TIME: Rove, Rumsfeld, and Snow Are About to Leave the Bush Administration

November 6th, 2005 8:33 PM

Although the focus of the article is deputy chief of staff Karl Rove, TIME.com is reporting (hat tip to Drudge Report) that Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and Treasury Secretary John Snow will also be part of an imminent White House reorganization:

“Karl Rove's colleagues don't know exactly when it will happen, but they are already laying out the reasons they will give for the departure of the man President George W. Bush dubbed the architect. A Roveless Bush seemed unthinkable just a few months ago. But that has changed as the President's senior adviser and deputy chief of staff remains embroiled in the CIA leak scandal.”

“Several well-wired Administration officials predict that within a year, the President will have a new chief of staff and press secretary, probably a new Treasury Secretary and maybe a new Defense Secretary.”

Yet, much like a Newsweek article last week by Howard Fineman and Richard Wolffe reported by NewsBusters, not one source for this story was named. Instead, it’s a “former White House official,” “well-wired Administration officials,” a “frustrated Conservative,” and “one senior Administration official.”