Rumsfelds’ successor, Robert Gates an ex-
DictatorDirector Of Intelligence, probably won’t be much different in substance (oh, what a cynic), but we await to see how he delivers it.
The last quote from the NYT article linked above is nice:
Mr. Bush, meanwhile, was asked at his news conference how he could have been so hopeful of Republican victory in the face of polls predicting such serious losses. His answer seemed to reflect an irritation not with Republican candidates or strategists, but the public.
“I thought when it was all said and done, the American people would understand the importance of taxes and the importance of security,” the president said. “But the people have spoken, and now it’s time for us to move on.”