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photoPresident Bush's long time political advisor and man dubbed "the architect" — Karl Rove — is resigning. He helped Bush win the White House — twice.

He's the mastermind behind years of Republican rule but also the man who predicted a "permanent Republican majority." That's already gone in Congress.

Karl Rove has been loved and feared and hated. Now he's headed out of town.

This hour On Point: Rove's legacy and lasting stamp on American politics and presidential power.

Guests:

John Fund, writer and columnist for opinionJournal.com and member of the Wall Street Journal editorial board

Jack Beatty, On Point news analyst

David Gergen, director of the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government

Wayne Slater, Senior political writer for The Dallas Morning News, co-author of "Bush's Brain: How Karl Rove Made George W. Bush" and "The Architect: Karl Rove and the Dream of Absolute Power "

This program aired on August 13, 2007.

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