"Brownie, you're doing a heck of a job."-George Bush, 9/2/05, to then-FEMA director Michael Brown, who was sacked 10 days later.
"I'm pleased with the progress we're making. . . . I do" -George Bush, 11/1/06, replying in the affirmative when asked if he wanted Donald Rumsfeld to stay until the end of the president's term. Rumsfeld was then relieved of his duties on 11/6/06.
"I do have confidence in Attorney General Al Gonzales," -George Bush, 3/14/07, when asked about his view of the AG's role in the removal of eight US attorneys to Congress.
Gonzales better be polishing up his resume. I see a fat private sector job with a neocon think tank in his future...