George Bush seems to be cleaning the decks towards the end of his presidency in the (I hope) vain hope that he can leave a clean slate on which the next Republican presidential candidate can begin writing. First Rove leaves, now Gonzales. Who’s next? Of course, the figures most likely to truly wipe the slate clean would be Cheney and Bush himself. As long as they’re in power no amount of cleaning house will distract voters from the awful record of this Administration. That and the never-ending war in Iraq will work wonders to focus the minds of voters when they enter the voting booth in November, 2008.