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Rumsfeld Toast?

CNN is reporting that Rumsfeld will step down.

I’m not holding my breath.


1 Michael { 11.08.06 at 12:37 pm }

Done deal, says the New York Times. The Boy Who Would Be King is planning to nominate Bob Gates of Iran/contra fame to replace Dummyfeld. Apparently, Bush was just lying through his teeth last week when he claimed Dumsfeld was going to stay the course for the next two years–the administration notified congressional leaders this was on the cards weeks ago, but held the announcement until today because, allegedly, they didn’t want to throw the election.

Yeah, somehow I don’t think that cunning plan worked out as well as they anticipated.

2 Anya { 11.08.06 at 12:49 pm }

This keeps on getting better. What can we hope for next? 🙂

3 Bryan { 11.08.06 at 1:04 pm }

They should have announced this before the election and they might have had some better results. Rove screwed up big time, Michael. There were a number of races where this would have helped a lot, especially if the incumbent could have hinted that s/he had something to do with it.

Well, Anya, you would seem to have some “blue” skies up in your woods. Good for you and New Hampshire. Bob Gates is not qualified to match socks, much less lead the DoD, and I think we might find Lieberman offered the job after Mr. Gates decides he needs to avoid a pre-hire investigation, if the Dems win control of the Senate.

4 Michael { 11.08.06 at 2:14 pm }

Unca Karl has lost his touch (if, in fact, he ever had it to lose). I keep coming back to that smug, supercilious interview he gave to NPR a week or two ago. All about how he had this magic “map” that was way, way better than anything the media or anybody else had, and all the polling data that went into making up that map clearly showed that the Republicans were going to keep their majorities in both houses of Congress, so there! Neener, neener, neener!

I guess Rove never realized there were places on the internet tubes where you can roll around in all the polling data you can handle, and we weren’t just talking out our asses (as he was) when we predicted this was going to happen. And Bush was dumb enough to buy Rove’s fantasy world (probably not for the first time, either). End result? Speaker Pelosi and Majority Leader Reid.

I want very badly to make Karl Rove eat that fucking map. In public. On FauxNews, with sides of crow and humble pie. Hell, invite the rest of the Shrubbery to join in the feast.

5 Bryan { 11.08.06 at 2:18 pm }

The “Rove Magic” was being a win at any cost bastard – lie, cheat, steal, bully – no tactic too sleazy to be used.

6 jamsodonnell { 11.08.06 at 2:31 pm }

Riumsfeld’s departure must be the icing on the cake?

7 Anya { 11.08.06 at 3:53 pm }

Michael, are you going to let Rove at least have ketchup with his map? 😉

Bryan, I understand they already offered the job to Lieberman, and he declined. Or, maybe that was just some wishful thinking on the part of the ABC talking heads this afternoon.

8 Bryan { 11.08.06 at 4:32 pm }

The fall of Rumsfeld is icing with sprinkles and a few roses, Jams. I firmly believe it will save lives.

I think the offer only comes after a 51 seat Dem majority in the Senate, Anya. It is a way of sharing the blame for 2008.

9 andante { 11.09.06 at 6:13 am }

You can exhale for the the time being, Bryan.

Damn, it’s going to take a lifetime to repair the damage he’s done.

10 Michael { 11.09.06 at 11:48 am }

Anya–No, he can’t have ketchup. That’s a condiment, which sounds like “condom,” and therefore is off-limits for Republicans. Unfortunately. Because I think being a registered Republican should be automatic grounds for spaying or neutering, as appropriate.

11 Bryan { 11.09.06 at 1:34 pm }

This is the second time we’ve had to go through this, Andante. It is a very painful process. I would hope that it sinks in this time: NO EXIT PLAN, NO WAR!

I don’t know, Michael, there are a couple of selections available at Thai restaurants that I might offer him, even though Mexicans feel they are too spicy. Maybe saltpeter in the Kool-Aid would be enough.