Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Post-Election Snapshot #1

In the Wake of the Dems' Takeover, Rumsfeld Resigns

Read all about it in this late-breaking Baltimore Sun story.

Since well before the 2004 elections there'd been a growing chorus of complaints about Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld's management of the Iraq war. Yet President Bush has stuck to his guns in his support of Rumsfeld.

But that was then and this is now: Speaker-in-Waitng Pelosi and the Dem leadership have said from the beginning that they wanted a more "bipartisan" approach to the Iraq war, and to that end Bush's Secretary of Defense had go.

Perhaps this gesture of pre-emptive bipartisanship by Bush was intended to put Pelosi & company on the spot.