The Buck Stops There
The people have spoken. Democrats control Congress now. And they might have control of the Senate also – its too early to call. Bush is surprised. He thought he had a mandate from the people to anything he damned well please. Well, the buck stopped at Rumsfeld. Donald Rumsfeld got the boot, less than a week before Bush announced there was no way he would fire Donald, he was there for the duration.
The news said Rumsfeld “stepped” down. “Stepped down” is different from being fired. Maybe Slippery George sidestepped his statement on a technicality.
Now, the kindler gentler Bush got word out for the new Democratic Congress members that he would like to meet with them and for them to work together – they were going to make a great team working together. That is less than 48 hours after he was saying how bad the Democrats are. But working together as a team? Isn’t that why all those Republicans didn’t get reelected?
Now that Bush ate a little humble pie he is saying, “Let bygones be bygones.” I wonder if he would have criticized John Kerry so unmercifully if JK had made that dumb statement after the election?