White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card has decided to return to the reality-based community.
He's being replaced as White House chief of staff by budget czar Josh Bolten, so we're talking more of the same (as in loyalty) and not change (as in fresh thinking to get through the next three years). And remember, boys and girls, Bolten is the architect of a fiscal policy that will leave our children and grandchildren deep in hock for many moons to come.
Card's major responsibility in his five years in the White House was to keep his boss out of the loop, although his most special-est moment (see photo) was on September 11, 2001, when he whispered in the ear of the bemused president that a plane had just flown into the World Trade Center. Bush, of course, famously resumed reading to a Florida kindergarten class until he finally was jerked into reality.