House of Card(s)
After thoroughly enjoying his first two books which showed a resolute Bush, White House mouthpiece Tony Snow offered the central message that Bob was blowing smoke, using disgruntled former aides as a way to grind his ax.
I guess that includes Andy Card, whose job it was the make sure the runaway train ran on time. He now admits he told W. that Rummy should head out the door. When the Decider decided otherwise, Andy took a powder instead.
"Look, this is a war, and you are going to have a lot of really smart people with completely different opinions," Tony Snow, the White House press secretary, said at a briefing on Friday afternoon.
In Washington, Mr. Snow said, "you're going to see people who are on the losing side of arguments being especially outspoken about their opinions." He added, "The average Washington memoir ought to be subtitled, 'If they only listened to me.'"
Probably a wise decision considering the doorkeeper didn't really keep close tabs on everyone who came through it.
I guess it is true the fish rots from the head down.