Ding Dong, The Merry-oh, Sing It High, Sing It Low
From the Washington Post:
Karl Rove, Adviser to President Bush, to Resign
Yes, he's leaving the White House and politics at month's end. What's a Prezzy to do without his Turd Blossom? We'll find out. The official word is that he's going to spend time with his wife and son, because it's time. I don't know about TB, Jr., who's in college in San Antonio, but I didn't hang overly much with my dad at that age. Whatever, it really cannot be bad news to see the back of the guy who:
… helped craft the first-term Bush agenda of tax cuts, which succeeded, and the second-term agenda of Social Security private accounts, which did not. More broadly, he provided the intellectual and historic framework for the Bush presidency and hoped to use it to open a new era of Republican political dominance, a project that today looks potentially crippled by the unpopularity of both the president and the Iraq war."
A formal announcement is expected later this morning from Bush. First they have to get him out of the toy box where he's been huddled, sobbing, since Karl said he wouldn't play anymore. So far, the Turdmeister has spoken only to Paul Gigot at the Wall St. Journal. He said rumors of his devis(ing schemes that have morally bankrupted the institution of the presidency) have been greatly exaggerated.
Rove laughed off his own reputation as the svengali of the Bush presidency. "I'm a myth," he said. "There's the Mark of Rove. I read about some of the things I'm supposed to have done and I have to try not to laugh."
Which is funny, because when I think about the things he has done, I have to try not to cry.