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Damage Done: A Day Late And A Dollar Short, Rove Calls It Quits (And Is No Doubt, Simultaneously Lying To The American People)

By show of hands, how many of you out there are getting tired of politicians tossing in the towel suggesting that they really just desperately want to “spend time with their family?” Just once, I would appreciate some one actually telling us the real reason they are jumping the sinking ship that is the SS W, Rove and Co.

Any one have a real sense as to why Rove is tossing in the white hankie of surrender at this time? Has he been defeated by the Dems? Doubtful. Is the President working some magic before he Rove is indicted for some reason? Maybe. Is the President so desperate that he needs to fire his closest friend to prove he’s moving in a new direction even if he isn’t? Perhaps.

I came up with this joke on the way to work this morning, as I knew I would be late to the Rove posting and needed something fresh. Howsabout this one:

What do you get when the blossoms on the turd wilt? One stinking pile of shit. Ha, ha….

…but no wait, that’s not really a joke, now is it? It’s more like the sorry state of affairs for America that The W,Rove and Co have led us to.

Really, let’s call this what it is, the Resignation of Uncle Karl is another political parlor trick to get people distracted from the real problems that are facing America. A day late and a dollar short, the resignation of Karl Rove will lead to no significant gain in the positive improvement of the geopolitical climate both abroad and here at home. And you can quote me on that. Hell, Uncle Karl may well be the sole reason why things are so divisive in American Politics today. I hold him fully responsible in that matter.

Do you think the terrorists are dancing in the streets to the tune of this news at this time? Well, I have no idea what makes terrorist happy, but if I was a betting man, my guess would be that OBL is chalking this up as a sweet, minor victory for them. Place one mark in the win column for them. Managing to get the President’s best buddy and closest confidant to quit? Hell, that has to be fantastic news for them. Guns blazing into the air, I can hear the dancing chanting Jihadist from here.

For us here on the Home Front, victory is Pyrrhic for all us who despise the direction these men have taken us.

I turn to a more interesting political question: Who is going to hire Uncle Karl next? If it be a GOP candidate for President, will it be the kiss of death or the breath of life? Can you imagine Mitt and Karl teaming up? Most certainly, Karl wouldn’t toss his hat into the ring as a candidate himself, would he? That would be Chutzpah with a capital Holy Shit, now wouldn’t it?

In case you are wondering what they official line is, here’s what the Whitehouse is saying:

11:31 A.M. EDT

THE PRESIDENT: Karl Rove is moving on down the road. I’ve been talking to Karl for a while about his desire to spend more time with Darby and Andrew. This is a family that has made enormous sacrifices not only for our beloved state of Texas, but for a country we both love.

We’ve been friends for a long time, and we’re still going to be friends. I would call Karl Rove a dear friend. We’ve known each other as youngsters interested in serving our state. We worked together so we could be in a position to serve this country. And so I thank my friend. I’ll be on the road behind you here in a little bit. I thank Darby and I thank Karl for making a tremendous sacrifice, and I wish you all the very best.

MR. ROVE: Today, I submitted my resignation as Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor effective the end of the month. Mr. President, I’m grateful for the opportunity you gave me to serve our nation and you. I’m grateful for being able to work with the extraordinar y men and women that you’ve drawn into this administrati on. And I’m grateful to have been a witness to history. It has been the joy and the honor of a lifetime.

I’ve seen a man of far-sighted courage put America on a war footing and protect us against a brutal enemy in a dangerous conflict that will shape this new century. I’ve seen a leader respond to an economy weakened by recession, corporate scandal and terrorist attacks, by taking decisive action to strengthen the economy and create jobs. I’ve seen a reformer who challenged his administrati on, the Congress, and the country to make bold changes to important institutions in great need of repair.

Mr. President, the world has turned many times since our journey began. We’ve been at this a long time. It was over 14 years ago that you began your run for governor, and over 10 years ago that we started thinking and planning about a possible run for the presidency. It has been an exhilarating and eventful time.

Through it all, you’ve remained the same man. Your integrity, character and decency have remained unchanged and inspiring. Through all those years, I’ve asked a lot of my family, and they’ve given all I’ve asked and more. And now it seems the right time to start thinking about the next chapter in our family’s life.

It’s not been an easy decision. As you know from our discussions, it started last summer. It always seemed there was a better time to leave somewhere out there in the future. But now is the time. I will miss, deeply miss my work here, my colleagues, and the opportunity to serve you and our nation, Mr. President.

But I look forward to continuing our friendship of 34 years, to being your fierce and committed advocate on the outside, and to the next journey we might make together.

