Daily archives: November 8th, 2006

Hastert Set to Resign from Congress?

House Speaker Dennis Hastert

Rumor has it from some very well-placed sources in the 14th district in Illinois that House Speaker Dennis Hastert plans to resign from the United States Congress soon. If he does so within the next 9 months, a special primary will be held, and the Democrats will have another chance to take the district.

John Laesch has already been told that he will not be the man.

And the Associated Press reports that Democrats now have complete control of the United States Congress. Webb has won in Virginia.

The sun also rises.

Donkey in the sun


Rumsfeld resigns – Getting out of Dodge?

Donald Rumsfeld

CNN reports that Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld, architect of an unpopular war in Iraq, intends to resign after six stormy years at the Pentagon, Republican officials said Wednesday. President Bush is expected to make an announcement later on today.

Would the Republicans have lost Congress if Rummy had resigned last week?? Or last month?? Or last year?? Was it really worth it for the president and Dick Cheney and Karl Rove to keep him around so long?

Is Rumsfeld “getting out of Dodge” because of all of the investigations to come in a Democratic-controlled House, and possibly Senate? Does the president have plans for a presidential pardon for Rummy in two years or sooner?

There are three things that happened yesterday:

1. The nation spoke. Well, the nation actually roared its disapproval of the president’s policies.
2. The Democrats won, fair and square.
3. And the Republicans lost miserably, all by themselves, on every front. The Republicans lost on the foreign affiars front. The Republicans lost on the moral front. The Republicans lost on the domestic front.

And the sun rises.