lots of time on the phone with his lawyers, providing, of course, that congressional Democrats actually follow through on their investigation into the firing of the U.S. attorneys. At this point, it's not clear who wins in a tussle between Bush's Brain and Democrats' Spines.

Film at eleven.

Update: For an excellent analysis of Rove's passing moment, and his legacy operating the wheel of Republican politics, go read Stillwell's post. It's very good.

Posted by shoephone on August 13, 2007 at 06:57 AM in National and International Politics | Permalink


I have no inside information, but I'm hoping it's an impending indictment.

Posted by: op99 | Aug 13, 2007 1:51:31 PM

a stunning success.

rove & the current crop of criminals called 'republicans' do NOT care about being Lincoln or Truman or Washington ...

they care about stealing from the community AND about not having to compete with other thieves or honest people AND about not being accountable.

pick a corrupt ruling clique between london and tokyo in the last 5000 years, and - that is what these guys are about.

if it weren't for dean and deaniacs and blogs, the completely pathetic despicable opposition knows as Democrats would be completely worthless, instead of ... ?? 95% worthless.

RayGun to Rove, this bunch of scum has ONLY been concerned with enriching the execs of big oil, the g.e.'s and halliburtons, ... and enslaving us peeee-ons.

As they've proven for 3 decades, all they need is 1 of 3 (Senate, House, Casa Blanca) to roll the spineless pathetic 'we won't impeach' DC Dems.

Even with Iraq and Katrina, do NOT count this bunch out for 2008.

Posted by: seabos84 | Aug 13, 2007 9:23:07 PM

When it comes to Rove, I'm a believer in a modification of the Ben Frnklin line, "Rumors of Rove's demise have been greatly exagerated." Also the magician trick, "With Rove, what you see is not always what you get." Of course, there is the new Bush line, "You may go down in Court, but while I'm BOSS, I'll always lift up my friends up with Scooter treatment."
As long as Rove is somewhere near a clean cell phone, he will have input in the 2008 Presidential Campaign. If you believe otherwise, I have a bridge in Brooklin, I would like to sell you. ... Jack

Posted by: Jack Smith | Aug 20, 2007 6:27:35 AM

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