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Change is unlikely to be good.

According to the Post this morning, Powell's decision to step down is because the President "rebuffed his vision for a reshaped foreign policy." I'll bet he did. And I'm sure Dr. Rice will prove a lot more acquiescent. Shudder.

So far, 6 out of 15 cabinet members are outta there. So this constitutes a big shake up, and I'm a little surprised. And nervous. What now?

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joanarkham
Nov. 16th, 2004 02:38 pm (UTC)
I'm nervous too, but not surprised. Powell has been rumored to be on his way out for ages.

Maybe we can get him to switch parties and run for pres in 08???
fenriss
Nov. 16th, 2004 02:46 pm (UTC)
Not so much surprised about Powell as the large turn-over in general. And, sure, I'd probably vote for Powell, but he's not gonna run. That seems pretty certain.
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boadiccea
Nov. 16th, 2004 02:44 pm (UTC)
What now?
I guess we hunker down for four years...
fenriss
Nov. 16th, 2004 02:47 pm (UTC)
Re: What now?
It's gonna be a bumpy ride :-/
rimrender
Nov. 16th, 2004 08:31 pm (UTC)
Re: What now?
The side affects of this presidency will last for generations.
Re: What now? - fenriss - Nov. 16th, 2004 08:48 pm (UTC) - Expand
aghrivaine
Nov. 16th, 2004 03:00 pm (UTC)
I'm not surprised - the moderate elements are going, and are being replaced with people who have either shared the "vision" of the neo-cons, or been willing to take direction regardless of whether it conflicts with their personal beliefs or ideas.

Dr. Rice has been perfectly obedient, and is being rewarded. The best thing you can be in the Bush whitehouse is scrupulously "on message".

I for one, am a little grateful that the payoff to the Christian Right has not been in either the Secretary of State or Attorney General positions. I expect the other, minor appointments will be the paybacks to the Righties.

But I shudder to think about the Supreme Court...
fenriss
Nov. 16th, 2004 03:19 pm (UTC)
My vote for President is so often a vote for the composition of the SCOTUS. I find it hard to believe that that's what the Framers intended, you know? But it works out that way most of the time.
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_blackjack_
Nov. 16th, 2004 07:47 pm (UTC)
Dr. Rice has been perfectly obedient, and is being rewarded.

I resisted the temptation to post "Bush choses new house negro."
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fenriss
Nov. 16th, 2004 08:55 pm (UTC)
Say... per rimrender's comment below, there's no chance they'd reactive you, is there? Cause that would be very bad.
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_blackjack_
Nov. 16th, 2004 06:34 pm (UTC)
And we've also got the heads of the CIA's clandestine cervice resigning in disgust over Goss's purging of agents he considers disloyal to Bush. Because, and I'm not making this up, Goss sees the CIA as a hotbed of liberal dissent.
theletterelle
Nov. 16th, 2004 07:00 pm (UTC)
New Brunswick... acres of land... you know you want to... ;)
fenriss
Nov. 16th, 2004 08:02 pm (UTC)
Well, yes. I do want to. But we have to import a bunch of our cool friends, or it'd be sad out there.
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rimrender
Nov. 16th, 2004 08:34 pm (UTC)
The ready reserve list was just fully activated. Over 50% of the people called are fighting it. They are reactivating army personel in their 40's who have been out of the service for a decade.

fenriss
Nov. 16th, 2004 08:50 pm (UTC)
Fuuuuuck! Do you know if that goes for the Navy? My friend Lucille...
rimrender
Nov. 16th, 2004 10:46 pm (UTC)
www.afa.net
American Family Assoc.
These are the people to hate and fight against, they hate you already.
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