Karl Rove is moving on down the road," Bush said, appearing grim-faced on the White House's South Lawn with Rove at his side.
...Rove's departure reinforces Bush's lame-duck stature and declining influence, particularly with Democrats in control on Capitol hill.
"Obviously it's a big loss to us," White House deputy press secretary Dana Perino said. "He's a great colleague, a good friend, and a brilliant mind. He will be greatly missed, but we know he wouldn't be going if he wasn't sure this was the right time to be giving more to his family, his wife Darby and their son."
*snort* Is there ever such a thing as an official who officially resigns for some reason other than "wants to spend more time with his family?"
Also, consider: someone married and procreated with Karl Rove.
Anyway. I'd tuned out most things Bushwise--after all, what more is there to say? "Yep, he's still a cluelessly malevolent, epic fuckup, continuing to fuck things up, as fuckups are wont to do. Film at eleven. Oh, look, there goes another official plummeting past the fifth floor window. Ho hum." Rove, though...