Andrew “Andy” Card, one of the least publicly visible White House Chiefs of Staff in history but someone with a steady, careful management hand who must be given credit for much of Bush’s political success, has announced his resignation.
Card, of course, was the staff member to first inform President Bush of the 9/11 terror attacks in New York while the President was reading to an elementary school class in Florida.
Barbara Bush, as many may recall, was reported by TWN to be ready to roast a few of her son’s staff members alive on a pig spit. According to well-placed sources, she was encouraging Bush to reshuffle his staff as she felt they had served him poorly.
Now, what about Rumsfeld? what about Rove? what about Addington? and what about neutralizing or retiring Cheney?
OMB Director Joshua Bolten will succeed Card as Bush’s Chief of Staff.
— Steve Clemons