This just in: even the devil incarnate has had enough.
WASHINGTON – Karl Rove, a political adviser to U.S. President George W. Bush and a lightning rod for anger among Democrats, will leave the White House at the end of this month, Rove told the Wall Street Journal.
“I just think it’s time,” Rove said in an interview with the newspaper published on Monday.
“There’s always something that can keep you here, and as much as I’d like to be here, I’ve got to do this for the sake of my family.”
And now we say goodbye, finally, to possibly the most cynical and shameless political maneuverer who ever played the game, a man who exploited people’s religious differences for the sake of power and ideology, and in the process divided this nation–hopefully not beyond repair.
It’ll be interesting to see where this guy ends up next–hopefully nowhere near the White House–and I imagine it won’t be long before we get a better idea of his true reasons for resigning.