May 08, 2004

If Rumsfeld is gone, don't count on a replacement anytime soon

Juliette brings up a fascinating point about the confirmation process (or with this Administration, lack of confirmation process) in the Senate.

If Rummy leaves, it ain't gonna be pretty.

Say Donald Rumsfeld resigns or is asked to do so. (Highly unlikely, I know. But humor me.) What are the chances of the US having a new SecDef confirmed by the senate between that hypothetical date and January 20, 2005?
And we thought the notion of a filibuster over judicial nominees was ugly?

Posted by mhking at May 8, 2004 02:28 PM

Rumsfeld doesn't look like a quitter to me, nor do I think his self esteem is formed by leftwing nutcases in a full court press to oust Bush.

Posted by: erp at May 9, 2004 07:30 AM
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