Asta la vista, Karl!
With his announced departure from the White House, the Darth Vader of politics exits stage right. Although the timing of Rove's move reflects the many congressional investigations that now have targeted him, his leaving became inevitable last November, when the American electorate shattered Rove's dream of a semi-permanent Republican majority.
Ryan Sager, writing in The New York Sun, puts his legacy for the Republicans best.
The face of the Republican Party ... is the face of a losing party, full of hatred toward immigrants, lust for government subsidies, and the demand that any Republican seeking the office of the presidency acknowledge that he's little more than Jesus Christ's running mate.For more on the Rove Legacy, check out The Atlantic.