"President Bush said Wednesday he wants Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and Vice President Dick Cheney to remain with him until the end of his presidency, extending a job guarantee to two of the most-vilified members of his administration."...because it's not his administration (duh!). Rumsfeld and Cheney are old cronies from the Nixon administration (you can google their bios), and are two of the architects of this neocon regime which was designed, in part, as vindication for the fall of Nixon and the damage that did to the Republican party. Of course he "wants them to stay"... they're in charge, not him! (I know we call it the "Bush administration", for lack of a better term. That's so people know what we're talking about).
Here's another great, short, article on the subject: After President Meets Reporters, Former Supporter Now Suggests He May Have 'Lost His Mind'