Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld is stepping down, sources tell CNN.
Good. More as it develops.
Boy, that was fast! I no sooner clicked back to what I was doing after posting the above than:
CNN is reporting that President George Bush will announce the resignation of Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld at a news conference set for 1 PM EST.
A senior administration official confirmed the news to CNN White House correspondent Suzanne Malveaux, and said that Rumsfeld had already written out his resignation.
It's a start.
Update deux. Thanks, Nina.:
Officials said Robert Gates, former head of the CIA under the first President Bush, would replace Rumsfeld. NBC News' Tim Russert confirmed Rumsfeld's resignation and the replacement pick.
I was holdin' out for Fixer. Oh, well. Thank God it ain't Lieberman, the neocons' wet dream.