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Unbiased Media Bid Karl Rove Fond Adieu

Our objective media opine on Karl Rove’s impending resignation, via Google News:

The Divider Behind the Uniter
Washington Post, United States – 1 hour ago
Karl Rove and George Bush in Austin in 1999, on the road to the…10:23 AM ET | More » Is Clinton running the most like Rove? (AP). …

What is Karl Rove hiding?
Guardian Unlimited, UK – 7 hours ago
When asked whether he’s resigning because of congressional scrutiny, Rove didn’t exactly deny it. The most intriguing line from Karl Rove’s interview with …

SF Chronicle Submissions
San Francisco Chronicle, USA – 2 hours ago
NO WHITE HOUSE adviser had more sway than Karl Rove, President Bush’s strategist, who mixed policy with politics as never before. …

Democrats vow to pursue Rove
Melbourne Herald Sun, Australia – 2 hours ago
US Democrats have vowed to continue their pursuit of President George W. Bush’s closest political adviser, Karl Rove, after his bombshell resignation. …

Bush’s ‘Boy Genius’ leaves White House
Toronto Star, Canada – 10 hours ago
In the end, Rove will likely enter the political history books as a master campaign strategist, but a failure at day-to-day governance. …

Karl Rove, political fighter
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription), MN – 3 hours ago
"That sounds like the rooster claiming to have called up the sun." KARL ROVE, asked his reaction to those who suggest he is being "run out of town. …

Exit the architect
The Age, Australia – 3 hours ago
Photo: AP He twice secured the ultimate political prize for George Bush – the Oval Office – but Karl Rove’s legacy may eventually damage his beloved …

Rove, the architect of who knows what
Sydney Morning Herald, Australia – 3 hours ago
PRESIDENT George Bush once nicknamed him the architect, heaping gratitude on his chief strategist for helping engineer two presidential victories and two …

Top political operative Karl Rove quits White House
National Post, Canada – 5 hours ago
WASHINGTON — Top White House strategist Karl Rove announced Monday he is resigning as George W. Bush’s chief political operative, ending a tumultuous …

Archive: Rove in new controversy over e-mails
National Post, Canada – 5 hours ago
WASHINGTON — White House political adviser Karl Rove was embroiled in a new controversy over potentially missing e-mails on Friday, the latest twist in the …

The "Rasputin" of the Republican party
Radio Netherlands, Netherlands – 6 hours ago
by Reinout van Wagtendonk* The departure of Karl Rove as President George W. Bush’s senior advisor is widely perceived as a loss for the White House. …

On Karl Rove’s departure
Globe and Mail, Canada – 6 hours ago
"Karl Rove thought that his Republican Party would govern for a generation. And it might have — had it not been for Karl Rove," The Globe’s John Ibbitson …

ANALYSIS: As he prepares to depart, Rove takes away a mixed legacy
Kansas City Star, MO – 6 hours ago
By MARK SILVA WASHINGTON | Rarely has anyone who never won an election claimed so much power in Washington. Yet Karl Rove was as well-known as almost any …

End of ‘Bush’s brain’ will bring down the curtain on lame-duck
Times Online, UK – 7 hours ago
Karl Rove, the mastermind behind President Bush’s two White House victories and the most influential political strategist of modern times, …

Cutting the Strings
Slate – 7 hours ago
By Daniel Politi The Los Angeles Times leads with word that the Justice Department is close to implementing a new set of regulations that would ultimately …

We saw Rove’s influence in everything that Bush did
Chicago Sun-Times, United States – 8 hours ago
We’re tempted to say: "Karl, we hardly knew ye." As George Bush’s brain, the man specialized in pulling strings, Oz-like, from behind a curtain of secrecy. …

We’ll go no more a-Rove-ing
Salon – 8 hours ago
The country takes leave of the political serial killer who tried to forge a one-party state. But don’t expect the Mayberry Machiavelli to pay for his civic …

The collapse of Karl Rove
Salon – 9 hours ago
The Pygmalion strategist from Texas built up the Republican Party by exploiting the religious right — and now his handiwork is crumbling. …

