Andy Card Resigns

Via the USA Today:

WASHINGTON (AP) -— White House chief of staff Andy Card has resigned and will be replaced by budget director Josh Bolten, an administration official said Tuesday, in a White House shake up that comes amid declining poll standings for President Bush. CNN was also reporting the news.

The move comes as Bush has been buffeted by increasing criticism of the drawn-out war in Iraq and as fellow Republicans have suggested pointedly that the president bring in new aides with fresh ideas and new energy.

Card came to Bush recently and suggested that he should step down from the job that he has held from the first day of Bush's presidency, said the administration official.
Staff shakeups happen and if this were any other administration we should be careful not to read to much into this. But this is BushCo. First, anytime a White House official resigns, there'slegitimatee reason to look for some sort of scandal or illegality that may have caused the person in question to step down. Second, as recently as last week, Bush, "does not appear to have an appetite for a staff shakeup." That's a quick turn around.

More on John Bolton as it comes in...

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