Ballooning Rumsfeld's Fall
That Joe Lieberman would call for Donald Rumsfeld's resignation as Secretary of Defense comes neither as courageous or unexpected. It really is the least he could do, which means it's exactly what anyone could have predicted. There are no accidents round here.
Transparent cynicism aside in the case of the ickily despicable Joe, turn instead to the transparent cynicism of the Kingdom of Wicked: I'm thinking that Plan X , already plotted, is being ground-memed and balloon-floated, enabled through Holy Joe. If Standard Rove fails - if Americans stubbornly refuse to be fear-stampeded into voting Pignican - The Decider! offs Don in October.
The Decider!s famous loyalty begins and ends with his sorry ass. Hmmm.... Possible takeover of House by Democrats and all the misery that would cause or firing Donald Rumsfeld in mid-October in a last ditch wtf to change the election's dynamic? Loyalty, schmoyalty.
Which would prove that even when the turdtard in charge does something that benefits the country it's for motives that have nothing to do with the good of the country.
UPDATE: Alterman makes this prediction today:
Here’s my prediction: If Lieberman wins the election, he will not switch to the Republicans, as some fear. But he will do the functional equivalent, which is accept Bush’s appointment to replace Rumsfeld as Secretary of Defense, resign his seat and allow the Republican governor of Connecticut to appoint a Republican in his stead. That is the implicit deal between the Lieberman camp and Rove, Cheney, Bush etc and the reason, that alone, in the entire country, this is the only race where this most partisan of political operations, refuses to support the Republican in the race. Bush, Rove and Cheney do not make political decisions on the basis of what they think is good for the country. They care only about their party and themselves. If Lieberman supporters are genuinely supporting him as a Democrat, is it not enough for him to pledge to vote with the party in the Senate. He must pledge that, under no circumstances, will he accept an appointment from Bush or resign his seat under any circumstances, so long as a Republican occupies the state House.Sounds plausible to me.