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Andy Card steps down

Dear Leader’s chief of staff couldn’t take it anymore.

White House chief of staff Andy Card has resigned and will be replaced by budget director Josh Bolten, an administration official said Tuesday.

President Bush was expected to announce the shake up during a meeting with reporters with reporters Tuesday morning in the Oval Office of the White House.

The move comes amid a sharp decline in Bush’s approval ratings and calls from Republicans for the president to bring in new aides with fresh ideas and new energy.

Card will be immortalized in pictures like the one above as the man who, on 9/11, whispered in the President’s ear that a second plane had hit the World Trade Center. Card then had the pleasure of watching the leader of the free world sit there looking like a deer in the headlights, reaching over in his stupor to pick up and read The Pet Goat.

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