Lame Duck Now Lonely Duck
Korea Times, South Korea – 9 hours ago
By Dale McFeatters They say in Washington that no one’s indispensable, but for the Bush White House Karl Rove comes close. Now, in another blow the White …

Rove was half right
Dallas Morning News (subscription), TX – 10 hours ago
It’s easy to paint Karl Rove as the evil monster who has dominated George W. Bush’s world by spinning only dark and nefarious plots for 15 years. …

Rove campaigned for a failed philosophy
Concord Monitor, NH – 12 hours ago
As Karl Rove exits, a newer conservative movement will enter – which, come to think of it, is actually the older conservative movement that Rove & Co. …

Rove’s scorched-earth tactics ultimately hurt nation’s unity
Asheville Citizen-Times, NC – 12 hours ago
Karl Rove’s departure from the Bush White House might be an encouraging signal that the gutter politics of division and hatred are on the wane. …

Karl Rove Bows Out
Dallas Morning News (subscription), TX – 10 hours ago
Weren’t we all talking just yesterday about prospects for a permanent Republican majority? Karl Rove leaves the White House at the lowest moment for the …

Rove’s departure the latest loss for Bush
Newsday, NY – 10 hours ago
WASHINGTON – Karl Rove’s dramatic departure as President George W. Bush’s closest White House adviser is the latest sign that Bush is heading toward the …

A legacy of failure at the end of the Rove
Globe and Mail, Canada – 7 hours ago
WASHINGTON — Karl Rove thought that his Republican Party would govern for a generation. And it might have, had it not been for Karl Rove. …

Editorial: Rove quits, Bush presidency in decline
Newsday, NY – 10 hours ago
The departure of political guru Karl Rove officially marks President George W. Bush’s entrance to the twilight of his turn on the national stage. …

Bush adviser Rove quits amid troubles
San Antonio Express, TX – 11 hours ago
But his ability to advance Bush’s agenda on Capitol Hill has been called into question over the past 21/2 years with the failure of the top domestic …

As Rove moves on, it’s back to the future
Newsday, NY – 10 hours ago
It’s not just "Bush’s Brain" that’s leaving the White House, but a whole generation of Republican theorizing that is being shunted aside. …

Exit the alter ego
Baltimore Sun, United States – 10 hours ago
As Karl Rove begins "movin’ on down the road," as President Bush put it – getting out while the getting is good, others might say – he’s leaving a legacy …

Rove leaves, too late
Seattle Times, United States – 10 hours ago
The man whom President George W. Bush himself credited as the "architect" of his 2004 re-election also played a hand in tarnishing the presidency with his …

Rove Exits With His Usual MO: Delusional and Deceptive
AlterNet, CA – 10 hours ago
By Arianna Huffington, HuffingtonPost.com. Posted August 14, 2007. Karl Rove is heading out the door the doughy, fanatical personification of the Bush White …

Rove’s imprint is deep; but is it lasting?
Los Angeles Times, CA – 10 hours ago
The top Bush advisor wrote the book to GOP campaign success, but it’s unclear whether his tactics will survive him. By Tom Hamburger and Peter Wallsten, …

Rove exit could launch new political strategy
Boston Globe, United States – 10 hours ago
President Bush with Karl Rove after the announcement that the deputy chief of staff will leave the White House Aug. 31. (Win McNamee/Getty Images) By …

The Decider’s Destroyer
Palm Beach Post, United States – 15 hours ago
President Bush nicknamed Karl Rove "the Architect." Others called him a genius. On Aug. 31, the Architect will crawl away from the monument he destroyed …

Rove’s colossal failure
AZ Central.com, AZ – 7 hours ago
President Bush and Karl Rove, his principal political strategist, intended to create an enduring Republican governing majority during his tenure. …

No wonder they called him Turd Blossom
Salon – 8 hours ago
Karl Rove could put fecal matter on his lapel and call it a boutonniere. Goodbye and good riddance. By Garrison Keillor Aug. 15, 2007 | What truly cheers me …

Karl Rove may have doomed GOP
Bradenton Herald, United States – Aug 14, 2007
"I’m Moby Dick," Rove said Monday. He was his usual jaunty self aboard Air Force One riding back to Texas after a near-weepy White House lawn farewell with …

