Dick Durbin's Messaging
by Matt Stoller, Wed Mar 29, 2006 at 05:38:43 AM EST
So George Bush fires his relatively moderate Chief of Staff but leaves in place the architects of the Iraq War, and this is Dick Durbin's response:
"I don't think he comes to this job with a great set of credentials. But I want to give him a chance. You know, the bottom line is, if the president of the United States is going to lead this country in a new direction, which they are begging for, then he needs a new approach, a new team, maybe a new set of political values" (CNN, 3/26).
My sense here is that Democrats should no longer give the President a chance. Bush is a weak and cowardly man. He will not hold his failed subordinates, such as Don Rumsfeld, accountable for allowing torture and going into Iraq without doing any planning. Why exactly does he deserve a chance? The American people don't want him to have another chance, they want him stopped.