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Karl Rove to quit
Yahoo! News ^ | 8/13/2007

Posted on 08/13/2007 2:08:45 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Karl Rove, a political adviser to 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."


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008; aliens; bush; democrats; election2000; election2004; election2008; georgebush; immigration; karlrove; magnificentbastard; presidentbush; republicans; rove; whitehouse
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Hope he joins Fred's team, even though he had a hand in the immigration debacle...
1 posted on 08/13/2007 2:08:49 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
No, he won't. Rove is going to spend time with his family in Texas. I think he's burned out with politics. The Democrats hated him because he beat them a couple of times. 2006 was the year when he ran out of luck for reasons beyond his control. But he get Bush elected twice and that's a pretty good legacy to have on your resume as a political wizard.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

2 posted on 08/13/2007 2:11:29 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1880362/posts
3 posted on 08/13/2007 2:12:45 AM PDT by ASA Vet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Fox News broke in at 2:06am PDT to announce that Rove would be leaving.


4 posted on 08/13/2007 2:13:29 AM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I was wondering which GOP candidate for president offered Karl Rove a boat load of money to join his campaign?

I wonder if it’s Mit? After all, he has a personal fortune of $500 million, so he could easily make Karl an offer he couldn’t refuse (although I prefer Fred).


5 posted on 08/13/2007 2:14:23 AM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (My number one goal in life is to leave a bigger carbon footprint than Al Gore.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I was wondering which GOP candidate for president offered Karl Rove a boat load of money to join his campaign?

I wonder if it’s Mit? After all, he has a personal fortune of $500 million, so he could easily make Karl an offer he couldn’t refuse (although I prefer Fred).


6 posted on 08/13/2007 2:14:26 AM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (My number one goal in life is to leave a bigger carbon footprint than Al Gore.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

7 posted on 08/13/2007 2:17:26 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (Satisfaction was my sin)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

who’s gonna control the weather now???


8 posted on 08/13/2007 2:29:58 AM PDT by Always Right
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Karl Rove to quit
  Posted by 2ndDivisionVet
On News/Activism 08/13/2007 2:08:45 AM PDT · 7 replies · 190+ views


Yahoo! News ^ | 8/13/2007
 

Karl Rove to Resign At the End of August
  Posted by Sub-Driver
On News/Activism 08/13/2007 1:31:30 AM PDT · 16 replies · 388+ views


Wall Street Journal ^

9 posted on 08/13/2007 2:31:35 AM PDT by RonDog
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

How long before DU and Daily Kuz claims they have defeated him and take “credit” for his retirement?


10 posted on 08/13/2007 2:33:34 AM PDT by traditional1
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; goldstategop
In the words of ... well, pretty much any Western ever, "My work is done here." Not a lot of work for an electoral wizard in a lame-duck administration.

Rove is going to spend time with his family in Texas. I think he's burned out with politics.

Sorry, but I don't think I'm buying it. What's he going to do, take up knitting? Rebuild an old Studebaker? Breed chinchillas?

Rove might not take a high-profile role, but wherever he is, he'll have a phone, fax and e-mail. He could be a Grand Old Man consultant without a formal job title. My guess is that he'll take a role with the RNCC, and won't back a presidential candidate until there's a nominee. But that's just a guess, and I could be wrong.

11 posted on 08/13/2007 2:37:32 AM PDT by ReignOfError (`massive)
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To: ReignOfError; 2ndDivisionVet; goldstategop
Sorry, I meant RCCC, not RNCC; Republican Congressional Campaign Committee.
12 posted on 08/13/2007 2:39:37 AM PDT by ReignOfError (`massive)
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To: traditional1

They already are...take a look over there, if you have the stomach for it. Funny, HuffandBlow is clueless so far.


13 posted on 08/13/2007 2:48:37 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Cuius testiculos habeas, habeas cardia et cerebellum)
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To: traditional1
How long before DU and Daily Kuz claims they have defeated him and take “credit” for his retirement?

I think their heads are exploding. It was Karl Rove they were still hoping to see frog-marched out of the White House. This is NOT a Merry Fitzmas for the loons.
14 posted on 08/13/2007 2:51:50 AM PDT by Thrownatbirth (.....when the sidewalks are safe for the little guy.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Hope he joins Fred's team, even though he had a hand in the immigration debacle...

My thoughts too. Either this is fallout from Amnesty, or he's preparing to join a candidate for 2008. We'll know soon enough.

