White House deputy press secretary Dana Perino:
...we know he wouldn’t be going if he wasn’t sure this was the right time to be giving more to his family, his wife Darby and their son.
Howie P.S.: The real backstory-- his disastrous "MC Rove" performance. His attempt to "get down with the brothers" began to raise the question:
"Is he White Enough?"
And I hope this means that now he will be responsible for his own legal bills.