August 13, 2007: Reaction to Karl Rove resignation (AP)

  • “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 Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill.
  • “Karl Rove’s resignation signals the final chapter in the Bush administration’s betrayal of the identity of a covert CIA officer. When this breach of national security occurred, the president promised the American people that anybody in his administration responsible for the leak would be removed. Rove, identified by the prosecutors as one of the leakers, not only was not summarily dismissed, but has been allowed to leave on his own terms, to praise from the president.” — Former Ambassdor Joseph Wilson, whose wife, Valerie Plame, was the CIA officer whose name was disclosed by Rove and others.