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.
I imagine he's leaving to go work the 2008 campaign, which he couldn't do as well while supposedly working for the lame duck pres.
So perhaps celebration is premature.
If Rove is "the devil incarnate", then what is Cheney?
Bush's malignant polyp? Harvey Fierstein's evil twin? The serpent horcrux?
Bush's duck is so lame that Rove can't see himself doing any good there. Rove's going to go plan the GOP comeback of 2012, after Bush finishes aiming the car over the cliff and lets the Dems do the landing.