There seems to be two takes on Donald Rumsfeld’s resignation/walking the plank. On the one hand, there’s the “Brilliant Timing!” strategy, which Mario Loyola of National Review sides with:
What’s interesting about the timing is that this morning we woke up to a new Democratic congress, and by the time of the evening news everyone was talking about the new secretary of defense. Another suspiciously well-timed blockbuster announcement from the White House.
On the other, there’s the “are you kidding me?!” timing, of which Dean Barnett is a proponent of:
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