Karl Rove, 56, who served as chief strategist for President-elect Bush's presidential campaign, will manage the Office of Political Affairs, the Office of Public Liaison, and the Office of Strategic Initiatives at the White House. Before joining the campaign, he was president of Karl Rove and Company, an Austin-based public affairs firm. Rove attended the University of Utah, the University of Texas at Austin and George Mason University. He has taught at the LBJ School of Public Affairs and in the Journalism Department at the University of Texas at Austin.
After hearing on CNN that Rove attended numerous colleges but never graduated I went through numerous sites trying to find where that was mentioned and I could not find anything. Not even a mention of it in his White House autobiography. I found that surprising and that it was never mentioned. While I was digging besides the numerous interesting articles out there many which were never mentioned I found that he was booorn in 1950 and said he dreamed about being in the White House from that day.
Worse I found that his lying undetrhanded tactics is what got him his start in Daddy's administration and the rewards for this started from day one and as you know continue today
How Bush's Brain Hijacked Washington: Rove's ties to Bush the Elder commenced in 1973, when Poppy was the Republican national chairman and Karl aspired to be the president of the College Republicans. It was a post Rove could not win by the numbers. To circumvent them, he claimed that the organization was not adhering procedurally to the College Republican charter, and mounted credentials challenges to supporters of his opponent, Robert Edgeworth. In the end Rove essentially declared himself the winner of a separate election. The controversy got kicked upstairs to Bush, who awarded the election to Rove.
Later, in retaliation, Edgeworth leaked to the Washington Post that Rove was teaching dirty tricks seminars to young Republicans--and fresh off the humiliation of Watergate, no less.
He was ruthless in chasing his goals, especially when it came to rivalries or power struggles with his own Republican cohorts. I was really surprised to see the well documented trail of underhanded Politics starting with Richard Nixon through his Fathers Presidency and now bush's and he continues to get away with it and be rewarded for it. Please read it. I wish we knew and made more of this years ago. http://citypages.com/databank/25/1216/article12006.asp
Now my fear: First I have to laugh! The first thing he wants to do is go Dove hunting. Everyone stay away from him. I can hear the Cheney quail hunting jokes now. Aside from any mishap I found this resignment very timely and beneficial for the Republican party today and in 2008. many will tend to rejoice now that Rove's is gone but I am sure he will be pulling the strings from Texas. Republicans will tout Rove's departure because it will take a major negative focus off the Republican party.
The worse part: If Bush does not declare martial law and cancel elections and he may not have to now, Rove's will be freed up to concentrate his 3D underhanded Political tactics on derailing a still shaky Democratic party in 2008. Rove's will be freed to run the Republican disinformation and media gauntlet and once again make honorable people and intentions look like dirt so Republicans can keep their fingers around our throats. Plus you can bet he will be pulling the whote house strings from wherever he is.