Rove leaves, to go dove hunting

I've been grinning like a wnaking Jap about this story all day. I can't wait to find out what kind of dirt they've got on him.

As for the dove hunting- you've got to be careful, they're particularly vicious prey. I imagine he'll be going to one of those hunting ranches so beloved of Republicans where they basically turn a petting zoo into Auswitz. I only hope he'll be taking Cheney along with him.
Fat chance of the string pull’er Cheney do the decent thing still lets face it they have never understood the whole mess webly thing ever.

It does look somewhat like the neocon rats and a ship 'The New American Empire' taking in water, with Monkey boy at the helm continuing to increase the deficit while having nothing of note to bring the American economy back into a healthy state.

perhaps he hopes that kate winslet will rescue him ......

Still that is something that UK plc and the rest of the G8 have in common the trouble with double entry bookeeping and reinsuurance of debt is that it does come back and bite you on the ass.
Something strange is going on. Rove was nearly at the top for many years yet he hands in his resignation and departs in a fortnight!!!

Bush jokes to Rove: 'I'll be on the road behind ya here in a little bit'

David Edwards and Nick Juliano
Published: Monday August 13, 2007

President Bush joked about his upcoming departure from the White House in addressing Karl Rove's just-announced resignation Monday.
"I'll be on the road behind ya here in a little bit," Bush said, as he and his longtime political adviser and campaign architect addressed reporters outside the White House.
Rove, who announced Monday that he would be resigning as Bush's deputy chief of staff effective Aug. 31, said he was "grateful for the opportunity ... to serve our nation," but his remarks revealed some of the struggles Bush has faced in the last 6-1/2 years, ranging from wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to trouble in the economy
Something strange is going on. Rove was nearly at the top for many years yet he hands in his resignation and departs in a fortnight!!!
The Petraeus report is due very shortly.
goodkurtz said:
Something strange is going on. Rove was nearly at the top for many years yet he hands in his resignation and departs in a fortnight!!!
This is the US, being frog marched off the property is standard procedure. A fortnight is lingering.
After shooting dead every cooing, irritating, winged symbol of peace he can find, he'll drive the wife and her yapping chihuahuas to the beach and dump them there without a ticket home.
Then the man who was banned from Woodstock and missed Hendrix and getting laid he will return alone and raving to West Texas where he'll hunt down and strangle Bambi with his own bare hands.
It seems I'm not the only one to express surprise at the suddenness of Rove's departure.
And it seems PTP is not the only one to link Roves going with Petraeus's comings.
We are now both joined by the man with the permanently broad grin and the faint white powder marks on his upper lip area.

Neocon Bill Kristol: Rove's departure 'odd' and puzzling

David Edwards and Muriel Kane
Published: Tuesday August 14, 2007

Neoconservative Bill Kristol, editor of the Weekly Standard, appeared on Fox News Monday to express his surprise at the sudden departure of Karl Rove from the White House, scheduled for the end of August.

"September's going to be an important month," said Kristol. "General Petraeus comes back to report on the surge, huge fight in Congress, big budget fight. ... I would not have been surprised if he had announced that he was going to leave around Thanksgiving ... but September's an awfully crucial month for the Bush legacy. ... I and a lot of other people in Washington are puzzled as to why he would leave now."

Although denying any insider knowledge of the circumstances, Kristol did proceed to toss out a series of speculations: "Maybe he just, you know, was worn out. ... He does have a lot of legal challenges. ... Maybe there's something we don't know about that will come out soon. ... Maybe they just decided he was becoming a burden. ... Maybe they have a sense that in September, with General Petraeus coming up, they want to sort of remove some of that old partisan baggage, try to reach out to some Democrats."

"It is odd," Kristol acknowledged. "If I were President Bush, going into the biggest fight, arguably, of my presidency in September ... I think I would want Karl Rove with me in the West Wing."
(What is odder still is that such a person as Kristol didn't know himself that Rove was going. Im thinking along the same lines as Kristol here (that's thinking not snorting by the way). Maybe there is some big legal s'hit heading Rove's way and they needed to get him as far from the White House as possible before it hits)
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