Jerame Davis

And so it begins - CNN confirms Rumsfeld is stepping down

Filed By Jerame Davis | November 08, 2006 12:48 PM | comments

Filed in: Politics
Tags: BushCo, Rumsfeld

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Yup. Lame duck. No way Bush could keep Rummy around now that the Dems control Congress.

'Bout damned time.


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Marla R. Stevens | November 8, 2006 2:30 PM

Robert Gates, his replacement, has most recently been part of the Baker Study Group on Iraq.

Shrub was right when he called him a good manager. It was one of his strengths as CIA director, a position he rose to through the ranks there, the only one of that agency's directors to do so from an entry-level position.

He was also part of the Iran/Contra coverup group so, when Shrub says they "see eye to eye", he's not kidding there, either.

CNN's been prepping for Rummy's resignation for some time, as they're now running a little Rummy Resigns documentary that wasn't exactly put together in the last hour or so.

And Wikipedia has already updated Gate's bio to include today's nomination of him to SECDEF. Things move so fast these days.

Marla R. Stevens | November 8, 2006 2:33 PM

Gates has a Hoosier connection. He was recruited into the CIA while earning a master's in history at IU in 1966.

Let's hope the Hoosier connection helps him with the common sense thing, whatever his politics.

Sorely lacking in this Presidential cabinet.

*does happy dance*

This day just keeps getting better.

Marla R. Stevens | November 8, 2006 10:43 PM

And now the press, led by AP, declares Webb the projected winner in Virginia. Frankly, I didn't think it would get this far. So happy to have been wrong!