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Don't Miss: Don't Like Us? You're Hired.

Why would the White House hire someone to be press secretary who recently said that its communications operation was the worst ever? Either it's simply masochistic or it's keen on self-improvement. Perhaps with the president's approval ratings at mid to low 30 percent, it's just an example of the saying, "a drowning man will grasp even at a razor." For answers to these questions, listen to David Greene's insightful piece tonight about the latest installment of the ongoing soap opera known as "The White House Shakeup."

And while you're at it, don't miss Robert Siegel's wonderful interview with Christopher Meyer, Britain's ambassador to the U.S. at the time of Sept. 11. He's written about his stint in a new memoir called DC Confidential.