The American people have spoken, for better or worse at this writing the House is firmly in the Democratic majority and the Senate is hanging on the outcome of a super close race in Virginia. Additionally Donald Rumsfield is resigning from his position as SECDEF. Robert Gates, is going to be nominated as his replacement. A thumbnail of Mr Gates, a former CIA director Gates, 63, has served as the president of Texas A&M University since August 2002, and as the university's interim dean of the George Bush School of Government and Public Service from 1999 to 2001. He served as deputy national security adviser from 1989 to 1991 and then as CIA director during the first Iraq war, from 1991 until 1993. Gates joined the CIA in 1966 and is the only agency employee to rise from an entry-level job to the 7th floor director's office. He served in the intelligence community for more than a quarter century, under six presidents. I am curious to see what direction that Mr Gates will take our services in the "Long War" and also the reconfiguration of the services that Mr Rumsfield started.Remains to be seen.Well, For the loss of the House and the potential loss of the Senate, the GOP did this to themselves in my opinion. Having Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif become the speaker of the house is ultimately due to the arrogance and open defiance of John Q Publics opinion by the Republican party. From my little spot on the world, It felt as if the Republican party has grown corrupt with special interests and falling short on moral values. Not that I find the opinion of the Democratic party all that palatable either. But, I was appalled with the lack of action on several members of congress as of late who were blatantly breaking the laws of the land and yet they were in one way or the other going unpunished because the leadership of the party was more worried about trying to "Spin" the problem away than taking a stand and doing the right thing. Yes, the MSM has been doing its best to scare the crap our of us with the prevailing left opinion. But to that end, The powers that be for that party should always keep in mind, actions always speak louder than any amount of rhetoric. If they had taken the responibility they that they are charged with and did the job they are being paid for then I think that the results at the polls and elections would have been a bit different.
I am sure that the Next Congress will Provide some interesting, interesting items to blog about.