The collapse of Karl Rove | Salon News: "Aug. 14, 2007 | A month ago, a friend who has spent his entire career working for the Republican House leadership pulled up beside me at the intersection of Seventh and Pennsylvania in Washington. A House institutionalist, and a fiercely partisan secular Republican, he was oddly cheerful. 'Call me next time you're in town,' he said. 'We'll talk about how George Bush destroyed the Republican Party.' "