23 comments

  1. bird says:

    Man, this is really for the good of the nation. Is there anyone out there that supports Rumsfeld, thinks he has done a good job and thinks he is the best person to lead the Pentagon?

  2. fulldawg says:

    Not me, but I can’t wait to hear this one “Hannitized” this afternoon on “Take Back America” (Special Edition of course)..

  3. SpaceyG says:

    I hope Nancy and the new Bishop of the Episcopal Church are picking pink drapes and vestments about right now! Separately of course!!!!

    And it’s not just Secretary’s of Defense on the block. Newspaper editors are dropping like flies too. (LA Times and Philly.)

    What a day. A new policy in Iraq could even be next! Anything’s possible all of a sudden!

  4. leftrightcombo says:

    I really think the President is not all that unhappy about this loss. He is now able to do things that he may have wanted to do all along. He can always point to the Democratic congress and say “they made me do it”. Gettign rid of Rummy is the first step. I would even speculate that we will now get to see the Texas Gov. that many Republicans actually voted for. The Washington Bush, with his fathers administration, never seemed to settle in to the job and produce the results that we saw in Texas. Pres. Bush is not a conservative and now he does not even have to pretend!

  5. John Galt says:

    Also announced that Dennis Hastert will not seek the Minority Leader position, leaving the door open for a Mike Pence vs. John Boehner battle.

    Which brings up another question: Does Frist deserve to be Senate Minority Leader? Of course not, but no word yet on if he will seek the position.

    I would love to see Tom Coburn (OK) or Jeff Sessions (AL) seek the post. My guess is that Mitch McConnell (KY), rubber stamp for GW and wife of Labor Sec. Elaine Chao will also be in the running.

  6. SpaceyG says:

    Heck, we just saw “The New W” at the presser just now. He was laughing, smiling, and cracked some darn good jokes even. And taking the piss out of dopey Brit reporters too. He was really firing on a set of cylinders just now. Maybe not a full set yet, but more than usual. And ditching the Fundies’ burdensome agenda could likely lighten his load considerably too.

    Now if he could get out there and bring back bin Laden’s head on a platter he may even be able to salvage some his administration yet.

  7. David says:

    Hillary has got to be smiling ear to ear. Not only does her party have the majority, the bodies of a couple of her political rivals are on the floor. Kerry – gone. Allen – gone. Obama – not ready. Gore- long gone. Her rivals? Edwards – gime a break. Feingold – no name recognition. Biden – no way. Dean – I wish. Now let’s watch the fireworks begin between Rudy and McCain.

  8. SpaceyG says:

    Rumsfeld Man Law #484 – “Order prettier kinds of flowers for indigenous peoples to throw when commencing warfare. Have them match drapes of Madam President. She likes that kinda thing.”

  9. debbie0040 says:

    Bush sounded like he had been neutered in the press conference.

    He is still POTUS. Most of the Democrats that won last night ran as moderate/conservatives. They will have to govern that way to keep their job. They will have to vote against Pelosi’s liberal ideas.

    Rush had some good thoughts. The National GOP sounded more like mealy mouthed Rockefeller Republicans. They did not have vision nor did they give voters a reason to vote for them. They gave voters reasons not to vote Democrat and that was not enough.

    Mehlman needs to step down as well as RNC Chairman

  10. John Galt says:

    I feel pretty stupid for forgetting Frist retired. My brain is jello today. My other comments stand.

  11. jsm says:

    “Is there anyone out there that supports Rumsfeld, thinks he has done a good job and thinks he is the best person to lead the Pentagon?”

    Yep. I think he did a great job considering the BS he had to put up with from idiotic, pacifist, weak-kneed liberals. He tried to stand for something while dealing with a president who was busy trying to keep Democrats appeased.

  12. kspencer says:

    While I’m quoting Debbie, I’ve heard this from a lot of places:

    Most of the Democrats that won last night ran as moderate/conservatives. They will have to govern that way to keep their job. They will have to vote against Pelosi’s liberal ideas.

    If you want to be rudely surprised over the next couple of years, swallow that line. If you don’t want to be surprised, look at the stances of each of the new Democratic representatives elected yesterday. Depending on how you weight some issues, between 5 and 10 are ‘conservative’. Most of them ran on platforms that were almost identical to the stance of Pelosi.

    I’d like to add one rock-hard fact to this mix. In 2004, Nancy Pelosi ran against Harold Ford for Minority Leader. She won, 177-29. Ponder that along with the previous paragraph, and ask yourself if she’s really going to have difficulty getting the majority of the proposed agenda to the president’s desk.

  13. Fogle says:

    Am I the only one who thinks it would have been a great political move to appoint Lieberman to the post? Or at least put the guy on the short list.

  14. kspencer says:

    Lieberman wouldn’t have accepted. Ignore the relative power of the two positions. Think only of the fact that it’d be a two year vs his current six year position.

    Power and duration. Why would he give those up?

  15. atlantaman says:

    “Think only of the fact that it’d be a two year vs his current six year position.”

    At least six years for his current position, I think Liberman has got that seat for as long as he wants it.

    When Liberman lost the primary is was supposed to be an indicator that Connecticut was opposed to the war, now that he won the general does that mean Connecticut supports the war?

  16. Chris says:

    I think it means establishment Dems sunk their heart and soul into CT to keep their man Lieberman, despite his being rejected by Dem voters in the primary. THAT sends a clear message to the people where the national Dem priorities lie.

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