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In today’s Kansas City Star their resident political stenographer finally notices [tiny URL] that something is afoot with this e-mail thingy plaguing the “baby” Blunt Administration:

…There’s only one option left for Gov. Matt Blunt….

That’s a major staff shake-up that includes the ouster of his pedal-always-to-the-metal chief of staff, Ed Martin.

Only a move that dramatic, that far-reaching, will help Blunt shake off the aftertaste of a miserable month that has left his administration facing a probable lawsuit from a fired staff lawyer and a special investigator nipping at its heels.

This flare-up, of course, could hardly come at a more inopportune time….

Nah, dumping Ed Martin won’t help at all. It’s not just one person, it’s a pervasive attitude within the administration – driven by either gross incompetence or Machiavellian arrogance at the top. Come to think of it, the combination of the two sound like business as usual from dubya’s administration.

The stenographer’s political advice is the equivalent of rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic.

“…This flare-up, of course, could hardly come at a more inopportune time…” You think?

There is one chuckle worthy line (well, we must give credit where credit is due) – the stenographer calls the recent media domino game:

…The Shove From the Guv…