Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice leans to kiss the cheek as she announces the retirement of Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Nicholas Burns, left, Friday, Jan. 18, 2008, at the State Department in Washington. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Uh-ohs, Condi is losing one of the people who does the real work for her! I'm not going to pretend to be very familiar with Mr. Burns, but he worked for Madeleine and Warren, so I think that means he's a commie and good riddance. You know how the neocons complain that George is too influenced by Condi who's too influenced by the evil, career diplomats at the State Department? And that's why we don't go ahead and bomb Iran? OK, I'm pretty sure Burns is the type of guy they're complaining about. So, yay! That's one less person to wag a finger when Cheney wants to nuke Tehran! Um, yay!
And actually, Condi looks happy to see him go. She also looks wasted: