Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Karl Rove

Yeah, you guessed it. I'm going to address the Karl Rove situation, but briefly, because there's little to say.

Of course it's good that Rove's gone. In a news conference yesterday, President Bush still claims him as a very close friend. I believe that, if we judge people by their friends (as we should), this speaks for itself.

And, it's obviously quite silly to believe that Rove is leaving at this point in a desire to spend more time with his family. What no one is really asking, however, is why is he leaving now? Rove is, after all, a neocon and hardly a classic conservative. Therefore, his choices and policies always leave me a teeny bit confused. However, I can venture to guess (and I think I am correct).

Karl Rove is leaving now because it is simply getting too hot for him to hang on any longer without putting himself or the Republican party in further jeopardy.

The Bush administration is seeing an ever-increasing resentment concerning decisions and policies that Rove stands squarely behind. And, we are facing a Presidential election in the not-too-distant future. Since it doesn't benefit anyone to have Rove active in the current administration any more, he has been asked to step down. Asked, that is, not by President Bush (who doesn't have the sense) but by high-end Republicans who don't want any chance of losing the White House in the upcoming elections.

As Michelle Malkin said, it's a great pity Rove didn't step down a year ago (or more). However, it's better that he should step down now than not at all.


mal said...

they should have eased him out in 04. He has been a boat anchor around the neck of the Republican for too long

Ed Abbey said...

I'm with you on this one. He was forced out and for election '08 reasons. I'm guessing its too little too late but there is still a lot of time. But then, there is always the Gonzalez issue....

Ellen said...

And now we are stuck undoing the mess this man has made, nevermind the mess his mouthpiece President ok'ed.

The Lazy Iguana said...

Yea. I really believe he is "gone". He will still be pulling the strings attached to the puppet. Only now he will tell some other flunkie how to pull the strings.

He got out now so that some other criminal can take all the heat for his actions. Of course Bush will just override the courts like he did for Libby. So really, it does not matter at all.

daveawayfromhome said...

I have no faith whatsoever that anything that this man says is true. Anything. If he says he's gone, then it's definitely not true. And for "his family"? Please, put that old chestnut back in the fire.