Friday, December 17, 2004
BAYH CALLS FOR RUMSFELD'S OUSTER. Indiana Senator Evan Bayh yesterday not only called Rumsfeld's handling of the war in Iraq into question, he called for the Defense Secretary to step down. Now, if Evan Bayh--the world's worst worry wart about not going out on a limb and the conservative Democrat who did hardly more than hold his breath for eight years as governor--calls for your ouster, you're very far gone.
TOO LITTLE, TOO LATE. Not that Bush cares what Bayh says. Not that anything Rumsfeld has said or done (or not done) recently deserves this call now more than over the past four years. Bayh is right to make this call; it's a slam dunk. But it doesn't win him points for visionary or on-the-point leadership if he plans to run for President.