While I’m the first to agree with new White House C.O.S. Josh Bolten’s bold assertion yesterday that it’s time to “refresh and re-energize” the president’s top staff, I can’t help but suspect the Bushies will try to fudge their noisy reinvention pledge by making a handful of basically meaningless staff changes, like replacing Scooter Libby with David Addington. Almost certainly, the end is nigh for poor Treasury Secretary John Snow, perhaps the most pointless and serially humiliated senior member of this administration. But unless Rummy, Dick, or Karl is sent packing, I fear none of us should take all this talk about change too seriously. As much as I’d like to see Rove returned to the private sector, I vote for Rumsfeld.
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