Rumsfeld has resigned and Bush has nominated Robert Gates to replace him. Gates was the head of the CIA in daddy’s administration. The best thing about this nomination is that he’s not Lieberman. I had feared that Bush might nominate Lieberman to the Defense Department. If Lieberman left the Senate for a cabinet position, the Republican governor of Connecticut would get to name his replacement, returning a seat to the Republicans. This would have given Lieberman the chance to support the war to his heart’s content and screw over the rest of the Democratic Party. But, since Bush nominated someone else, that bit of treachery won’t happen.