by Peter Freyne
First comment on Karl Rove's resignation comes from Vermont's senior senator, Patrick J. Leahy, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee:
“The list of senior White House and Justice Department officials who have resigned during the course of these congressional investigations continues to grow, and today, Mr. Rove added his name to that list.
"There is a cloud over this White House, and a gathering storm. A similar cloud envelopes Mr. Rove, even as he leaves the White House.”
***This just in at 4:55 p.m. from Rep. Peter Welch:
"Karl Rove's departure is long overdue. While the so-called "Architect" is gone, his legacy of seriously misguided politics and policies regrettably remain in place. His departure does not give him or the President a free pass from the congressional investigations and close scrutiny these policies rightly deserve."