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Rove Resignation: It Was the Coffee!

The owner of theTwin Lakes Nordic Lodge in Twin Lakes, Colo., just sent us this photograph of the billboard outside his inn on the side of Highway 82.

Rove stopped for coffee last month in Colorado. He announced his resignation a few weeks later. There MUST be a connection, right? (Courtesy Charlie Gandy)

Innkeeper Charlie Gandy is playfully taking credit for Karl Rove's resignation. He's certain: It was his coffee that did it.

You see, it was there, at the Nordic Lodge, where Rove gave the first hint he'd be leaving the White House and writing a book. Rove stopped for a coffee and restroom break at the lodge last month on his way to Aspen to give a talk at the Aspen Institute.

He sure packed a lot into a 15-minute visit. Besides using the loo and drinking a little java, Rove talked to Gandy about his plans to write books after leaving the White House. (The White House confirmed Rove's intent to try "his hand at writing" nonfiction, which the Sleuth reported in this July 24th posting.) Also during that 15-minute interval, another visitor standing in the lobby of the lodge threatened to beat the daylights out of Rove -- a threat that never came to pass.

So Rove should have no problems handling his shotgun when he goes dove hunting Labor Day weekend, which will be his first vacation as a "civilian" upon leaving the White House on August 31st.

By Mary Ann Akers  |  August 13, 2007; 3:46 PM ET
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How can Carl Rove be writing a non-fiction book about his White House years and maybe assist in the planning of George W. Bush Library when he has lost all his material i.e. emails are lost at RNC.

Posted by: Elisabeth | August 13, 2007 4:04 PM | Report abuse

Well, let's raise a cup to Charlie Gandy! Whatever it takes, I always say.

Posted by: ancient_mariner | August 13, 2007 4:56 PM | Report abuse

Hey Mary Ann - it's GONZALES. Not GONZALEZ. I know most of the media don't care, but could you put a little effort into trying to get it right?

Posted by: Vulture Breath | August 13, 2007 5:35 PM | Report abuse

Karl Rove has been the most important source of inspiration for GW Bush, he was the man with Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Paul Wolfowitz and others of the so-called group Project for a New American Century, who had started this new policy of unilateralism in international affaires, and had pushed their country to this completely illegal war on Iraq. I hope that one day all these men will face justice for all their criminal offences towards the citizens of the USA and the whole world. Thanks to them we have more terrorism than ever before, in spite of finishing the war in Afghanistan, smashing the Taliban and Al Qaeda, they started an unlawful war on Iraq in 2003, which was planned by them since the mid 1990's. Their cynicism, their deceitfulness and lack of moral and ethical values had pushed all of us in true political blind alley in connection with our future, which with out the slightest doubt will have a deep impact in the years to come. They were the most arrogant and false bunch of people in charge of directing their country's policies since the American Revolution. Their disastrous policies not only had failed but also caused hundreds of thousands of lives and casualties in Iraq, amongst their citizens, and among American and British soldiers, plus millions of people who had lost everything including their country. All what they had done, was built up through lies and more lies, regretfully they are still some people in the States that believe them and that this is a just a fair war, which according with Saint Thomas Aquinas and other philosophers from all times was quite the opposite

Posted by: Wetzvonken | August 13, 2007 10:25 PM | Report abuse

Is he going hunting with Cheney?

Posted by: capemh | August 14, 2007 12:13 AM | Report abuse

And the circus continues in spite of it's self

And the clowns are running the show

And when the ring master calls for help

There will be no place left for him to go

Posted by: Allen Campbell | August 14, 2007 1:04 PM | Report abuse

How will Karl know the difference between fiction and nonfiction?

Posted by: pacman | August 14, 2007 3:08 PM | Report abuse

Mark my words. Rove will soon be working somewhere in the Middle East. His ability to hoodwink and con people will be much needed there! Of course, they won't be as easy to con as we were.
And yes, like the rest of the Bush team, he will never be prosecuted.

Posted by: P. Rainey | August 14, 2007 3:17 PM | Report abuse

Couldn't help noticing the menu: Elk, trout, bison, hummingbird?? Surely PETA or the Audobon Society must have something to say about this.

Posted by: dhdorton | August 16, 2007 5:47 PM | Report abuse

None of the animals on the menu are endangered: actually, it's "medallions of bison with hummingbird sauce." Yum?

Posted by: Doug Borge | August 17, 2007 1:22 PM | Report abuse

Hats off to Charlie Gandy! How about sending more coffee to the White House?

Posted by: Nick | August 20, 2007 7:38 AM | Report abuse

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