So Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld has resigned. Thomas Barnett, Igtanius Chirol, Jason Heppler, Peter Howard, Mark Levin, Michelle Malkin, Sean Meade, and others are commenting. But they are ignoring the real reason that Robert Gates is becoming the new Defense Chief
Because Gates realizes that on Saturday, November 11th, the University of Nebraska – Lincoln’s Huskers are going to destroy Texas A&M.
Bob Gates is the woebegone President of that University — a school destined to suffer defeat at the hands of our incoming Big 12 North champion team. It’s clear what’s going on: Bob wants to put as much distance between himself and his school’s “football team” (more like soccer-playing collection-of-slackers). The Huskers are coming on. The President of A&M is gone.
Behind the scenes, I imagine Bob Gates’ desperation as his date of destiny with Big Red approached. He probably desperately called everyone he knew, looking, begging, for a job as soon as possible. Once the election was over, President Bush finally had a chance to check his voice mail and hear the wailings of a man who cannot possibly overcome Nebraska’s west coast offense.
So Bush decided to give him a job. Rumsfeld, a man of great kindness, sacrificed his own job to save Gates’ face.
I wonder if he will be taking the entire A&M squad with him as Deputy Secretaries of Defense… or will his polic of “cut & run” leave this students to their fate?
GO BIG RED.
Update: Huskers 28, Texas A&M 27.