Rove to leave the White House
Los Angeles Times, CA – 10 hours ago
Bush’s key political strategist says he wants to spend more time with his family. Several congressional panels have issued subpoenas for his testimony. …

Tool Time: Rove Goes But the Malevolent Machine Rolls On
The Baltimore Chronicle, MD – 3 hours ago
It fuels the machine serviced by tools like Rove. Karl Rove has resigned, and for the moment that seems like good news — although given the history and MO …

Rove quits while he’s behind
Los Angeles Times, CA – 10 hours ago
Give Karl Rove his due. The political strategist known as "Bush’s brain" mobilized enough little gray cells to put his client in the White House twice. …

Bush losing key advisor at a low ebb
Los Angeles Times, CA – 11 hours ago
The close confidant will be the last Texan to depart the president’s inner circle. He says it’s the right time. By Maura Reynolds, Los Angeles Times Staff …

Rove walks out amid high-profile missteps
Houston Chronicle, United States – 12 hours ago
By BENNETT ROTH WASHINGTON — The day after his 2004 re-election, President Bush saluted Karl Rove as "The Architect" — an acknowledgment of the crucial role …

Karl Rove: Bush’s Napoleon – Like the French emperor in Russia
Los Angeles Times, CA – 12 hours ago
There’s an old maxim that if Napoleon had been struck by a cannon ball on his way toward Moscow, he would be remembered as an unrivaled military genius and …

Rove hits road as Bush mired in crisis
Boston Herald, United States – 13 hours ago
By AP WASHINGTON – Karl Rove is riding off into the sunset just as President Bush heads into the twilight of his presidency, but the controversial adviser …

‘Architect’ Envisioned GOP Supremacy
Washington Post, United States – 14 hours ago
By Anne E. Kornblut and Michael D. Shear President Bush once nicknamed him "The Architect," heaping gratitude on his chief strategist for helping engineer…

Rove’s Highs And Lows
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription), MN – 14 hours ago
1970: While working for a GOP candidate, Rove finds his way into Democratic opponent’s office in Illinois and takes campaign stationery, later used to send …

To Dems, Rove ‘more dangerous’ outside West Wing
USA Today – 16 hours ago
By Jill Lawrence and Judy Keen, USA TODAY Karl Rove may be leaving his roles as hard-nosed strategist and bookish policy expert in the Bush White House, …

Now the president’s brain really is missing
Scotsman, United Kingdom – 20 hours ago
KARL Rove, the political strategist credited with plotting George Bush’s path to power, announced yesterday that he will leave Mr Bush’s service at the end …

Karl Rove: A Master Strategist or a Phony
American Chronicle, CA – 20 hours ago
The departure of Rove however has one ray of hope for democracy. It shows that executive has recognized natural superiority of lawmakers who represent …

Bush’s brain goes missing as Karl Rove retires
Independent, UK – 20 hours ago
To Republicans, he is a brilliant strategist who kept their man in power. To Democrats, he is a ruthless manipulator whose machinations banished them to the …

Editorial: Master of Dirty Tricks
Arab News, Saudi Arabia – 20 hours ago
SO White House aide Karl Rove — the man they called “the president’s brain” — has quit. It is a significant departure which probably represents the …

What Karl Rove Didn’t Build
Washington Post, United States – 16 hours ago
AS A POLITICAL operative, Karl Rove, the White House guru who announced his resignation yesterday, has few equals in modern American history. …

Goodbye, ‘Boy Genius’
Washington Post, United States – 16 hours ago
By Eugene Robinson Buh-bye, Karl Rove. On your way out of the White House, don’t let the screen door hit you where the dog should have bit you. …

Rove’s dream lost in sands of Iraq
CNN – Aug 13, 2007
Karl Rove will enter history as the most influential political strategist of the modern presidency. James Carville, Dick Morris, Lee Atwater, etc. …

Rove was pimping Gonzales back in 1989
Slate – 22 hours ago
The 1989 memo from "Karl Rove + Company" (below) is an early example of the direct-marketing consultant’s patronage, a request to Clements’ appointments …

