The famously anti-intellectual president tells reporters: ” ... I read the front page and I know the speculation. But I’m the decider and I decide what’s best. And what’s best is for Don Rumsfeld to remain as the secretary of defense.” (Via Huff Po.) “I’m the decider, and I decide what’s best”... someone call Jacob Weisberg to update his “Bushisms” book.
Andrew Card, who has held the position since the 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 free fall.