Part of me has always held the hope that, were Bush to be reelected, he would quietly purge his Administration of the neocon influences that had so badly bungled the Iraq War. We’d still have Republicans, but at least we wouldn’t have the disastrous foreign policy. But Rumsfeld’s not going anywhere; Rice is in at State. My (admittedly fleeting) hope has been taken out back and shot. Bush clearly believes that these people have served him and the country well.
My question: If the White House thinks the CIA is infested with liberals, what on _earth_ do they make of State? Is Rice going to start instituting Gossian purges there too?
The personal upside: I’m more and more glad each passing day that I didn’t take “that job”:http://www.polytropos.org/archives/000556.html.