In the wake of the recent scandal, the chief of staff to President Bush's Council on Environmental Quality Phillip A. Cooney has turned in his white-out and red pen. It was revealed two days ago that Mr. Cooney was responsible foralteringg government climate reports in order to diminish research on the correlation between greenhouse gas emissions and global warming. White House deputy press secretary Dana Perino remarked that his resignation had nothing to do with the recent controversy; "He had accumulated many weeks of leave and had decided to resign and take the summer off to spend the time with his family."
I realize that the Republicans think Americans are idiots. After all, they have managed to convince voters for the last 5 years that they're "fiscal conservatives" who are against big government while running a bigger and bigger budgdeficiteit every year. Enough is enough though. Give Americans some credit. Why would they even try to claim that Mr. Cooney's resignation wasn't a direct effect of the scandal? The story was on the front page of the NY Times and widely reported on news networks. When you combine this with their decision to acknowledge Koran abuses and Bush's recent hinting that Gitmo might be closed, either the Bush Administration is getting lazier or they just don't care anymore now that he's reelected. Come on guys, at least come up with a liberal media bias or Democratic conspiracy against people of faith slant.