15 posted on 08/13/2007 2:55:54 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Withhold Taxes - Starve a Liberal)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
GOOD RIDDANCE!!! (Senor Rove)

16 posted on 08/13/2007 2:56:39 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Visit this thread 1-hour from now. In that time, an average of 416.6 more ILLEGALS will be in the US)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

17 posted on 08/13/2007 3:00:27 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Visit this thread 1-hour from now. In that time, an average of 416.6 more ILLEGALS will be in the US)
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To: goldstategop

Plus, his bank account is probably getting a bit low. Executive branch officials are bound to the GS schedule and are limited in what private investments they are allowed to maintain because of ethics rules. They just don’t make that much (legally) when serving as a government official, believe it or not, and Karl’s been at it for 7 years.


18 posted on 08/13/2007 3:04:44 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner ("Si vis pacem para bellum")
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To: Cowboy Bob
Either this is fallout from Amnesty,

I think in a polite way, GWB got an earful from the 10 talk show host that visited him last week.

He probably knew way before hand what they would say, they could not be that deaf at 1600 Penn Ave. to what was being said at the height of the debate.

But GWB should do something to really drive them nuts over at the Kos and DU..

Hire Newt !!!!

19 posted on 08/13/2007 3:06:06 AM PDT by taildragger
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Just in time for the Cheney 2008 campaign.


20 posted on 08/13/2007 3:06:13 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’ll miss Karl Rove. The derangement he stirred in others amused me to no end.


21 posted on 08/13/2007 3:07:49 AM PDT by kb2614 (Hell hath no fury than a bureaucrat scorned)
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To: kb2614
At least he’ll leave in a limousine, not a paddy wagon like the defeatocrats would’ve liked.
22 posted on 08/13/2007 3:09:54 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Cuius testiculos habeas, habeas cardia et cerebellum)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Maybe Mr. Murdoch gave him a post at the WSJ; wouldn’t that piss off the left-wing!


23 posted on 08/13/2007 3:11:01 AM PDT by Finalapproach29er (Dems will impeach Bush in 2008; mark my words.)
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To: goldstategop

Rove batted 1000 with regard to George W Bush, winning every election Rove managed.

Rove had nothing to do with 2006. Congressional Republicans screwed that pooch.


24 posted on 08/13/2007 3:14:43 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi (The Democratic Party will not exist in a few years....we are watching history unfold before us.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Over the next 18 months, everybody on the President Bush’s team is going to quit. It is the way it works at the end of every administration, and signifies nothing.

There will be much breathless reportage over each and every one, of course. But it will be completely meaningless.


25 posted on 08/13/2007 3:15:30 AM PDT by gridlock (ELIMINATE PERVERSE INCENTIVES)
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To: Always Right
Who’s gonna control the weather now???

This morning it is kind of grey and uninspired here. Neither hot nor cold, neither windy nor calm. It is as if the weather does not know what to do without bing told...

26 posted on 08/13/2007 3:18:26 AM PDT by gridlock (ELIMINATE PERVERSE INCENTIVES)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

27 posted on 08/13/2007 3:20:30 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: goldstategop
For that alone no matter where he is or what he is or is not doing, Karl will be a consultant for the rest of his life and well paid for it. He has earned every cent and then some.

THANKS KARL for your service!!!!

28 posted on 08/13/2007 3:24:50 AM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: Izzy Dunne
Just in time for the Cheney 2008 campaign.

Exactly.

29 posted on 08/13/2007 3:24:55 AM PDT by abb (The Dinosaur Media: A One-Way Medium in a Two-Way World)
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To: abb

Not a chance!


30 posted on 08/13/2007 3:30:47 AM PDT by billhilly (My former tag line.)
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To: goldstategop

It wasn’t luck. It was bad decision making for his boss, such as the ports deal, the immigration issue, and the fiasco known as Harriet Myers.


31 posted on 08/13/2007 3:32:47 AM PDT by Maigrey (Glock 27: When you get BBQ sauce on it, throw it in the dish washer. Problem solved.)
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation

Frankly, I think Rove was exactly the right guy at the right time, but that time is gone. He did great work in 2000 and 2004, but by 2006, his bag of tricks had been exhausted.

Rove is like Mariano Rivera, the great NY Yankees relief pitcher. Mariano is devastatingly effective in the regular season, when opposing batters see him once or twice, and then do not see him again for a while. But over a seven-game series, the opposing batters figure out his stuff, and he is winds up being just ordinary toward the end.

