The first victim of the Democrat takeover of the House is Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld.
I don't know if many folks know that this turn as SecDef was actually Mr. Rumsfeld's second go-around in that office. He first served as SecDef under President Gerald Ford.
In addition to his two terms as Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld served in the U.S. Navy as a naval aviator from 1954-1957, transferred to the Naval Reserve and drilled in flying and admin assignments until he became SecDef in 1975, at which time he honorably retired with the Naval rank of Captain.
He had four terms as Representative from the State of Illinois, served as U.S. Ambassador to NATO, Special Presidential Envoy to the Middle East, and is the recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom -- the highest national honor awarded to a civilian.
Before being tapped as President Bush's SecDef, Mr. Rumsfeld had a highly successful career in private business and on Wall Street.
Stand tall, sir. I'd be honoured to buy you a drink anytime, anywhere.