BREAKING NEWS … Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld Resigns … Now Dennis Hastert won’t Run for Leadership Position
Some one always has to take the fall after a disaster …
This should come as no surprise after last nights election results where the Republican party was taken out back of the woodshed. The Drudge Report is stating as well as all cable networks that Donald Rumsfeld is stepping down. Of course there are several Republican Representatives, Senators and Governors asking themselves this morning why this couldn’t have come a month or two ago.
Gates is the president of Texas A&M University and a close friend of the Bush family.He served as CIA director for Bush’s father from 1991 until 1993.
Gates first joined the CIA in 1966 and served in the intelligence community for more
than a quarter century, under six presidents.His nomination must be confirmed by the Senate.
I would not be surprised if we see a change in the Republican House and Senate leadership as well. Rumsfeld will be replaced by former CIA Director Robert Gates.
Bush says Rumsfeld is stepping down
Bush described Rumsfeld as a “superb leader” in a time of change, but said his defense chief recognizes the value of “fresh perspective.” He said Rumsfeld is a “trusted adviser and friend,” and that he’s “deeply grateful” for his service to the country. Bush said he and Rumsfeld agreed that “the timing is right for new leadership” at the Pentagon. (Yahoo News)
UPDATE: 4:00 EDT Hastert Won’t Seek House Leader Post
I guess we called that one from the above post, “I would not be surprised if we see a change in the Republican House and Senate leadership as well.” Speaker of the House Dennis Hasert has told fellow Republicans that he will not run for minority leadership in the new Congress. Its time to broom the Republican leadership and start a new. Hint to Republican’s … Conservatism did not lose yesterday, you did.
His decision to step down cleared the way for a likely succession battle. Rep. John Boehner of Ohio, the majority leader, is expected to run, and Reps. Mike Pence of Indiana and Joe Barton of Texas have also signaled they may make a bid for leadership positions.
The officials said they did not know whether Hastert intended to remain in Congress. He was elected to an 11th term in Illinois on Tuesday night, and had said he would seek a new term as speaker if the GOP held the House. (Breitbart)
Who shall be next? We already know that Republicans will have to find a new Senate Minority leader. That is after the forgone conclusion is ended in the VA Senate race and Jim Webb is declared the winner giving Democrats control of the US Senate.
The Republicans in the House of Representatives and the Senate need to take a good look in the mirror, grow a spine and understand why their base is so upset at them.