Thursday, December 08, 2005

Which Way Did He Joe?

Joe-mentum might finally get his wish and be able to kiss W., or at least a part of him, every day. According to the New York Daily News (Motto: We Just Print in Tabloid Form. Hey, No Giggling.):

White House officials are telling associates they expect Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld to quit early next year, once a new government is formed in Iraq, sources said yesterday.

Rumsfeld's deputy, Gordon England, is the inside contender to replace him, but there's also speculation that Sen. Joe Lieberman - a Democrat who ran against Bush-Cheney in the 2000 election - might become top guy at the Pentagon.

Clearly by early next year Rumsfeld's job in Iraq will be done--he's screwed things up just about as good as anyone could. And you have to worry a bit about the reporters' (it took 2 to come up with this whopper) keen attention to detail when they claim Lieberman "ran against Bush-Cheney in the 2000 election." He never even got past running against Al Sharpton and the Dems and dropped out of the race in February. We're talking about a guy who skipped the Iowa caucuses to campaign for months in New Hampshire--he even moved there--but ended up in fifth place in that state's primary.

But if you need one more bit of evidence that L is not just for Lieberman, there's this:

The Daily News has learned that the White House considered Lieberman for the UN ambassador's job last year before giving the post to John Bolton, a Bush adviser said.

You know you really rate when people think John Bolton is a better candidate for a position than you are.


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