Karl Rove has announced he’s quitting his job as High Overlord of the Department of Evil in the White House. He plans to hang up his Darth Vader helmet and cape by the end of the month:
A senior administration official described Rove’s agony over the decision, and how “he and his family struggled” over it and why “this is a good as time as any.”
“You’re never going to replace him,” said another senior administration official, adding that Rove served a “unique role.”
“It’s up to [White House Chief of Staff] Josh [Bolten] whether he’ll be replaced,” the official said.
I’m sure Rove’s agony is nothing compared to the agony he’s indirectly inflicted on the American populace for the past 7 years. While I’m pleased he’s tossing in the towel it’s tempered by the fact that the damage is already done so his leaving doesn’t really give one hope that things will improve anytime soon.