Karl Rove and Fox News Channel have re-cemented their partnership. The network announced Thursday that it has signed Rove for another four long years of political analyzing in order to keep the man on board through the 2016 election, when the playing field for both parties should be wide open enough to create months and months of rampant speculation.

As the former Senior Advisor and Deputy Chief of Staff to George W. Bush, Rove knows his way around politics and both parties. Which is why during the election, his flub at refusing to call Mitt Romney’s loss when it became apparent seemed like a pretty big deal. The man even made poor Megyn Kelly get up from her desk and trek down the hall to another newsroom to get more information. It may have been a silly stunt, but apparently it didn’t sway Rove’s popularity with the network at all. In fact, Fox News CEO Roger Ailes says that it's Rove’s “ willingness to take a stand from his point of view that makes him a valuable voice in our country’s debate.”

According to Politico, Rove has been under contract with the network since 2008, and has appeared in Fox News programming like Hannity, as well as during election coverage. Rove is often the lightning rod for negativity from the left side of the aisle, but among conservatives, he always has been and remains very popular. Especially when he brings out that white board to do electoral math.

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