Finally there has been some light shed on the sudden resignation and eager acceptance by Bush of his Chief of Staff, Andrew H. Card Jr. The gesture was to give the illusion of the much needed White House shake up, but with Rove, Cheney, and Bush himself still in place, Andy was merely a sacrificial lamb or goat, speaking of which:
While Bush was reading "My Pet Goat" to some second graders at the Emma T. Booker Elementary School in Sarasota Florida, he was interrupted by Andrew Card whispering a message in his ear. Now Bush is famous (read infamous) for not reading newspapers, watching news unfolding on TV or being exposed to news in any form which does not corroborate the news fixated in his own mentality. While Bush was unraveling the complex plot of his read, Andrew Card had the unfortunate task of relating reality to our president. He whispered, "A second plane hit the second tower. America is under attack."
Bush continued reading "My Pet Goat" for an additional five minutes before reacting to the news. Sometimes you just can't lay a good book down. Anyway that bad news from Card was the ace of spades, his death card and his swan song. Perhaps the new Chief of Staff Bolton, will have learned from Card's folly: If you can't bring good news to this President, don't bring any news at all, or make it up since after all, he gets his personal news from his "higher power." Interesting that it always confirms his "instinct."