Pair this with the Karl Rove departure, and I'm growing more convinced that some shit will soon be hitting the fan for this administration. Some awful disclosure about voter suppression? Otherwise this move makes little sense to me. Having toughed it out this long, why not continue to stonewall Congress? The U.S. Attorneys scandal was too wonky for most folks to really wrap their heads around. And it filled up news pages and kept other, more troubling issues — say, the administration's plans for Iran — in softer focus.
No, I think Rove and Gonzo are connected — hopefully the real reason for their twin departures will soon become evident.