Karl Rove should leave the White House for his role in the outing of CIA operative Valerie Plame, according to a new USA Today/CNN/Gallup poll. "Those surveyed are split almost evenly, 40%-39%, over whether Bush should fire him. By 49% to 31%, a plurality says he should resign," USA Today reported.
But before the Democrats start jumping up and down with glee, the survey also found that the Plame scandal is not top-of-mind for most: "The controversy hasn't gripped the public's attention. Just half of those surveyed say they are following the story closely; one in five aren't following it at all," USA Today said. And a full 25 percent of those surveyed had never even heard of Karl Rove.
Maybe Turd Bloosom's strategy of hiding behind the Roberts nomination is working after all.