Bush’s brain drain
Guardian Unlimited, UK – 17 hours ago
At times following the election of 2000, America’s Democrats came to see Karl Rove rather as some British soldiers in the second world war saw Rommel – as …

How Rove became victim of administration’s hubris
Guardian Unlimited, UK – 17 hours ago
Karl Rove’s departure from the White House to spend more time with his family and to write his memoirs marks the end of the dominant political partnership …

Rove’s departure marks ‘end of Bush presidency’
ABC Online, Australia – 17 hours ago
By Kim Landers US President George W Bush says Karl Rove will resign at the end of the month. (AFP: Saul Loeb) The mastermind of US President George W …

Rove-style politics polarize us
LaCrosse Tribune, WI – 14 hours ago
By Tribune editorial board Karl Rove, the political genius who ran both policy and campaign operations for President George W. Bush, was a master of the …

Karl Rove: The Machiavelli Who Failed
Yahoo! News – 18 hours ago
The Nation — Karl Rove’s never-particularly brilliant career as a manipulator of the political processes of the nation will end as it began: mired in …

Key Bush ally resigns
Independent Online, South Africa – 19 hours ago
Washington – Karl Rove, President George Bush’s embattled, polarising political guru and most trusted confidant, is calling it quits at a tough time for the …

Rove’s lifelong yen for corruption
Idaho Mountain Express and Guide, ID – 12 hours ago
By PAT MURPHY Hailed and mocked as "Bush’s Brain" and lionized by President Bush as "boy genius," Karl Rove leaves his historically powerful White House job …

Goodbye Is Good News
Winston-Salem Journal, NC – 12 hours ago
Karl Rove, the White House political director and a deputy chief of staff, will resign at the end of the month. If President Bush is to salvage anything …

Karl Rove’s Legacy
Atlantic Online – 21 hours ago
Once upon a time, Karl Rove had a rapacious political fantasy: to construct a historic and lasting Republican coalition. That dream has been emphatically …

Building a Coalition, Forgetting to Rule
New York Times, United States – 23 hours ago
This is not to say Karl Rove’s detractors have him pegged. For instance, they often accuse him of practicing “wedge politics” and fomenting “polarization. …

Karl Rove’s future and decision to go home
Los Angeles Times, CA – 21 hours ago
In recent weeks he was uncharacteristically coy about his future. When a friend asked him during a recent lunch if he planned to stay to the end of …

Cut-and-run Karl has had enough
Chicago Tribune, United States – 6 hours ago
The White House confirmed Monday morning that President Bush’s master strategist will be leaving Bush’s side at the end of August. "I just think it’s time," …

Profile: Karl Rove, the ‘ Turd Blossom’
Times Online, UK – 21 hours ago
Karl Christian Rove, the most influential presidential strategist in modern American history, was born in Denver, Colorado, on Christmas Day, 1950. …

Fresh blow to lame-duck Bush
MSNBC – 21 hours ago
By Andrew Ward in Washington Karl Rove was a founding member of the close-knit group of Texan political operatives who helped propel George W. Bush first to …

How Rove Hopes to Avoid Capitol Hill
Washington Post, United States – Aug 14, 2007
Now that Karl Rove has announced his plans to leave the White House, it’s never too soon to look at the legal fallout from his decision. …

Rove leaves more second-term blues for White House
Reuters – 22 hours ago
By John Whitesides, Political Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The resignation of Karl Rove, architect of President George W. Bush’s election triumphs …

10 Lessons From Karl Rove
ABC News – 22 hours ago
White House Deputy Chief of Staff Karl Rove arriving at the White House last March. The White House allowed Rove and former White House counsel Harriet …

The Bush White House after Karl Rove will be a very different place
Newsweek – 23 hours ago
By Holly Bailey Aug. 13, 2007 – In George W. Bush’s White House, no one was more powerful or influential than Karl Rove. The political strategist not only …

The Downfall Of Karl Rove
CBS News, NY – 1 hour ago
Every political reporter has a Karl Rove story, and I have mine. I met Rove in Austin in 1995, when I was writing a profile of presidential aspirant Phil …

