Two years ago, after his letter of resignation was finally accepted by President Bush, former Defense Secretary Don Rumsfeld opened an office near the Pentagon so that he could shuffle papers, write his memoirs, and presumably keep his monkey’s paw in the mix. According to the Washington Times via Think Progress on 25 January 2007:
On Jan. 4, Mr. Rumsfeld opened a government-provided transition office in Arlington and has seven Pentagon-paid staffers working for him, a Pentagon official said.
The Pentagon lists Mr. Rumsfeld as a nonpaid consultant, a status he needs in order to review secret and top-secret documents, the official said.
I wonder if he’ll still be there come January 21st? “Consulting.”