Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Rumsfeld Steps Down

Details at CNN.

His replacement is former CIA head Robert Gates.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Too bad... I was hoping to see Sec. Def. Lieberman, followed by a Rell-appointed Republican Senator, to really make things interesting...

Shadow said...

anonymous 1:24 pm - That scenario would be great just for the fact that it would expose the 30% of Democrats who decided their primary doesn't count as complete idiots.

Anonymous said...

The Evil Genious Rove is still evil but he is no longer a genious. The vaulted 72-hour, micro-targeted GOP push does nothing except anger voters. When does Rove get fired?

Jim said...

I figured Joe was a longshot for Secretary of Defense anyway, but after Murphy's victory, I got nervous. I had a feeling Jodi Rell would look to a long time Congresswoman who lost her seat last night.

Anonymous said...

It's refreshing to see the White House willing to work with both sides.

Let's hope it's a precurser of the next two years.

Shadow said...

Hope for the best; prepare for the worst.

I agree that we should hope that this is a precurser of the next two years.

We should also prepare for the possibility that the immediacy in this announcement was a concerted Rove effort to make sure "Democrats Sweep House and Declare Victory in Senate" wasn't the headline on the cable news coverage for even one day. I only point this out because it would be entirely consistent with Rove's incredibly effective media strategy over the last six years.

Anonymous said...

It was all planned - why else would they have had a replacement ready to go.

Anonymous said...

and why else would it have been annonuced today!!!

nedweenie said...

Yes, it was all planned. And they also made sure in their planning that Joe wouldn't be unemployed Nov 8th. Since he wasn't going to be tapped for Sec of Defense, they threw money and influence behind his independent run.

Anonymous said...

"It's refreshing to see the White House willing to work with both sides."

Pfft.

Bush always has been willing do so, No Child Left Behind ring any bells?

Stupid President, does he think he is going to buy any goodwill from Nancy? You think all the bile that has been spewed out over the last 6 years going to just stop?

Lame duck, or worse dem rubber stamp for the next 2 years so he can claim some sort of "legacy"

Idiot.