I don't think I've ever seen him looking anything but serenely dismissive before, like the most frustrating father in the world. A smirk. A downward glance full of indulgence at the sheer idiocy of the children asking him questions. "Well I don't know" and variations thereof to every question, usually culminating in him asking and answering his own questions, as though to fully illustrate the Bush administration's ear to the public will.
Now he's starting to sound like Willy Loman. This was just after Bush's news conference. Either everything is in panic and meltdown at the White House, period(and that's a given either way; entropy has taken hold and they really don't seem to know what to do), and Rumsfeld is simply exhibiting the general tension, or, specifically, Rumsfeld just received some news as to his job that inspired this Nixonian and slightly senile-sounding rant. Put it this way: it's as though Cheney himself hinted to Rumsfeld his days were numbered, about five seconds before he came out.
Speaking of Nixon, let's ask his advice on corrupt administrations and congresses.
"Eternity with Beelzebub, and all his hellish instruments of death, will be a picnic compared to five minutes with me and this pencil." - E. Blackadder, 1791 Questionable
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