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Scott McClellan Resigns As WH Press Secretary

From Saudi-owned Reuters:

Bush press secretary quits, Rove ends policy role 

By Steve Holland

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – White House press secretary Scott McClellan announced his resignation on Wednesday and political adviser Karl Rove gave up his policy role in a shake-up of President George W. Bush’s senior aides.

The moves were part of an effort by new White House Chief of Staff Josh Bolten, who started his job last weekend, to help Bush rebound from sagging poll numbers and bolster American confidence in his leadership.

"I have given it my all, sir," McClellan told Bush outside the White House before a group of reporters.

One of a group of Texans brought to the White House by Bush, McClellan said he would stay on over the next two or three weeks to allow time for a transition to his successor, who has not yet been named.

Administration officials said Rove would give up his policy development duties in order to focus more on political affairs, as Republicans try to hang on to control of both houses of Congress in the November mid-term elections.

Rove, another Texas insider, has been keeping a low profile while still remaining under investigation in a special prosecutor’s probe into the leak of a CIA officer’s identity in 2003…

Certainly Scott McClellan was woefully miscast in this role. They should probably have replaced him with Rove.

I don’t believe Rove is really such a genius at getting people elected as everyone makes him out to be.

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, April 19th, 2006. Comments are currently closed.

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