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Bill Hemmer's Fox News Live - Rumsfeld Is Staying

Reported by Donna - April 18, 2006

If one thing was made clear on Bill Hemmer's Fox News Live Show (12 to 1 p.m. time slot) it is that Rumsfeld is staying. While Fox did say that the new White House Chief of Stafff was hinting at making some changes to the White House Staff ,(Comment: Maybe some office workers?) it was made clear that Donald Rumsfeld was staying on as Secretary of Defense.

In one segment former Representative Vin Webber (R-MN) said while the retired Generals were saying one thing, the rest of the military supports Rumsfeld and what we're doing in Iraq.

Around 12:35 Hemmer went to Bret Baier at the Pentagon who had a video clip of the president saying that he read the newspapers (Comment: Or rather, he said he read the front pages) and heard the talk but that Donald Rumsfeld is the best. They then played an audio clip of Rumsfeld saying on Rush Limbaugh's show that there are always two sides to these things and that this too, would pass.

A couple of minutes before Fox News LIve ended, Hemmer said that McClellan said there were not going to be any more changes and Hemmer made sure to tell us that Rumsfeld would be holding a press conference at 1 p.m.

Comments: They brought out the big guns - President Bush and Rush Limbaugh (just kidding). But not really, these are the big guns at least as far as they think. Why this insistence on keeping Rumsfeld? This reminds me of the insistence to declare that the Iraq war was a noble cause, that Harriet Miers was the right choice for Supreme Court Justice, and that Brownie was doing a 'heckuva job.'

As one of the Democratic strategists, Representative Ron Klink, said, is that the president knows about a half a dozen people and he just keeps moving them around. I couldn't help but agree.

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