WASHINGTON (FMLiveWire) - Karl Rove, the ruthless political genius backing President Bush in his takeover of the Presidency and the political adviser of nearly seven years, announced his resignation Monday to become a greeter at Disneyland.
Rove will now get dressed up as a large fat mouse and will greet visitors at Disneyland California.
"Dressing up as Mickey Mouse and welcoming the American public is something I've always wanted to do," said Rove in a written statement. "In fact, I'll be able to use the skills I've acquired while dealing with George Bush to make sure that visitors find Disneyland to be a worthwhile and enjoyable experience."
Rove is thus ending his association with Bush of over 30 years.
It is a humiliating loss for lame duck Bush as he sinks into infamy as the worst US President ever, amidst plunging opinion polls, a hostile Democratic Congress and waging an illegal, immoral and unpopular war to grab oil in Iraq that Rove helped plan.
Many other senior advisers have left Bush to go to Disneyland or jail, forcing the White House to replace staff as the President becomes recognized as the monkey and stooge that he is. Bush leaves office by January 20, 2009.
Known as "Turd Blossom" and "Bush's Brain," Bush nicknamed Rove "boy genius" for plotting his election wins and helping gain Republican majorities in Congress.
"Karl Rove was an architect of a political strategy that has left the country more divided, the special interests more powerful, and the American people more shut out from their government than any time in memory," Democratic presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama said.
Rove said his departure should be seen as a sign of decline in Bush's presidency.
"Rats always leave a sinking ship," he admitted laughing at a news conference with an embarrassed Bush behind him. "I might avoid jail by getting the hell out of here."
Rove then donned his personal Mickey Mouse suit and urged reporters to visit Disneyland.
-- Copyright Felix Minderbinder Live Wire