Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Bush Chief of Staff Resigns

In a major shake up in the West Wing, White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card resigned his post as President Bush’s top aide, handing over the position to Office of Management and Budget Director Joshua Bolten.

Card’s resignation comes as Bush’s approval rating is at an all time low, Americans are concerned about the U.S. mission in Iraq, the Administration continues to come under fire for its handling of Hurricane Katrina, seniors are increasingly frustrated with the Republican-passed Prescription Drug benefit, and Bush suffered serious embarrassment over a deal to contract out U.S. seaports to an Arab-owned company. Over the past few weeks, top Republican advisors have encouraged Bush to make a number of staff changes to salvage what is left of his Presidency coming into the mid-term elections.