Andrew "Andy" Card, one of the least publicly visible White House Chiefs of Staff in history but someone with a steady, careful management hand who must be given credit for much of Bush's political success, has announced his resignation.
Card, of course, was the staff member to first inform President Bush of the 9/11 terror attacks in New York while the President was reading to an elementary school class in Florida.
Barbara Bush, as many may recall, was reported by The Washington Note to be ready to roast a few of her son's staff members alive on a pig spit. According to well-placed sources, she was encouraging Bush to reshuffle his staff as she felt they had served him poorly.
Now, what about Rumsfeld? what about Rove? what about David Addington? and what about neutralizing or retiring Cheney?
Steven Clemons publishes the popular political blog, The Washington Note, and is both a frequent contributor to Huffington Post and editor of Bolton Watch.