November 15, 2004

Powell leaving State

Word out this morning that Colin Powell will be leaving his post as Secretary of State.

Several people have been named as a replacement, including Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage and National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice. FOX News contributor and former ambassador Mark Ginsberg said Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz may also want the job, but could face trouble getting confirmed because of the troubles in Iraq that he takes the blame for. Sen. Richard Lugar, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, is also a darkhorse for the job.

Three other cabinet level resignation announcements are expected today: Rod Paige from Education, Anne Veneman from Agriculture and Spence Abraham from the Energy Department.

Powell is expected to stick around until a replacement is found.

Posted by mhking at November 15, 2004 10:37 AM
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