With the recent departures of Karl Rove and Alberto Gonzalez — just the latest in a long line of Administration officials to jump ship – President Bush is left as the lone cowboy standing. You almost have to feel a little sorry for Gonzalez, who was clearly in way over his head to begin with. But Karl Rove is a whole different story. I always thought “the Architect” was an ironic nickname for someone who made a career out of tearing people down. Did you catch that tearful farewell on the White House lawn a few weeks back? I don't imagine too many other Americans were welling up at the departure of a man who single-handedly swift-boated some of our finest heroes. John Murtha, John Kerry, John McCain, Max Cleland, the list goes on. The guy could smear Mother Teresa – he's that devious.
Karl Rove personally reinvented what it means to play dirty politics and I, for one, couldn't be happier to see him go. I just wish he could take some of his failed policies with him.