“We’re still as close as we’ve ever been. We’ve been through a lot. You know, when we look back at the presidency and my time in politics, no question that Karl had a lot to do with me getting here, and I value his friendship. We’re very close.”

— your fearless (or is that fearful) leader, on his current relationship with Karl Rove.

Of course you knew they would kiss and make up. You don’t have to read between the lines — Rove knows all the skeletons in President’s closet — and you know the weasel didn’t have to remind the Chimp of that.

On the other hand, Rummy might want to polish up the resume, given this other quote from Bush’s interview with Brit Hume on Faux News.

As for his own relationships, Bush said he has no intention of removing Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld from his post, and Rumsfeld could stay until the end of the president’s current term.

He’s done a heck of a job. He’s conducted two wars and at the same time has helped transform our military from a military that was constructed for, you know, the post-Cold War to one that is going to be constructed to fight terrorism,” the president said during a one-on-one with Hume in the Treaty Room of the White House.

Pam Spaulding

Pam Spaulding