Rove to retire at end-of-month

Just saw this, so I have no idea how old it is (although I believe it to be very recent) – Karl Rove has announced he will retire as deputy White House chief of staff at the end of the month.

Mr. Rove was one of the last remaining senior members of the team that followed Mr. Bush from Texas to the White House in 2001. But increasingly he had to work with newcomers brought into the White House by the chief of staff, Joshua B. Bolten, to help navigate a new era in which the White House has often had to seek accommodation with its political opponents – and Republican Congressional allies – where it once was able to run past them.

I know it is fashionable to insult Rove, blame him for all the ills of the world, and so on. I really know little about him, so will just pass on the news and sign off.

[tags]Karl Rove, Rove to retire, Politics[/tags]