"Karl Rove, the adviser who masterminded President Bush’s two winning presidential campaigns, is resigning, the White House confirmed today." (JIM RUTENBERG, New York Times)
Well, it’s about time. It’s about seven years too late, but we guess it’s better late than never.
Rove engineered to the White House possibly the worst president ever. And brought a new low level of bare-knuckle politicking that continues to be a standard even in local elections.
He has failed this president and the nation on so many levels; it is hard to list them all here. The Iraq War. Spying on American citizens. The outing of a CIA operative. A march to an imperial presidency. The firing of federal prosecutors. A dozen or so impeachable offenses. A new term for negative politicking: Swift-boating.
This information garnered from Wikipedia says it all:
"In 1960, at the age of nine, Rove decided to support Richard Nixon. According to Rove, "There was a little girl across the street who was Catholic and found out I was for Nixon, and she was avidly for Kennedy. She put me down on the pavement and waled on me and gave me a bloody nose. I lost my first political battle."
Had only that little girl completed the job.
So, summing up Karl Rove, this quote from Woody Allen comes to mind as appropriate:
“His lack of education is more than compensated for by his keenly developed moral bankruptcy.”