Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Let's look on the bright side, shall we?

McClellan gone, Rove reassigned.
From Fox:
More changes were afoot in the White House on Wednesday, as Press Secretary Scott McClellan announced he was stepping down and Karl Rove was reassigned within the administration...
Rove is giving up oversight of policy development to focus more on politics
as the fall midterm elections approach.
Just over a year ago, Rove was
promoted to deputy chief of staff in charge of most White House policy
coordination. That new portfolio came on top of his title as senior adviser and
role of chief policy aide to Bush.

Yes, I know this ain't great. Yes, I know the Democrats are rejoicing, and will be for quite awhile.

But... I'm still kind of glad McClellan's gone. He seems like a pretty nice guy, but face it, not the greatest press secretary. He just didn't seem too able to take tough (a.k.a. obnoxious) questions without looking like a deer in the headlights.
One of the possibile replacements mentioned was Tony Snow, so I'm crossing my fingers for that one!

As for Karl Rove, well, I'm not too happy about this, but maybe it's for the best. I don't think Rove is "Bush's brain", but Bush has been doing some pretty stupid things lately, and maybe some new advisors will help.

Rove was not fired, and did not resign. He was reassigned, that's all.
And after all, now the name "Karl Rove" won't be able to be synonymous with Bush's pure eeevil...

Yes, this isn't great. But is the world coming to an end? No.