WASHINGTON — Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor Karl Rove is leaving his post at the end of August, he announced today.
“Mr. President, I’m grateful for the opportunity you gave me to serve our nation and you,” Rove said. “I’m grateful for being able to work with the extraordinary men and women that you’ve drawn into this administration. And I’m grateful to have been a witness to history. It has been the joy and the honor of a lifetime.”
Rove helped Bush get elected president in 2000 and 2004. Liberals often refer to Rove as “Bush’s Brain.”
“We’ve been friends for a long time, and we’re still going to be friends,” Bush said. “I would call Karl Rove a dear friend. We’ve known each other as youngsters interested in serving our state. We worked together so we could be in a position to serve this country.”