Rove’s Plastic-Wrapped Surprise

By Jennifer Parker

Aug 29, 2007 9:15am

ABC News’ Ann Compton and Jennifer Duck report: When out-going White House adviser Karl Rove returns from a trip to New Orleans with the President onboard Marine One Wednesday afternoon, he’ll get a surprise when he tries to drive home.

His car, parked on West Executive Avenue in a prime spot near the White House, has been shrouded in plastic wrap, with two stuffed eagles mounted on the trunk and an Obama bumper sticker slapped onto the car.

Watch video of Rove’s car HERE.

The prank is a goodbye gift of sorts for Rove, who is retiring on Friday.

However members of Rove’s young White House staff are not claiming responsibility … yet.

At the end of the day, the White House permitted children to unwrap Rove’s Jaguar. Like Christmas in August, they peeled away the plastic wrap and post-it notes.

Rove appeared to take the prank good-naturedly, and was seen laughing afterwards with White House economic advisor Al Hubbard and White House Chief of Staff Josh Bolten.

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