Well, there you have it. We've officially entered the "seasoned Republican veteran" phase of the president's downward spiral. At CNN, Dana Bash is reporting
that, "a move is afoot among some friends and confidantes of President Bush to persuade him to bring in at least one seasoned Republican veteran to help his struggling staff."
Happens to all of them really. Happened to Clinton very early, and was probably good to get out of the way. It was why Sen. Howard Baker was brought in as Chief of Staff after Iran-Contra. And there are many other examples.
More than anything though this is what happens when the resident establishment in DC rises up to geld a weakened president.
Couldn't happen to a nicer guy of course.