What do all these White House staff shakeups have in common? They're all window dressing. Yes, it's good to knock down as many neocon operatives as we can. It's also good to take pawns in chess, but it seldom wins the game. We can change all the supporting actors, but unless the man responsible for all the administration's missteps goes, the rest is just rearranging the deck chairs (update: and, yes, I called it that before Howard Kurtz did). Taking out the gunsels doesn't mean a thing if the Godfather isn't in your sights.
For real change, Cheney has to go. Though, to be honest, I suppose I'd settle for taking out Bush.
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Update, April 21: I like this criticism of the above so much that I'm classifying it as friendly. I hope they're right!