Big news today: Unka Karl is resigning!
Karl Rove, architect of President George W. Bush’s two election victories, on Monday resigned after six years as one of the most powerful and influential political advisers ever to have served in the White House.
His departure at the end of this month comes after a torrid year of political setbacks for the Bush presidency and mounting scrutiny of Mr Rove’s role in a series of scandals and controversies surrounding the administration.
Mr Rove is the latest of several senior officials to leave the White House this year as Mr Bush’s second-term agenda has ground to a halt amid resistance from a Democratic-controlled Congress and deepening chaos in Iraq.
The Texan, nicknamed the "Boy Genius" because of his skills as a political strategist, said he was leaving to spend more time with his family after 14 years of service to Mr Bush in Texas and Washington.
Uh-huh. Funny how they all suddenly remember their neglected families when the law is breathing down their necks. I’ll spare you all the boring blather about how Dubya thinks he’s such a great guy and just cut straight to it:
Patrick Leahy, chairman of the Senate judiciary committee, vowed to continue the investigation into Mr Rove’s role in the controversial firing of several federal prosecutors last year. "Mr Rove’s apparent attempts to manipulate elections and push out prosecutors citing bogus claims of voter fraud shows corruption of federal law enforcement for partisan political purposes, and the Senate judiciary committee will continue its investigation into this serious issue," he said. "There is a cloud over this White House, and a gathering storm."
Mr Rove was also embroiled — but never indicted for wrongdoing — in the CIA leak case — an investigation into the leaking of a covert CIA agent’s identity as part of the Bush administration’s attempts to make the case for the invasion of Iraq in 2003. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, former chief of staff to vice-president Dick Cheney, was convicted of perjury in connection with the case but had his jail sentence commuted by Mr Bush last month.
You all know what this means: He’s guilty as sin. And since he’s still of interest to Sen. Leahy, the same inquisitive man the Big Dick once famously told to go fuck himself when questioned on Halliburton’s no-bid contracts in Iraq, I think it’s very likely that the long-suspected goods are about to come to light.
Will someone please send Novakula home to HIS family, too?