President Bush announced Wednesday that Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld is stepping down from his post.
"The timing is right for new leadership at the Pentagon," Bush said at the White House Wednesday afternoon.
translation: republicans were humiliated in yesterday's election, so i might as well fire the guy everyone has been begging me to fire for years.
or, as josh marshall puts it, bush was "for Rumsfeld before he was against him". ¶