But the article makes the larger point that Rove is a failure. The permanet Republican majority of which he dreamt has drifted farther than it seemed only a few months ago. By the very nature of his client's ineptitude (as noted in Bush, Baath and Beyond):
Rove is a master strategist, his success all the more creditable given the material he has to work with.Rove is in a difficult situation. Wrongdoing in high places is at best a temporary expedient.