Well McCain may be busy trying to show he is a good little Bushie this weekend but other Republicans are not buying into it.
Several Republicans here said Mr. Bush urgently needed to shake up his staff. Senator Norm Coleman, Republican of Minnesota, pointed to what he described as a series of management and political failures as he urged Mr. Bush to bring in a new team.
Some senior Republicans with ties to the White House, who asked for anonymity because they did not want to be identified describing internal White House deliberations, said there was a widespread feeling here that Mr. Bush would be well served to bring in new advisers, either replacing Andrew H. Card Jr., his chief of staff, or Karl Rove, his senior political adviser.
But one Republican with close ties to the White House said the investigation of Mr. Rove’s role in leaking the name of a C.I.A. operative was making it nearly impossible to make any changes until it was resolved.
Like I said after Scarborough’s little whine fest about “being ashamed to be a Republican”, SO WHAT. These people are the ones who have let Bush go unchecked for 5 years and now that things are getting ugly they want to get out. Sorry but you made your bed now you must lie in it.
Thinking about what is going on, perhaps the Democrats have been staging the ultimate plan. Sit back and relax while the Republicans go into full meltdown. This is not the first time I had this thought either. It came to me in 2004 during the Presidential campaigns. I thought “maybe Bush should win”. I thought that because another four years of Republican mismanagement and corruption might be what it takes to wake the voters up and show them how bad that choice is. This can all happen while they have to work out the mess their President created, the mess called Iraq. Now I am wondering if the Democrats thought the same thing.
This is why I love politics.