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yellowcanine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 02:02 PM
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If Rummy goes do we get Wolfie?
That would be a frying pan...fire situation imo. Or would Wolfie's close ties to the PNAC and the failed war strategies in general doom him as far as Senate confirmation is concerned? Of course * could have him serve as acting Sec. of Defense and thus avoid a confirmation fight, which is probably what he would do him being the chickensh*t that he is.
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Hunter_1253 Donating Member (121 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 02:06 PM
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1. But Rummy won't go...
without taking some others with him. It's not in the nature of his personality to bow out gracefully, even if it meant giving shrub a better shot at re-election. BushCorp is heading towards entropy faster and faster...and I love every second of its collapse. The only shame is that too many decent people have been screwed, lied to, killed, and injured to prove this point.
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Jacobin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 02:09 PM
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2. They are both complete fools, so it wouldn't matter
However, I think the "press" would be less worshipful of Wolfowitz, as he isn't as droll and doesn't have that "rock star" appeal the "press" has attributed to Rumfilled.

They are both ideologues who have no connection with reality and don't want any such connection, so either or both are doomed to fail
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 02:10 PM
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3. I wondered about that, too. I think not Wolfie
He would be a hard sell to the Senate after getting one Secretary to resign over insensitivity. Not knowing how many soldiers had been killed would be bad.

I think Bush would do something disgustingly clever, actually, like offer the job to McCain. That way, he can start to look moderate and even contrite moving towards the election. It would give the appearance that he was a uniter, that he heard the people, and that he had grown wiser. It would also get rid of McCain, since then McCain would be on Bush's team, even though Bush would clearly not listen to a thing he said.

As for the question of whether McCain would do it... he might. I think McCain would know better than to listen to Bush's promises, and would probably realize Bush would ignore him. Still, the position would give him opportunities to do what he wants. And, Bush could play hardball and threaten to run someone against McCain in the next primaries. Probably McCain would refuse, but Bush has a lot of power to make it hard on him.

If not McCain, someone similar could be found.
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