Yosh Up, Card Down: Meet the New Chief of Staff

bolten.jpgSo Andrew Card is out (and the writing has been on the wall for a little while now). Our sources indicate that it was another case of unexpected Ambien side effects that had caused Card to accidentally sleep-administrate for going on five years now.

The new guy: budget chief Josh Bolten. Nickname: Yosh. Former Card deputy, natch -- we have never once believed the "gray-beard" old-GOP establishment guy line, and neither has the President -- and, therefore, just as "tired" and "worn-out" or whatever as everyone else. In fact, as a front line veteran of the Social Security debacle, probably just about as tired as Rove -- but we're not holding it against him, 'cause we're fucking exhausted too, frankly.

And like your Roves or yours Hugheses, he's been a Bush guy since Texas. Still, though, he's got something of a reputation as a decent sort, the kind the Press Corps like -- there's not a lot of dirt on him, and he's got a reputation as a non-tool.

Fresh blood, though, he is decidedly not. Oh, and there's this:

Bolten, who is unmarried, has made the gossip columns partly thanks to his bikes. News photographers caught him giving a ride on one of his bikes to actress Bo Derek, of 10 fame, during a Bikers for Bush rally in Flint, Michigan, in November 2000.

And, you know, we're not sayin', we're just sayin'...

Congrats, still, to Yosh. Wish him luck. He needs it.

Bush Announces Resignation of Chief of Staff [NYT]

Yosh! [Stanford Lawyer]


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