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Did Vote Prompt Surprise Rumsfeld Resignation?

Slate political editor John Dickerson talks about the fallout from the Democratic sweep of the midterm elections and the surprise announcement from President Bush that Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld will resign.

Just last week, the president vowed Rumsfeld will stay at his job, but the Republican defeat at the polls was likely prompted a swift reversal.

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