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A Hunting Rove Will Go

The first thing Karl Rove plans to do when he leaves the White House at the end of this month is go dove hunting in West Texas, The Sleuth has learned.

"He loves to go hunting," White House spokeswoman Dana Perino says. (No word on whether the gunslinging vice president will be joining him.)

After a weekend of dove hunting, according to Perino, Rove will return to Washington to fetch his wife. The two of them, along with their dogs, will then drive down to the Emerald Coast in the Florida Panhandle where they have a home.

Rove, the man formerly known as Bush's Brain, is resigning from the White House at the end of this month and moving back to Texas, where he plans to write a book about President Bush's years in office.

Oddly, The Sleuth learned of Rove's book-writing plans last month from a guy who runs a lodge in the middle of Nowhere, Colo.

In an odd coincidence, The Sleuth wound up stopping at a lodge in tiny Twin Lakes, Colo., which Rove had visited just a week and-a-half prior. We learned from the lodge owner, a former Democratic Texas state legislator whose demise Rove helped orchestrate, that Rove said he planned to write books after leaving the White House and that he still had "legal bills to pay."

Soon after that encounter, the White House confirmed to us that Rove did, indeed, plan to try his hand at nonfiction, though a spokeswoman said Rove was "all good on his legal bills." Rove again stressed that point in today's published interview with the Wall Street Journal's Paul Gigot, saying of his legal bills, "every one has been paid."

As we reported on July 24, Rove, even after another visitor to the Twin Lakes Nordic Lodge threatened to kick Rove's you-know-what, wrote a thank-you note on White House stationery to innkeeper Charlie Gandy in which he said, "Nice to know there's life after politics."

By Mary Ann Akers  |  August 13, 2007; 11:01 AM ET
 
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Comments

You can bet Rove will be working behind the scenes, pulling strings and plotting to complete his One Party Nation strategy during the 2008 campaign. Since the Democrats seem determined to self-destruct, we'll probably see MC Rove back in power in 2009 and then we can kiss the rest of our constitutional freedoms goodbye and get used to goose-stepping to the GOP's martial tunes.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 13, 2007 12:00 PM | Report abuse

Let's hope he also goes big game hunting, with cheney.

Posted by: rcubedkc | August 13, 2007 12:09 PM | Report abuse

Hunting, shunting, bullsh1t. Someone finally nailed the homo b@stard.

Posted by: John Nash | August 13, 2007 12:11 PM | Report abuse

Goodbye to the man who did more damage to the American political system than anyone in history. Time will reveal how he lied cheated and stole his way to the White House. He gives fat white frat-boys from Texas a bad name..and they don't even know it. Bye Karl, see you in court.

Posted by: thebob.bob | August 13, 2007 12:23 PM | Report abuse

I wish the reason for Rove's departure was for legal reasons. This feels more like when they pull the seniors off the basketball court at their last game so they can get a standing ovation.

Posted by: j | August 13, 2007 12:29 PM | Report abuse

"Dove Hunting"???????????????
is it me??

Posted by: Paula | August 13, 2007 12:32 PM | Report abuse

Seems appropriate that Rove is going to hunt "doves" - are they the kind with wings?

Posted by: gds | August 13, 2007 12:34 PM | Report abuse

Dove hunting? Please tell me you are being ironic...

Posted by: Deirdre Johnston | August 13, 2007 12:36 PM | Report abuse

I can believe he likes to kill doves...
and brown people...

Posted by: Dijetlo | August 13, 2007 12:48 PM | Report abuse

Finally the pond scum of Washington will seep away into the underworld. This "Brain" got the US of A the worst incompetent White House ever. Clearly the ability to project such quality onto the American voting public shows not only our ignorance but the power of deceptive advertising. Rove was a master of the underhanded. Amazing how many gays and lesbians surfaced during elections, how many Sleaze Boat mercenaries this guy found, how many Texas oilmen he milked for money to put his clowns into office. Soap operas cannot use this personality because under their mandate no one will believe it.
I don't worry for the Texas doves; I worry for the companion. Maybe Cheney will be his hunting partner. We can hope.

Posted by: oskar | August 13, 2007 12:48 PM | Report abuse

Anyone enjoy the homo hugging and kissing exhibition by Rove and Bush during the press conference? I guess they finally had to come out of the closet.

Posted by: John N | August 13, 2007 12:50 PM | Report abuse

Time for some real sleuthing! How does Rove's net-worth compare now vs before gaining the White House: how is this guy compensated for whatever it is he does/has done? He's clearly not a GS-14 at some gov't 'do-good' agency. Show us what turns up, please!

Posted by: Robert | August 13, 2007 12:59 PM | Report abuse

I heard the real reason Karl Rove is leaving is because he wanted to spend more time helping setup the Diebold voting machines so the Republicans can steal the 2008 election as well! Any truth to that ???

Posted by: Eric Aschemeyer | August 13, 2007 1:00 PM | Report abuse

Sleuth-don't lose track of this guy! I think I speak for a lot of folks here when I say that we want to know after this who he works for, how much he gets paid and in what pots his sticky fingers end up.

