Spring Cleaning Time

Discussion in 'Politics and Religion' started by Lou Grant, Mar 28, 2006.

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  1. lamont5123


    I guess it came down to this:

    Cardy, you weren't doing a good job.
  2. Lou Grant

    Lou Grant

    And so the Washington spring cleaning begins (a year or two too late):

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- White House chief of staff Andy Card has resigned and will be replaced by budget director Joshua Bolten, President Bush announced Tuesday amid growing calls for a White House shakeup and Republican concern about Bush's tumbling poll ratings.

    Bush announced the changes in an nationally broadcast appearance in the Oval Office.

    "I have relied on Andy's wise counsel, his calm in crisis, his absolute integrity and his tireless commitment to public service," Bush said. "The next three years will demand much of those who serve our country. We have a global war to fight and win."

    Card, 58, stood stoically with his hands by his sides as Bush lauded his years of service through the Sept. 11 attacks, war and legislative and economic challenges. Gripping the podium, Card said in his farewell: "You're a good man, Mr. President." Card's eyes were watery. Card said he looks forward to just being Bush's friend. Bush then gave him five quick slaps on the back and the two walked out of the Oval Office together.

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