Friday, December 15, 2006

Another tell

I just watched a bit of the coverage of Rummy's retirement festival. The effusive praise clearly signals that the option has been renewed on the Grand Guignol he helped create.

But the interesting tell was something his old friend Dick Cheney said. Cheney called Rumsfeld "the toughest boss I ever had."

Ruminate on that a moment. Allow it percolate through your brain.

Ready? OK, would you conclude from that statement that

(a) Rummy was a tougher boss than is George Bush, the (in theory) elected President of the United States?


(b) Cheney does not consider Bush to be his boss?

Please elaborate and defend your answers. Papers are due next Friday.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rumsfeld brought Cheney into the Ford administration as an aide way back in 1974. Cheney was actually a protege of Rumsfeld. In 1975, Rumsfeld accepted the job of Secretary of Defense on the condition that Ford hire a young up and comer named Dick Cheney as Ford's Chief of Staff. These guys have roots that go all the way back to the 1930's.

3:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

On Rumsfeld's retirement, did you happen to notice that as soon as Rumsfeld was about two days out the government ended its bazillion dollar upfront payment contract with the drug company that was to save us all from bird flu?

The same company that Rummy was on the board of for forever, my thought is either they decided he had made enought on the stock, which went through the roof when they got the contract, or they decided what the heck, let's sell it short.

1:10 PM  

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