Ding Dong the Dick is Dead.
Rumsfeld is gone. Shrub accepted his resignation (read: fired his sorry ass). Not only was it two years too late - it was a week too late for the GOP races. Had Bush done this a good few news cycles before the election - maybe the republicunts wouldn't have lost so many seats. Possibly keeping controls of at least the Senate. Alas, it was not meant to be.
BUSH on the election I: The message yesterday was clear: The American people want their leaders in Washington to set aside partisan differences, conduct ourselves in an ethical manner, and work together to address the challenges facing our nation.
The message yesterday???? I've been seeing these polls over the last 12-24 mos....with approvals for Bush dropping and disapproval for the war the economy etc. increasing. I know Shrub has trouble speaking - is reading an issue as well? Is he that insulated? Even I find that hard to believe.
BUSH on the election II: I knew we were going to lose seats. I just didn't know how many. QUESTION: How could you not know that and not be out of touch? BUSH: You didn't know it either. QUESTION: A lot of the polls showed it. BUSH: Well, there was -- I read those same polls. And believed -- I thought when it was all said and done, the American people would understand the importance of taxes and the importance of security.
OK, clearly he is that insulated. Or just stupid. Yes, I think we should go with stupid. Though, he has only Karl Rove to blame for this.
BUSH on the Dems: Democrats are going to have to make up their mind about how they're going to conduct their affairs. And I haven't had a chance to talk with the leadership yet about these issues.
They've only been down the street for the last six years. But since W only played partisan politics he didn't need to talk with them about any issue. Or so he thought.
BUSH regarding Rumsfeld's
I wonder, just WONDER, if there is anything else Shrub may have misled us on over the last few years. Would he have really just breezed over some important points to get us on to another thought? Nooooooooooooooo. That'd be crazy talk!
If you really want - you can read all 24 pages of the transcripts of his encounter with the press right here.
Oh - and make no mistake about it - Rummy called all of us morons. Basically. More than once yesterday, he called the war "little understood" and "complex for people to understand".