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BringTheNoise
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Originally posted by Steve Eisenberg:
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Originally posted by A Fish Called DawnStorm:
Rumsfeld to America: Screw you guys! I'm going home!

It is unusual for a beginning cabinet secretary to stay with a two term presidency for all eight years. Do you feel all of them are sending this message? If not, could you name some Democrats whose resignation should be interpreted as "screw you," or is this just a GOP or neoconservative thing?
So it's just coincidence that he resigned just as the Dems take control of Congress and likely launch an investigation into his handling of policy in Iraq, which most people consider a failure?

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Rumsfeld: 'My Half-Assed Job Here Is Done'

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quote:
Originally posted by BringTheNoise:
So it's just coincidence that he resigned just as the Dems take control of Congress and likely launch an investigation into his handling of policy in Iraq, which most people consider a failure?

I don't think it was necessarily timed in such a way. The AP reported that Bush met with Gates on the Sunday before the elections. It seems that Rumsfeld's resignation has been in the works for at least a week prior.

More so, Rumsfeld had attempted to resign shortly after the Abu Ghraib scandal hit (twice, in writing, is what he told Bob Woodward). Bush adamantly refused to accept his leave. As the year progressed, Andrew Card told Woodward that he even attempted to corral Laura into the fold, to get her to prod the suggestion into her husband. It's unclear if any such discussion ever graced the marital sheets.

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First Munchkin: He resigned! The Rusmfeld resigned!

Second Munchkin: Then this is a day of independence
For all the Americans and their descendants!

Cheney: If any!

First Munchkin: Then let the joyous news ring on:
The wicked old Rumsfeld at last is gone!

All Munchkins:

Ding-dong, the Rummy's gone!
Which old Rummy?
The Rumsfeld, dummy!
Ding-dong, the wicked Rummy's gone!

He's gone where retired pols vector,
The private sector! The private sector!
Ding-dong, the wicked Rumsfeld's gone!

He's gone but he wasn't fired,
He "retired!" Yah, he "retired!"
So ring the bells and sing....

Ding-dong, old Rummy's gone,
Good and gone,
A new day's dawned,
Ding-dong, the wicked Rumsfeld's gone!


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Nice work, Brad! We'll need the next refrain, soon, when John Bolton gets dismissed from his slippers/mustache/position.

ETA: Hmmm, "next refrain" is redundant, isn't it? Pffft, stupid words.

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Am I the only one who gets the creeps just by seeing his photo?

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Suppose the Republican leadership decides the best way to maintain control of the White House in 2008 is to have a sitting vice-president who will run for president
Why would they think that? Sitting vice-presidents rarely win election to the presidency. I think George H.W. Bush has been the only one to accomplish the feat in more than a century.

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Originally posted by snopes:
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Suppose the Republican leadership decides the best way to maintain control of the White House in 2008 is to have a sitting vice-president who will run for president
Why would they think that? Sitting vice-presidents rarely win election to the presidency. I think George H.W. Bush has been the only one to accomplish the feat in more than a century.

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LBJ & Truman were both elected in their own right after completing the term of their predecessor.

Edited to add: I forgot Nixon! There was a gap of two presidents between his serving as VP & being elect as Prez.

ETA2: This is your chance to reply with a 'we'd all like to forget Nixon' comment or other Nixon joke... someone? anyone?

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And Gore came very close to being elected as well - surely the margin wasn't so large so as to make it seem unlikely that a vice-President could win the office.

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Originally posted by Wicked Tinker(diving)bell:
LBJ & Truman were both elected in their own right after completing the term of their predecessor.

Edited to add: I forgot Nixon! There was a gap of two presidents between his serving as VP & being elect as Prez.

Psst.....none of them were sitting vice presidents. Unless there is a plan to replace Cheney then do in Bush, those examples aren't applicable.

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Originally posted by Sara at home:
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Originally posted by Wicked Tinker(diving)bell:
LBJ & Truman were both elected in their own right after completing the term of their predecessor.

Edited to add: I forgot Nixon! There was a gap of two presidents between his serving as VP & being elect as Prez.

Psst.....none of them were sitting vice presidents. Unless there is a plan to replace Cheney then do in Bush, those examples aren't applicable.
You're right. I am very tired after a long day. I am tucking in my tail & retreating from the discussion before I lose control over spelling and grammar.

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And Gore came very close to being elected as well - surely the margin wasn't so large so as to make it seem unlikely that a vice-President could win the office.
But clearly being vice-president doesn't confer much of an advantage on a candidate. In fact, I'd say it's generally a considerable disadvantage -- a vice-president doesn't have much opportunity to do anything to distinguish himself, and he is inevitably associated with the current administration's policies, whether or not he agreed with (or had a hand in shaping) them.

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