August 13th, 2007
09:30 AM ET
13 years ago

Rove plans book, teaching

The Politico's Jim VandeHei reacts to Rove's resignation.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Karl Rove said Monday his resignation as President Bush's senior political adviser was not forced and that he plans to spend his post-White House career writing a book and teaching.

Perhaps Bush's most powerful White House aide, Rove submitted his resignation to Bush on Friday, he told CNN's Suzanne Malveaux in an e-mail.

When asked for his reaction to those who say he's being "run out of town," Rove responded, "That sounds like the rooster claiming to have called up the sun."

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  1. Susan, Fort Pierce, Florida

    It's about time. Rove should have gone along time ago!

    August 13, 2007 11:11 am at 11:11 am |
  2. Jeff, Houston, Texas

    Good God! Teaching WHAT???? I can think of only one University that could stomach him.

    August 13, 2007 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  3. SB, Alexandria VA

    Oh, darn – and he was doing such a swell job, too. Who's going to secretly run the country now?

    August 13, 2007 11:32 am at 11:32 am |
  4. Christian, Palmetto FL

    How convenient that he gets out after screwing over the country but before he can be held accountable for it.

    August 13, 2007 11:34 am at 11:34 am |
  5. Lanny, Bellaire, Texas

    Hallelujah! Guess he didn't want to end up like Scooter – he just looks like a crook. Maybe he and Cheney should start a new company called "Birds of a Feather" and sell secrets to the Middle East. Good riddance.

    August 13, 2007 11:46 am at 11:46 am |
  6. Pam A Summerside, PEI

    Rove will probably, if he hasn't already be living in a Summer Home close to Crawford Texas where Bush can keep an eye on him.

    His book will likely be titled:
    My Years in the White House as the
    Senior Spin Doctor.

    Hopefully Americans won't add to his personal savings account and honour his disservice by purchasing a copy!

    August 13, 2007 11:52 am at 11:52 am |
  7. sonya, atlanta, ga

    how can he teach, he never graduated from any of the five colleges he attended.

    August 13, 2007 12:35 pm at 12:35 pm |
  8. Ron Nebraska

    The Republican party caters to the wealthy and manipulates the ignorant, that is Karl Roves' legacy.

    August 14, 2007 12:10 am at 12:10 am |