See what happens when you go out and try to exercise some meat off your fat butt instead of sitting on it waiting for the Big News? You miss out on it. (The previous to posts were set yesterday to post automatically.) Living on the West coast doesn't help either. You'll know that I'm really committed to losing weight (or ready to be committed) if I start getting up at oh-dark-thirty to exercise.
So let's see what a few other folks are saying about Karl Rove's imminent departure from the Bush Administration.
Pajamas Media laments Rove's abbreviated career as a rap artist and has a good-sized roundup.
Cernig is skeptical of Rove's stated "for the family" reasons and floats the idea that Rove may be returning to Texas to lend a hand to Governor Rick Perry in a shot for higher office. (Thanks to Jules Crittenden)
The Hill Bloggers are skeptical as well and point out that Rove's only child is in college.
[S]ome of us would wager that the man who was willing to forgo adequate sleep, vacation and family time all these years to create and maintain George W. Bush, the 43rd president of the United States, is actually speaking to us in code.
Michelle Malkin liveblogged the press conference announcement and notes that nothing was said about Rove's perceived mishandling of the Dubai Ports, the Harriet Miers SC nomination or post-Iraq invasion errors.
He says he feels he has spread enough evil in the world and now wants to spread evil on a smaller scale, such as kidnapping and beheading teenagers and then dismembering their corpses as part of a Satanic ritual. He also plans to take his family to the beach.Much, much more is available at Memeorandum.
UPDATE: Scott at Powerline:
When I got the chance to shake Rove's hand at the White House Hannukah party in December 2005 [in the wake of Rathergate], I told Rove that we ["conservative operatives"] were awaiting further instructions. He just laughed.Too public a gathering, perhaps. ;-)