Rove is here to stay.

Contrary to recent rumors, “White House officials say President Bush has every intention of keeping Mr. Rove on through the rest of his term,” the New York Times reports. But the White House “seems aware of the apparently limited influence in Congress of Mr. Rove. … Joshua B. Bolten, the White House chief of staff, was dispatched to the Hill this week to hold meetings with members, suggesting that he is likely to play a more prominent role.”