This is good to know:
By most accounts inside and outside the administration, Mr. Rove is relentlessly cheerful, presenting himself as an optimistic face in a gloomy White House. One person who met Mr. Rove said he attributed Mr. Bush's problems more to external events, in particular Hurricane Katrina and Iraq, than to anything the White House did wrong.
Relentlessly optimistic, our Mr. Rove, but he does have an interesting definition of "external events". The Iraq war just "happened", I guess, and the failures after Katrina were all caused by some outside force.
What on earth is he plotting now, hmm.