Maybe it had nothing to do with the election results and everything to do with the fact that Rumsfeld blind sided the President with his resignation? Particularly possible after the President very recently voiced support for his Secretary of Defense in such an unequivocal manner.
Please tell me you're kidding. The president told Gates on Sunday that he would be taking over... win or lose. The only ones who've been blindsided are Rummy and Cheney. I actually respect what Bush did today. He blew off Rove, he blew off Cheney and asserted himself. He called in the guys who knew it was a mistake to go into Baghdad in Gulf I to try to get some coherant policy in Iraq that will allow us to find some sense of dignity and international respect again.
Good on him. He did the right thing.