Karl Rove left the White House payroll three weeks ago, but he hasn't exactly disappeared. In an Op-Ed piece in today's Wall Street Journal, Rove looks back on his tenure at George W. Bush's side and says he deeply regrets his role in outing Valerie Plame, politicizing the Justice Department and using wedge issues like gay marriage to divide Americans.
No, wait, that's not it.
The real subject of Rove's Op-Ed: Hillary Clinton, again.
Laying out a GOP strategy for beating back Clinton's healthcare plan, Rove accuses the Democratic presidential candidate of thinking that "Americans want to trade freedom and innovation for the illusory security of government regulation and surrender control of their health decisions to government bureaucrats."
Tim Grieve is a senior writer and the author of Salon's War Room blog.