Thursday, November 09, 2006

The White House Explains Bush's Prevarication About Rumsfeld's Future

Sure, I believe you, dad. But do you think mom will buy it?

The impending resignation was so closely held that the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Senator John W. Warner of Virginia, did not learn of it until Mr. Rumsfeld called him 45 minutes before it was announced. The White House was also wary about how the news might affect the election.

"It’s like when you get asked about the dollar," one senior White House official said in describing why Mr. Bush gave no hint of the resignation when asked directly about it last week. "If you don’t give the same answer every time, the markets move."


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