Quite a week. The victories keep coming.
- On Monday, military publications’ editorials pronounce “Rumsfeld Must Go” (Military Times).
- After polling trouble across the country, the reports came in Tuesday night: Democrats Take Control of U.S. House for First Time in 12 Years
- Then after a thumping on Tuesday, Bush announces on Wednesday (never mind that he swore/lied last week that he would keep him,: Rumsfeld resigns as secretary of defense
- So, reaching back to one of his Daddy’s guys, Bush tabs Gates for defense secretary
- On Thursday, finally, after throwing the football around a little bit, Virginia Sen. Allen concedes defeat
- So, that means Democrats control both houses after Virginia win
- Proving accountability for errors exists, Mehlman to step down from RNC post
- No kidding? Elections may shift U.S. Iraq war policy
- Remember Bush’s recess appointment of the UN ambassador? Dems say that ain’t gonna work: Bolton unlikely to win Senate approval
- Couldn’t wait a week, could he? Iowa Gov. Vilsack running for president
- Elsewhere, Saddam is guilty and sentenced to hang, meanwhile the reaction is what you’d expect: In a Divided Iraq, Reaction to Saddam Death Sentence Conforms to Sectarian Lines
- A government website meant to bolster the excuses for invading Iraq by showcasing documents that proved they were prepared to build a nuclear weapon (never mind that these were from before the first Gulf War) actually gave the plans on how to build a bomb: U.S. shutters site with Saddam-era files
I think I need another week, just to recover.