Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Hmmm.....

November 1, 2006--President Bush says he wants Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and Vice President Cheney to remain in his administration until the end of his presidency.

November 8. 2006: Rumsfeld resigns. No one's seen Cheney today.

My friend Steve just noted, "well, he said to the end of his presidency..."

So will Bush resign?

4 comments:

Bob said...

And Bush-Boy was such a lying weasel when he said that on Nov 1, because it is now obvious that he had already spoken to Bob Gates about taking over for Rummie.

I'm just trying to figure out how it could have possibly helped Republicans for Rumsfield to to wait until the day after the elections to announce his resignation. I mean, had he announced it a week ago that might actually have kept a few votes in the Republican camp.

Guess he just sees that waterline rising on a sinking ship...

Stephen Blackmoore said...

He waited because if he did it before then it would have given a message of weakness and showed an expectation that the Democrats were going to win.

By waiting he gives the message that he's willing to work with the Dems.

If they had lost, he could have just let the whole thing slide.

Jim Winter said...

"He waited because if he did it before then it would have given a message of weakness..."

This is my whole problem with this president. He's all about "Can't show weakness" and talks openly about it.

Which, to me, is a blatant sign of weakness.

Just once, I'd like to see someone in power say, "Yeah, I fucked up. Sorry."

Or in Bill Clinton's case, he should have simply said, "Monica Lewinsky. Yeah, that was pretty good! Um... I mean... Sorry, Hillary."

Stephen Blackmoore said...

Just once, I'd like to see someone in power say, "Yeah, I fucked up. Sorry."

It's funny, because that's what Schwarzenneger did out here. It's what got him elected this time around, I think.

When the initiatives that he tried to get the people to vote for rather than have the legislature decide on all went belly up last year, he made a public apology.

Then he started doing stuff like a Democratic (minimum wage hikes, etc.), which screwed up his Democratic opponent because they kept agreeing. The guy had no wiggle room to fight him.

All he had left were attack ads saying that Schwarzenneger was a Republican. Everybody already knew that.

Ah, I love me the politics.