But WHY Did She Leave? Another Bush Operative Quietly Slips Out the Back.
<body><div id="article"><tr><td height="28" valign="middle" width="184"></td><td valign="middle" width="185"></td></tr><h1>But <em>Why</em> Did She Leave? Another Bush Operative Quietly Slips Out the Back</h1><p>May 28, 2007 (LPAC)--Data-miner and "microtargeting" operative Sara Taylor quietly left her $137,000 White House job last week. She had the title of White House Political Director. Her boss, Karl Rove, said her departure "is a big loss for us." The <em>Washington Post</em> says that the 32-year-old "leaves a big hole in the White House's political operation."</p><p>Taylor started working for Rove and Bush in the 2000 campaign. Her use of databases, spending profiles, and other personal information to target potential Bush voters is held in high regard by those who know that sometimes vote fraud may not provide the needed edge. "She did a very superb job in every role she has been called on," said Rove.</p><p>So why has she left? The <em>Washington Post</em> says only that it is to take her expertise to the private sector. What the <em>Post</em> does not mention, is that Taylor apparently did a superb job, too, in helping in the firing of the U.S. Attorneys, the ones whose career changes have caused problems for U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and others. Given that Taylor's job at the White House was clearly a completely partisan political one, this would deepen that scandal. Why did the <em>Post</em> fail to note the cause?</p><p> <em>Rawstory</em> reports that Taylor "was first identified as playing a role in the removal of U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas, H.E. 'Bud' Cummins, during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing with D. Kyle Sampson," Gonzales's former chief of staff. Monica Goodling, Gonzales's former White House Liason, also testified that Taylor had signed off on the firings that Gonzales has changed his stories about repeatedly.</p></div></body>