WaPo's VandeHei pandering to Bush - yet again
Card's Departure Seen as a Sign President Hears Words of Critics
By Jim VandeHei
Washington Post Staff Writer
Wednesday, March 29, 2006; Page A01
A few weeks ago, President Bush's spokesman dismissed talk of an impending staff change as "inside Washington babble."
White House Chief of Staff Andrew H. Card Jr.'s resignation yesterday suggests that Bush was listening.
it does nothing of the sort... what it DOES suggest is that rove is sufficiently concerned that he decreed it was important to give the APPEARANCE of listening and the APPEARANCE of taking action while, in fact, making no substantive changes whatsoever... even the wapo's own editorial acknowledges the cosmetic nature of the deal...
Other personnel changes may follow, but the lesson of this one is that Mr. Bush sees no need for new thinking.
the consensus of comments on card's resignation is that card was among the most passive of bush's unholy circle and therefore the easiest to publicly dismiss... the circle of those with the real power remains intact... yet vandehei goes on (and on and on and on) prattling about how presidents sometimes need to make concessions to washington insiders and to the court of public opinion... he talks about how bush's collapsing support drove card's exit, etc., etc., but nowhere even mentions the possibility that it's just one more disgusting page out of the karl rove playbook, designed to pull the wool over the eyes of one and all - including jim vandehei... bush ain't listening unless it's karl talking... Submit To Propeller