Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Rumsfeld resigns

Now we know when pigs fly, when hell freezes over, and how many holes it takes to fill the Albert Hall.

I’ve been wondering how Rummy was going to survive the recent massively embarrassing “no confidence” statements by numerous military officials, and now I know that the answer is, he's not.

By the way, in case you were wondering why the president told us just last week that Rummy would be staying on when he was already interviewing applicants for his job, here's his explanation:

Q Thank you, Mr. President. Last week you told us that Secretary Rumsfeld will be staying on. Why is the timing right now for this, and how much does it have to do with the election results?

THE PRESIDENT: Right. No, you and Hunt and Keil came in the Oval Office, and Hunt asked me the question one week before the campaign, and basically it was, are you going to do something about Rumsfeld and the Vice President? And my answer was, they're going to stay on. And the reason why is I didn't want to inject a major decision about this war in the final days of a campaign. And so the only way to answer that question and to get you on to another question was to give you that answer.

Translation: I lied. See, I do that when telling you truth would mess up my plans. Heh heh.


Chris said...

I love how he tried to worm his way out of the fact that he just lied a few questions later. He said something about the fact that he hadn't talked to Gates yet, so he didn't have a replacement at that time. Unfortunately for him, that wasn't the issue. He had, seconds earlier (as you point out), said he withheld it (news about the change) because it was right before the election. I think I caught a glimpse of flames coming from an area alarmingly close to his pants.

Larry Jones said...

I wonder if he even knows what he said. I mean, if you showed him the transcript would he recognize it as the confession/indictment that it is?

I really think the Democrats should get on with legislating a positive agenda and trying to correct the worst of what has been done to us over the past six years, but jeez, this guy is the most impeachable president I've ever seen (and I was around for Nixon!).

Grant Miller said...

You just hate freedom. You freedom hater.

RandyLuvsPaiste said...

Why are we ignoring the REAL news?

Britney and K-Fed are divorcing.

Really, where the hell are your priorites? Honestly.

moneyca said...

Maybe now we'll start to see Bush held accountable for all his crap, like this lie!