A reader makes a smart observation:
Do Bush's moves lately look like the results of a carefully laid out plan?
If Bush thought the Republicans would lose either the House or the Senate, would he have made some moves earlier? Fire Rumsfeld earlier? Cut Bolton loose earlier? Anything to de-alienate some of us very disgruntled Republicans?
But in not making what should have been obvious moves, Bush appears to have genuinely thought the election was going his way - just like Rove told him and the country before the election with "the math".
His post-election strategy looks no different than his post-invasion strategy in Iraq. He planned for neither.
He plans for nothing. He must be one of the most reckless and feckless men ever to have held his office.