Monday, August 13, 2007
Rove resigns--but it doesn't seem to matter anymore
George Bush's pals always wait too long before they resign; they wait so long that it doesn't seem to matter much.
Rumsfeld waited until after his party lost the Senate and the House of Representatives.
Karl Rove waited until it was clear that Bush didn't mean it when he said that anyone who committed a crime regarding the exposure of the identity of a CIA agent would be forced out of the White House.
I assume that talk of impeachment of Alberto Gonzalez, Cheney and Bush is what caused Bush to finally push Rove out. Bush wanted to throw out a sacrificial lamb--or sacrificial boar--to take the heat off himself and his AG and VP.
But I suspect it's too late to change the widespread perception that Bush feels little more than arrogance toward the American people.