White House pranksters are literally marking the wrap-up of top aide Karl Rove's career at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, reports CBS News White House correspondent Peter Maer. Rove's Jaguar, parked in the lot adjacent to the West Wing, has been covered with plastic wrap. Two stuffed eagle toys are mounted on the trunk, and signs posted on the car read "King Karl" and "I love Obama."
Rove, the top White House political strategist who recently announced his resignation, left his car on the driveway while visiting Texas and traveling with President Bush. He was due back in Washington Wednesday evening.
Since the lot is heavily patrolled by the Secret Service, reports Maer, the joke looks like an inside job.