The Donks have figured out Karl Rove’s stuff. It is time for the manager to come out with the hook. But, like the like the Yankees, the Republicans have been relying on their Magician for so long, they don’t have any other decent closers on the bench.


32 posted on 08/13/2007 3:32:48 AM PDT by gridlock (ELIMINATE PERVERSE INCENTIVES)
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To: taildragger
What a joke! G. Bush taking advice to fire Rove from Beck and Hannity!!

I have not heard one word from any talk show even slightly suggesting that Rove go anywhere.

33 posted on 08/13/2007 3:34:48 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek
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So, just out of curiosity, what is Karl Roves home Congressional District?


34 posted on 08/13/2007 3:35:19 AM PDT by gridlock (ELIMINATE PERVERSE INCENTIVES)
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To: PJ-Comix

Pitt is going to need his DU account back now....


35 posted on 08/13/2007 3:52:29 AM PDT by NapkinUser ("The House will pass S1348 and the president will sign it into law. It's a done deal." -B. Chezwick)
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To: goldstategop

“But he get Bush elected twice and that’s a pretty good legacy to have on your resume as a political wizard. “

I don’t think he is as smart as he is cracked up to be. He barely beat two of the worst candidates in recent history. One even got more votes. Gore was a boring liar and Kerry was an elitist flip-flopper. Bush should have mopped the floor with those clowns.


36 posted on 08/13/2007 3:55:26 AM PDT by SmoothTalker
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No offense intended, but good riddance, and Fred is too mixed up with the Bushbots already as it is.


37 posted on 08/13/2007 3:55:55 AM PDT by OKSooner
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I’ll bet half of the Demos are cheering his departure, while the other half are thinking,”What is he up to now?”
38 posted on 08/13/2007 3:59:27 AM PDT by jmcenanly
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To: gridlock
Tough to say. He's registered to vote in Ingram, TX (Kerr County), but has never lived there apparently. Has houses in DC & Florida.

So, just out of curiosity, what is Karl Roves home Congressional District?

39 posted on 08/13/2007 4:00:40 AM PDT by Ready4Freddy ("Everyone knows there's a difference between Muslims and terrorists. No one knows what it is, tho...)
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To: Always Right

Who’s going to operate the thought control machine?


40 posted on 08/13/2007 4:00:50 AM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: taildragger

I heard about Beck being invited but who else was?


41 posted on 08/13/2007 4:03:54 AM PDT by GregB (Please pray for my grandchildren,Anna and Jacob!!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

adios Turd Blossom.


42 posted on 08/13/2007 4:04:05 AM PDT by shove_it (nonilligitimus carborundum)
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To: Coldwater Creek

I didn’t say that, I did say he may have got an earful.


44 posted on 08/13/2007 4:07:25 AM PDT by taildragger
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To: GregB
Laura Ingraham, Bill Bennett, Hugh Hewitt, Michael Medved, and Hannity that I know of. Rush had a private meeting, he his to big to mingle with these interlopers....I don't know who the rest were to round out the 10.
45 posted on 08/13/2007 4:09:29 AM PDT by taildragger
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Hope he joins Fred's team,

Hope the hell not!

46 posted on 08/13/2007 4:12:54 AM PDT by org.whodat (What's the difference between a Democrat and a republican????)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Merv Griffin dies and Karl Rove unexpectedly resigns...coincidence????

(How long before a similar post appears on Kos LOL)


47 posted on 08/13/2007 4:15:31 AM PDT by oneofmany ("An Assault on Reason" occurs every time Al Gore speaks...)
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To: goldstategop
Rove could not stay away from the ‘08 election if he wanted to... and he does not want to. He may do his thing in a non-public way, or he may be upfront... but he will be active in the ‘08 election.

LLS

48 posted on 08/13/2007 4:18:46 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Support America, Kill terrorists, Destroy dims!)
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To: Maigrey

The “ports deal” was a CIA front to get our agents into 137 ports in which we have little intel capability. The story appeared on Foxnews and in the NY Times. You need to drop that mantra. Immigration sucked and Miers was not my choice either... but the ports deal was something other than what it appeared.

LLS


49 posted on 08/13/2007 4:22:43 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Support America, Kill terrorists, Destroy dims!)
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To: AmericanInTokyo; 2ndDivisionVet
Have you learned nothing!

WHY would the multiple posters here want him running anyone's campaign?

Do we not think he's the architect of the amnesty fiasco?

Is this really what we want for our government?

I don't.

50 posted on 08/13/2007 4:29:41 AM PDT by Guenevere (Duncan Hunter for President 2008!!!)
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