Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Call Central Casting

White House chief of staff resigns

Let's be fair to Andrew Card: Any man who gets to work at 5:30 and leaves at 10 at night (and takes calls starting at 4 am and ending at 11 pm) deserves our appreciation. Certainly he was working longer hours than George Bush these last five years.

Of course, he was loyal to a fault, something he expressed even in his break-up resignation speech:
Gripping the podium, Card said in his farewell: “You’re a good man, Mr. President.” Card’s eyes were watery. Card said he looks forward to just being Bush’s friend.
Unfortunately for Bush, Card's replacement, Joshua Bolten, comes from a troubled area of his administration, having served as budget director and, before that, as deputy policy director. Budget deficits bigger than any we've ever seen, a debt ceiling that has been raised several times, and no relief in sight...these are not exactly qualifications for the top job.

Then again, even Leo McGarry couldn't save this sinking ship.

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