So Andrew Card is gone.
That’s not going to make any difference.
All those Washington poobahs who were urging Bush to make a change in his White House staff are missing the point.
The problem with Bush isn’t his chief of staff.
The problem with Bush is Bush.
He’s inattentive. He’s boastfully anti-intellectual. He’s hopelessly ideological. He’s messianic. And he’s bull-headed.
That’s not a good combination.
And on top of that, he’s let Cheney seize so much power that he’s turned himself into a virtual figurehead.
If you think Josh Bolten will be able to control Cheney (or Rumsfeld or Karl Rove, for that matter), you’re kidding yourself.
Nothing’s going to get better in the White House so long as Cheney is at the controls, and so long as Bush carries water for corporations and the far right, and so long as he continues to believe that he’s carrying out God’s will in Iraq or Iran, or wherever he wants to attack next.
Bush has merely replaced one sycophant with another.
And the country will remain sick as a result.