I, for one, can't imagine someone with this much hubris would ever consider "retirement".

Posted by: Jen Q | August 13, 2007 1:06 PM | Report abuse

Finally this dirt bag is out of there, but to go dove hunting? I love it, the symbolism is so stricking. Let's go hunt the one fowl that stands for peace. Still at it, still working I see. But no mention of DICK CHENEY and his 1994 interview about not wanting to invade Iraq I see.

Please see www(DOT)youtube(DOT)com/watch?v=uYelErVS6_w

Not ONE Mention of this in the local or national news media. Still submitting to the almighty dollar I see. You can't help this house of cards forever...

Posted by: Heil Karl! | August 13, 2007 1:17 PM | Report abuse

Finally this dirt bag is out of there, but to go dove hunting? I love it, the symbolism is so stricking. Let's go hunt the one fowl that stands for peace. Still at it, still working I see. But no mention of DICK CHENEY and his 1994 interview about not wanting to invade Iraq I see.

Please see www(DOT)youtube(DOT)com/watch?v=uYelErVS6_w

Not ONE Mention of this in the local or national news media. Still submitting to the almighty dollar I see. You can't help this house of cards forever...

Posted by: Heil Karl! | August 13, 2007 1:17 PM | Report abuse

www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYelErVS6_w

You mean this clip? WATCH

RON PAUL 2008

Not Rudy Ghouliani 9/11 Man
Not Flip Flip BeeBop Mitt Romney
And sure as hell not Queen Hilary

Posted by: Rick ChaynE | August 13, 2007 1:19 PM | Report abuse

It's so fitting that one of the first thing Rove wants to do when he leaves the Administration is to go out and find some doves to kill.
These guys are 100% devoted to their cause

Posted by: Egeefay | August 13, 2007 1:25 PM | Report abuse

He likes to kill Doves. What a surprise. What surprises me most though is that Sleuthy Girl is not gushing her love for the Dove Killer Rove.

Posted by: No Name | August 13, 2007 1:45 PM | Report abuse

The Liar and Lier does not need to leave the White House in order to fetch his wife and dogs to the beach. He is rationalizing, like the fox in Aesop's fable. It's a fable, yes. But WHERE's the morale? Or, better yet, the moral?

Posted by: El Pato Bizco | August 13, 2007 2:45 PM | Report abuse

Rove's timing for his resignation is to allow Bush enough time to write a sentence like, "Carl Rove can not be prosecuted for any allegation nor any reason while he performed his duty as my brain" --to be issued when it is most politically expedient for Bush to do so.

Posted by: B.Hanson | August 13, 2007 2:49 PM | Report abuse

Well lets see, place in DC, place in Florida, Place in Texas. I agree its time for a look. What was old rove's net worth prior to hitching his star to GW and what is it now? where did it come from. Rove seems to have a lot of scratch for somebody who has always been a behind the scenes political hatchetman. Bet the Bush's have pauid well for al his "services"

Posted by: OldMarine | August 13, 2007 5:20 PM | Report abuse

Despite the recent record low approval ratings, President Bush and his administration are still arrogant and blinded by the Iraq War. The people of this country are fed up with Bush's senseless war and the lack of domestic policies. There are much more important issues in this world that the US should be taking part in, such as global poverty. According to the Borgen Project, whose goal is to fight global poverty, US is one of the nations pledged in the Millennium Development Project. MDP is aimed at eliminating world poverty in half by the year 2015. However, this country has done anything but reducing poverty. The war on "terror" has created more poverty, more hunger and more violence within Iraq and the United States. It is time for this country's president to rethink the direction where this great nation is going. Perhaps the second lowest approval rating since Watergate will be a wake up call to President Bush.

Posted by: Mstessyrue | August 13, 2007 7:16 PM | Report abuse

Gee, Erica changed her post name to Mstessyrue. Yes the most generous nation on earth needs to bankrupt itself so that everyone can be poor. Idiot.

Posted by: r man | August 14, 2007 7:21 AM | Report abuse

so mstessyrue we should shell out our money so that no one is poor. does that count the people that made themselves poor due to addiction or things of that nature. we should go bankrupt helping them? or countries that went broke due to corruption and infighting. we should go bankrupt helping them? sounds like a good idea to me and r man.

Posted by: trick | August 14, 2007 12:23 PM | Report abuse

how can Rove's wife bear to have the bloodless cretin near her?

Republicans are a species completely apart from the rest of humanity and unto themselves, entirely.

Posted by: margaretscat | August 16, 2007 10:28 AM | Report abuse

For some strange reason, I do not really believe that this super creep is willingly (or otherwise) leaving the halls of Power in abstention. Stay tuned for more diabolic acts of treason from Rove, the resident and company. What? Terrorists led by Ben Laden just banished the West Coast using military knowledge and chemical weapons known only to the immediate WH and Pentagram?

Posted by: beprogressive | August 16, 2007 4:21 PM | Report abuse

Hunting? What, there's going to more blood on his hands. I thought criminals went to prison. Only in America.

Posted by: Eric | August 17, 2007 5:13 PM | Report abuse

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