"'Obviously it's big loss to us, said Deputy White House press secretary Dana Perino. 'He is a great colleague, good friend and a brilliant mind.'Yeah, right. Spend more time with his family. Until one of the GOP buys the notion that Rove is brilliant and is willing to do whatever it takes to win. Jon Stewart's joke about Scott McClellan comes to mind. Perhaps it would go like this, "Karl Rove has resigned to spend more time lying to his family and spreading rumors that his neighbors are anti-American flag burning gay terrorists."
Perino said Rove 'wouldn't be going if he wasn't sure this is the right time to be giving more time to his family.'"
Reading that article in the Atlantic on The Rove Presidency makes me think that Rove was a perfect advisor for Bush. Arrogant to the core, and completely unwilling to admit either error or acknowledge the harm they have done--they were meant for each other. And neither is close to being as smart as they think they are.
Personally, I think this man should be in jail instead of making up something about his family. I am sure the right wing will shower him with money and adoration. But I also suspect this is not the last we have heard from him. Either running another campaign or indicted or both.