You’ll appreciate this editorial in the Sunday New York Times:
Turn over a scandal in Washington these days and the chances are youâ€™ll find Karl Rove. His tracks are everywhere: whether itâ€™s helping to purge United States attorneys, coaching bureaucrats on how to spend taxpayersâ€™ money to promote Republican candidates, hijacking the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives for partisan politics, or helping to organize a hit on the character of one of the first people to publicly reveal the twisting of intelligence reports on Iraq.
Whatever the immediate objective, Mr. Rove seems focused on one overarching goal: creating a permanent Republican majority, even if that means politicizing every aspect of the White House and subverting the governmental functions of the executive branch.
You’ll want to read the whole thing.