Four more years! Four more years!
Balance was restored to The Force today, as on the heels of Dennis Kucinich signing with Fox News Channel comes news that famed Republican strategist Karl Rove will stay with the cable news network through 2016.
The cable giant has signed Rove to a new multi-year contract that will extend their working relationship through the next presidential election.
“Karl’s detailed knowledge of state and national politics, as well as fundraising and strategy, makes him an important player in our ongoing political coverage and we look forward to him continuing his analysis across all platforms for FOX News and FOX Business,” CEO Roger Ailes said in a statement.
The statement flies in the face of previous reports that stated Ailes wanted Rove's profile drawn back following the 2012 election. The reaction was said to have been related to Rove resisting Fox News and other networks' decision to call Ohio (and thus the presidential election) for Obama on Election Night 2012.
Still, the move is hardly a shocking one. Rove has been a contributor for Fox News Channel since 2008, lending his considerable political expertise drawn from years of experience serving as Deputy Chief of Staff to President George W. Bush through 2007, among numerous other influential positions held.