(WASHINGTON) Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld will be replaced later this summer by Commerce Secretary Don Evans, in a move White House officials are describing as a "routine rotation" of cabinet personnel.
"Mr. Rumsfeld has served his country well," said White House Chief of Staff Andy Card. "This has absolutely nothing to do with his role in that twisted pile of burning wreckage now known as Operation Iraqi Freedom."
After a brief vacation, Mr. Rumsfeld will assume Evans' job as Secretary of Commerce. In his new role, Rumsfeld will spend the majority of his time drinking with campaign contributors in hotel bars and golfing at the expense of lobbyists.