Rove leaves legacy of winning, divisiveness
Austin American-Statesman (subscription), TX – 14 hours ago
Loathed and admired, Bush strategist wasn’t able to create lasting GOP majority he desired. By Ken Herman WASHINGTON — In the end, Karl Rove leaves the …

End of the road for the Republicans’ Architect
MSNBC – 23 hours ago
By Edward Luce in Washington At a White House press conference last November, the day after the Republican Party’s convincing defeat in the mid-term …

Rove’s Blind Spot
Washington Post, United States – 15 hours ago
By Harold Meyerson Decades from now, historians will have trouble fathoming why Karl Rove’s contemporaries hailed him as a genius. An expert practitioner of …

Rove’s Dismal Legacy
Washington Post, United States – 23 hours ago
By Dan Froomkin The political guru who made President Bush what he is today had hoped to leave behind a permanent Republican ruling majority. …

Farewell bouquets for Karl Rove?
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription), MN – 20 minutes ago
What would be in your farewell bouquets to Karl Rove? Would you include some natives like lady slipper, switch grass, or perhaps, poison oak? …

Bush’s brain has left the building: Notes on Karl Rove
National Post, Canada – Aug 13, 2007
The entire world has become obsessed with the process of politics, and when much of the media and liberal intelligentsia have never been able to understand …

Hey Karl! Would A More Honest Reason For Leaving Kill You?
Yahoo! News – Aug 13, 2007
Aren’t you nearly nauseous about this "spending more time with my family" reason for leaving public office? Were these guys oblivious to their families …

Many controversies
Detroit Free Press, United States – 12 hours ago
For all of his political expertise, Karl Rove became entwined in some of the most damaging controversies of the Bush administration — from the leak of a …

The Rove Legacy
New York Times, United States – Aug 13, 2007
By ADAM NAGOURNEY Karl Rove leaves the White House in anything but victory. His legendary reputation was seriously diminished by the Republican defeat in …

DUBYA’S BRAIN GIVES UP
Mirror.co.uk, UK – 13 hours ago
White House strategist Karl Rove – the man known as "Bush’s Brain" – announced yesterday he was quitting. His surprise exit leaves beleaguered Bush … 

Controversial Bush spin doctor Rove quits
Business Day, South Africa – 13 hours ago
WASHINGTON — Top White House adviser Karl Rove, who has often been called George Bush’s political guru and linked to the most controversial decisions of his …

Karl Rove’s Leaving Legacy
TIME – Aug 13, 2007
Karl Rove is the most famous, and infamous, political strategist in American history. There was a time when his range seemed so vast, his influence over …

Bush’s brain departs
Rediff, India – Aug 13, 2007
On August 31, one of the most controversial relationships in politics comes to an end when Karl Rove resigns as political advisor to President George W Bush …

How Rove won – and lost – the party
Financial Times, UK – 12 minutes ago
By that measure, Karl Rove’s career has to be deemed a success. He built the Republican party of Texas into one of the most powerful state parties in …

The rise and fall of Turd Blossom
Guardian Unlimited, UK – 2 hours ago
Karl Rove departs the White House as damaged goods, a divider and dirty-trickster who tried to distort US politics in his own image. …

Rove’s wedge
The Register-Guard, OR – 52 minutes ago
Karl Rove leaves a malign mark on the American political system as he prepares to depart the Bush White House. Rove, more than anyone, has blurred the line …

Karl Rove: Treasonous Advisor Jumps King George’s Sinking Ship
OpEdNews, PA – 30 minutes ago
by Kim Grant Page 1 of 1 page(s) Karl Rove has announced his planned resignation. The man who has systematically undermined the integrity of the United …

The Reviews Are In: Major Papers Cast Rove’s Record As Failure
Think Progress, DC – 41 minutes ago
In the wake of Karl Rove’s resignation yesterday, television talking heads were quick to heap praise on the political strategist, lauding him as a …

Isn’t it funny that all of these media experts never cite a single specific that Karl Rove did wrong? They can’t name one "dirty trick" he ever did.

But thankfully "the politics of personal destruction" is over.

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