Just in case …

… you haven’t seen a news update in the last half hour, allow me to oblige:

WASHINGTON (CNN) — President Bush announced Wednesday that Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld is stepping down from his post.

“The timing is right for new leadership at the Pentagon,” Bush said in a White House statement Wednesday afternoon.

Rumsfeld has been heavily criticized for his policies in Iraq, and exit polls taken during Tuesday’s midterm election showed strong voter dissatisfaction — 57 percent — with the Iraq war.