At month’s end, I will join those whom you meet in your travels, the ordinary Americans who tell you they are praying for you. Like them, I will ask for God’s continued gifts of strength and wisdom for you and your work, your vital work for our country and the world, and for the Almighty’s continued blessing of our great country.

Thank you again for this extraordinar y opportunity.  (Applause.  )

END 11:35 A.M. EDT

Four minutes from the start, I’m wondering, is he taking his GOP sponsored Blackberry with him? Is the ruse about needing to spend more time with his family just a shroud for the fact that Rove’s been fired…that he was no longer serving “at the pleasure of the president?”

If there was one man who could write a damning tell-all that would sell giant sums of books, it would be Rove. But could we trust him if he did? Doubtful.

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3 Responses to “Damage Done: A Day Late And A Dollar Short, Rove Calls It Quits (And Is No Doubt, Simultaneously Lying To The American People)”

  1. Really, let’s call this what it is, the Resignation of Uncle Karl is another political parlor trick to get people distracted from the real problems that are facing America.

    Show me the proof.

    Hell, Uncle Karl may well be the sole reason why things are so divisive in American Politics today. I hold him fully responsible in that matter.

    Really? Hmmm…I hold the Democrats fully responsible.   Since the days of Reagan. And if you want proof, you show me first.

    Do you think the terrorists are dancing in the streets to the tune of this news at this time? Well, I have no idea what makes terrorist happy, but if I was a betting man, my guess would be that OBL is chalking this up as a sweet, minor victory for them. Place one mark in the win column for them.

    It would be a sucker bet…for you. I’ll take that bet, and I’ll win. And I’ll collect, so don’t even try to welch on it. I don’t think OBL even knows who Karl Rove is. Besides, America is his enemy. Hell, I’ll bet bin Laden didn’t even know who Bush was before 2000.

    I turn to a more interesting political question: Who is going to hire Uncle Karl next? If it be a GOP candidate for President, will it be the kiss of death or the breath of life?

    Now it looks like you gave the real reason Rove resigned. If he’s as much a political animal as he is supposed to be, then why should he hang his shingle with Bush, who can’t run for office again?

  2. Steve - weave and dodge, weave and dodge. Where’s the substance in your comments. We are supposed to be discussing opinion here. I didn’t present proof because this is my opinion.

    On your Dems are responsible for everything wrong with America ploy, you’ve been smoking the GOP Crack Pipe for too long dude. Put the pipe down. It was Newt who set out the Contract for America that set us up for the Rovain machinations executed so deftly. The trouble with Rove is that his fingerprints were wiped clean from just about every thing that he does/did. Remember Swift Boat Vets? I don’t have a shred of proof about that, but no doubt in my mind he was behind it. He’s a magician in the elusive underbelly of politics. If we were able to trace his responsibilt y for such things, he may have been indicted long time ago.

    I’m not the NSA here, and I have no legal authority to prosocute such animals, but the AG is. And he’s so deep into the W, Rove and Co pocket that he shirks his real duty, which is to protect the American people, not just the president and his pals. So, we won’t get an indictment, but if we do, Rove deserves it.

    My bet, is that when W stole the election and was sworn in, it automaticall y green lighted the Nine Eleven terrorist attacks. You have as much proof of your position as I mine. Of course Bin Laden knew bush you nut. His family is married to the House of Saud.

    As to your last point, I think we can get some agreement. If this is the case as you assert and I believe you, why would they lie about it to the American people? Are you not pissed one iota about the fact that they are misleading us to the bitter end?

    And, really, that some one else does it so it’s okay for others to do it really needs to be retired as an argument for you. You’ve used it so many times, that it falls on deaf ears. Not only that, but its really a broken thread, meaningless in terms of trying to argue a point.

    Back at you bro. Blog on.

  3. Regarding Reagan, I don’t think I’m the one smoking anybody’s crack pipe. He got the U.S. to outperform the Soviet Union, all the while being chided by the Democrats. Remember this; it was the Senate’s version of an interior designer (a great spender of other people’s money), driving “legend” Ted Kennedy, who was responsible for inventing the term “borking” when he lied and smeared one of the most brilliant jurists never to have served on the Supreme Court. Regarding the Swift Boat Vets, that’s all sour grapes. Besides, Kerry sunk himself when he remembered how Nixon had sent him to Cambodia during Christmas, 1968. Except that Nixon wasn’t President yet. Please, tell me what crime Rove committed (or is alleged to have committed). Prove that “W” stole either election. And why are you asserting that Rove is lying when he says he is going home to relax? Why not? He’s been in campaign mode for probably 15 years; that’s a long time. Enough time to rejuvenate for another run with somebody who would hire him. The man is retired, not dead (and no cracks about that). This is still America; if a retired person is willing to work and is still capable of doing so, there is nothing anybody can do to stop it.

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