Wednesday, November 08, 2006

REFERENDUM DAY: THE MORNING AFTER, PART III (DAMAGE CONTROL/IRONY ALERT)

Well, lookie there. George has decided to shitcan Rumsfeld. I thought it was The Donald who said "you're fired," not the other way around.

Now we've all gotten six-and-a-half months of kicks over Bush's "I'm the Decider, and I decide what's best" comment. But how many remember what it was that he was actually deciding?

Give up? Can't remember?

It was in response to requests that he . . . shitcan Rumsfeld. But back in April, he insisted that he knew best.

Heh, heh. Maybe he should've listened.

16 Comments:

Blogger sheadenizen said...

Here's a stupid question. Why didn't Bush do this before the election and save the Republicans a lot of aggravation? Obviously he was thinking about it...he didn't make this decision at 2:00AM. He said he interviewed Gates in Crawford last Sunday. He could have totally taken the wind out of the Dems sails had he done this prior to the election. Do you think he never suspected the election would be as disasterous? I know English is his 2nd language, but even he had to have read the polls.

3:30 PM  
Anonymous Mike said...

even he had to have read the polls.

You know he doesn't read the newspapers, Shea. C'mon! He only reads books: 60 a year, or whatever the latest report was.

Seriously, though, you raise a good question. And I think the answer is arrogance, hubris, and political tone-deafness.

Good.

3:44 PM  
Blogger Smitty said...

Holy crap. Quick. Call Alannis Morissette.

4:20 PM  
Anonymous Mike said...

Did it rai-eeee-ain on someone's Election Day?

4:22 PM  
Blogger DED said...

My wife called me on the phone to tell me the news. The power went out here this afternoon so I've had the computers off since about noon. Man oh man! I can't believe that W caved so quick! I thought for sure he'd drag this one out a while. Another HALLEFUCKINLUJAH!!!

As for Casey, a shifty shady character for sure, but he ain't no Rummy. And that, ladies and gentlemen, is a good thing.

And Joe gets to stay in the Senate. So no vacuum filling power shift there.

6:31 PM  
Blogger sheadenizen said...

They have just declared that the Scumbag has officially lost. Hallelujah!

9:10 PM  
Anonymous Mike said...

They have just declared that the Scumbag has officially lost.

Macaca?

11:22 PM  
Blogger George said...

Yep, Macaca is down for the count.

So I guess that means that both he and Santorum are leading candidates for the Republican 08 nomination--what else do they have to do till then?

12:50 AM  
Anonymous Mike said...

Check out the new post. I'm guessing Santorum can go to Jerusalem and join Osama & Moshiach to fight "Teh Gays."

7:21 AM  
Anonymous Donna said...

I was at work yesterday and a friend called at 1:02 PM to say that Rumsfeld was resigning as we spoke, on CNN.

I leaped from my chair and ran whooping down the halls: "RUMSFELD HAS RESIGNED!! WHOOP!! WHOOP!!!" :-D Some people were =very= pleased indeed, but I was brought up short by one fellow employee who said: "Who's Rumsfeld?"

Holy fucking Moo.

But HE'S GONE! HISTORY!!! And the DEMS TOOK THE HOUSE!! GET SOME!!!

Yesterday was one of the best days of my life. :-D :-D Today's shaping up pretty damn fine too, with it foregone that the Dems take the Senate, too.

1:28 PM  
Anonymous Mike said...


I leaped from my chair and ran whooping down the halls: "RUMSFELD HAS RESIGNED!! WHOOP!! WHOOP!!!"


Deep breaths, Donna, deep breaths. ;-p

Seriously though, I was so damn happy yesterday it actually surprised me. I was buzzing all through the afternoon. Feel like I got my country back.

1:58 PM  
Anonymous waitingforthealiens said...

Donna,
It's great to hear you happy.

After six years of nearly non-stop apoplexy (actually longer considering the impeachment horseshit of ’99) I was pretty thrilled yesterday. My problem was not so much with Rumsfeld per se, but with a president so clueless and apparently uninformable, that he allowed Rummy six years to experiment with his military theories against the advice of the generals (often derided as Clinton generals.)

My happiness remains somewhat tempered by the nagging feeling that the Dems will find a way to squander this opportunity.

3:49 PM  
Anonymous Mike said...

My problem was not so much with Rumsfeld per se, but with a president so clueless and apparently uninformable, that he allowed Rummy six years to experiment with his military theories against the advice of the generals

Exactly.

the Dems will find a way to squander this opportunity.

If you mean they'll screw up so badly that the right wing of the GOP swoops back into power in 2 years, I hear ya. But if they just churn and flop around, and set up for 4 more years of chruning & flopping, that'll be fine by me.

3:52 PM  
Anonymous w said...

As Wall Street has signaled, there are worse things than gridlock. But getting some sort of security in Iraq, getting seriously engaged in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict are just two of the tough ones that have to get done.

5:21 PM  
Anonymous Mike said...

some sort of security in Iraq, getting seriously engaged in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Obviously, nothing wrong with these two things in theory, but after the debacles of the past few years, I'd want to see a plan, and I'd want to see the budget, before I'd sign off on any more adventurism in either area.

Putting down my cynicism for a second, and assuming good intentions all around, haven't we learned that intentions aren't enough?

6:19 PM  
Anonymous Donna said...

Mike, wfta,

Thanks, folks. I love ya. [kisskiss]

2:19 AM  

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