THIS JUST IN: THE PRESIDENT DOESN'T READ DAVID IGNATIUS
On Andy Card's last day, even -- they never fire the ones you want, right?
"Earlier today I spoke with Don Rumsfeld about ongoing military operations in the global war on terror," the president said. "I reiterated my strong support for his leadership during this historic and challenging time for our nation."
"Secretary Rumsfeld's energetic and steady leadership is exactly what is needed at this critical period. He has my full support and deepest appreciation."
"Energetic and steady"? Well, the energy makes for more interesting press conferences, sure, but the steadiness is kinda the problem. Unless consistent incompetence is your bag, Mr. President -- which, we should've gathered by now, it is.