It looks like Karl Rove is a free man. That may be. But does the White House really want a Deputy Chief of Staff who only through the grace of a good lawyer dodged being indicted by a Federal Grand Jury?
Not only that, the longer Karl Rove hangs around the White House, the longer the Democrats will be able to use him as the big piñata for the campaigns of 2006 and 2008, and Mr. Rove’s reputation as the political genius of the ages is basically down the crapper. He’s going to be as welcome at the next Republican presidential campaign as a wet dog at a wedding.
Stick around, Karl. We really need you.