A telling quote: "President Bush issued a strong endorsement of embattled Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld on Monday, telling him after a meeting at the Pentagon, 'You are doing a superb job.' "
Remember Bush's original "idiot" defense? That he'd surround himself with brilliant and capable advisors so it really didn't matter that he wasn't the best and brightest mind? (Of course that went by the wayside once they were in the White House.)
I think we now have proof positive why surrounding yourself with good aides is simply not sufficient. Because good is only in the eye of the beholder.