Karl Rove to resign

The ol' Rovemeister is packing up his bag of dirty tricks and hitting the road at the end of August. Early reports indicate he'll return to Texas, either to spend more time with his family or sacrifice small animals to some unspecified dark overlord. Nunc Scio has long been an opponent of evil in politics, and is thus happy to see the end of Rove. Nevertheless, you've got to admire this guy's legacy. Not many politicos can say they took an alcoholic C student with the business acumen of a turnip and turned him into a president. Did I say admire? I meant curse.

Rove announced his impending departure in an exclusive interview with the WSJ. True to form, he took the opporunity to fire some parting shots. Describing Hillary Clinton as a "a tough, tenacious, fatally flawed candidate," he thinks the Republicans have "a very good chance" to hold onto the White House in 2008. Zing!

Adieu, Mr. Rove. You're a jackass, but you've managed to crawl into the history books anyways. 

UPDATE: Jay Rosen at Pressthink has a great perspective piece on the strange fascination reporters have for Rove.