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"We have to learn the lesson that intellectual honesty is fundamental for everything we cherish." -Sir Karl Popper

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Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Hack resigns; replaced by shill

White House chief of staff Andrew Card was the man who whispered in Bush's ear "America is under attack." We were then treated to the president looking frightened amid a group of 7 year-olds while Americans burned to death in the World Trade Center.

Now he's resigned. His replacement, budget director Josh Bolten, was a natural choice. He has been at the vanguard of spinning the GOP's supply-side economics, from 'the Bush tax cuts will pay for themselves' to 'Social Security privatization will pay for itself.' In short, he has the two qualifications the White House is looking for: the ability to bullshit the public with a straight face, and the willingness to do so.

UPDATE: Senator Chuck Schumer had a chuckle-inducing (if awkwardly worded) analysis of this story that appeared in the Guardian:

"The good news is the administration has finally realized it needs to change its ways, but the problems go far deeper than one staffer,'' said Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y. "Simply rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic by replacing Andy Card with Josh Bolten without a dramatic change in policy will not right this ship.''