Why Snow, Rove, and Gonzales Hit The Road

Over the last couple of days, I’ve had two different people ask me why everyone’s leaving the Bush Administration: Karl Rove, Tony Snow, and Alberto Gonzales all one right after the other.

So, since this is apparently on some people’s minds, let me point you to this,

“Rove, who has a home in Ingram, Texas, and a son attending college in San Antonio, told The Wall Street Journal that he considered leaving a year ago but delayed his departure after Democrats took over control of Congress. He decided to leave, he told the newspaper, after White House Chief of Staff Joshua Bolten told senior aides that any who stayed past Labor Day would be oblige to remain with the president until the completion of his term in January 2009.

“I just think it’s time,” Rove told the Journal. “There’s always something that can keep you here, and as much as I’d like to be here, I’ve got to do this for the sake of my family.”

Working in the White House is incredibly stressful and if you’re told that you either need to leave before Labor day 2007 or go all the way, it’s not surprising that a few people would head for the exits.

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