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.
"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."
You can almost hear the Prsident slurring and spitting his way through that, eh?
So here's that harrowed "switch up advisors in the Oval Office to get back on track" advice finally put to work, though apparently President Mushmouth didn't quite get the point behind the advice. Ya know, the whole "bringing in some less tainted, more competent people" thing?
Instead, Bush heard "Ya know, Mr. President, maybe you shake up the Oval a bit," and replaced Card with... did you catch it?... his budget advisor. That's right, people, W brought in the guy behind the George W. Bush "China is my blackjack table" fiscal program. A man who, apparently, is so bad at designing budgets that, 4 years after inheriting record surpluses, the best Bush could promise from him was that he could half the record deficits this wanker was accumulating.
And he's failing at that.
Good God, what's next, the President's speech therapist as the new White House spokesman?
"Fer the nexsht three yearsh, thish man will be briefin' you on our shteadfasht progresh in *eyes narrowing* the War On Terra.
God Blesh Merrka"