Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Election 2006 Fallout

I woke up this morning as hungover and bleary eyed as I did two years ago, but with the added bonus of not being horribly, horribly wrong this time around.

I can't say that it doesn't give me a smidgen of joy to know that at least on part of one branch of the federal government will be in the hands of not the Republican Party. This doesn't make up for 2004, but at least it feels like a huge burden has been lifted off our shoulders.

Alternatively, I could be feeling like that because today's celebratory hangover has finally lifted.

If you start poking around at some of the right wing sites out there, you may be amazed at how quickly some of these guys have turned on their own. For example, take a look at what this guy has to say:

There hasn't been any ideology in the Republican Party, any conservatism, for at least two to maybe four years. You could argue Bush was more of an ideologue in the presidential campaign of '04, but in looking at what happened yesterday, it wasn't conservatism that lost. Conservatism won when it ran as a Democrat. It won in a number of places. Republicanism lost.
In any event, someone lit The Decider Signal, and the POTUS immediately sprung into action by taking down his Secretary.

I don't mean that in the usual Republican "choking your Peruvian mistress" sense, I mean, Rumsfeld went down.

Wait... I mean he resigned. Or rather "Resigned."

Between the incoherent ramblings of the press conference two things were clear:

(1) Bush can't tell a joke.

(2) Despite what he said last week about Rummy being onboard until the end of the term, he was planning on firing him. Which means, he was either lying last week or flip-flopping this week.

But, best for the POTUS to get these types of changes out of the way now before the Senate switches over. He's already going to have his hands full with the House.

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