Rove’s Departure Unlikely to End Investigation Into His Activities

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Karl Rove’s politicalization of the federal government became so wide-ranging and so bald earlier this year that the Republican apparatchik at the head of the Office of Special Counsel decided to investigate him. If you were wondering if that investigation will end with Rove’s resignation (MoJo’s thoughts on the departure here and here), have no fear. According to an Office of Special Counsel spokesman, the inquiries will continue.

That could be spin, of course, and we’ll have to wait to see if any real results come out of the OSC, but at least it’s spin in the right direction.

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