In a surprise move, but then again, perhaps not surprising, Deputy White House Chief of Staff, Karl Rove whom Bush nicknamed “Turd Blossom” from a Texas flower that emerges from cow dung, announced he will resign the end of August.

Rove is deserting Bush as the ship of state continues to sink. He says the usual reason for leaving,” I want to spend more time with my family.” But it’s also possible that Rove is attempting to avoid a subpoena that may expose his dirty machinations, cover-ups, constitutional violations, rigging of elections and other undercover manipulations of the Bush White House. There have been Democratic calls for his head ever since he was investigated over the naming of an undercover CIA spy whose husband was a leading opponent of the Iraq war. He has never been far from controversy as he has guided George W Bush through seven tumultuous years as leader of the world superpower.

Rumors say that Rove may flee to Nigeria which has no extradition treaty with the United States. Nigerian President Umaru Yar’Adua said he would welcome Rove and offer him a position similar to the one he held with Bush. ” We have loads of money coming in from our scams on the internet and could pay him well.” said Yar’Adua.