Card informs Bush of the second plane hitting the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. The president famously spent the next seven minutes alternatively staring off into space or reading aloud from “My Pet Goat” to a classroom of schoolchildren.
Andrew Card, who has held the position since president first took office, will be replaced with Joshua Bolten, a longtime Bush aide and current budget director. Card had come under pressure to step down in recent months as the president’s poll numbers continued their precipitous drop.
Also, Sen. Charles Schumer on the resignation: “Simply rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic by replacing Andy Card with Josh Bolten without a dramatic change in policy will not right this ship.”