HomePoliticsMore Turnover More Turnover Kevin November 15, 2004 Politics 11 Comments Hardly a suprise… is the President’s choice to replace Colin Powell as Secretary of State. The Cause Of Autism Wasted Related Posts Everything Old Is New Again Life in Florida XV General Motors And AIG About The Author Kevin Kevin founded Wizbang in 2003. He still contributes occasionally and handles all the technical and design work for the site. 11 Comments Adam Wood November 15, 2004 I believe Mrs. Powell is still forbidding him from running for president. patrick November 15, 2004 Why are these people moving on? Is it to go work in the lucrative oil industry fueled by our new partner in Iraq? Is it to displace themselves from a foreign policy that is not doing well? The secretary of education wanting to avoid all the pending lawsuits against the government for failing to fund NO Child Left Behind, therefore disenfrachising poor schools from the benefits of NCLB? Are they leaving because they fear the ramifications of Bush’s policy with Mexico and his “guest worker” program? I wonder!! Patrick Chester November 15, 2004 Why are you pretending to ask questions when you appear to already have made up your mind? Henry November 15, 2004 I think Powell (at least) feels that he has failed because the “stockpiles of WMD’s” that he mentioned have never been found. To be sure there HAVE been WMD’s, but no stockpiles, and that was the main case that Colin Powell presented to the UN. There is this thing that we’re discussing in my engineering ethics class. It has to do with giving “false positives”. That a giving a “falsepositive” harms a scientist’s reputation a lot more than failing to give a true positive. Beth November 15, 2004 I was hoping to see Norm Mineta leaving! Oh and…shove it, patrick (not Patrick Chester). Master of None November 15, 2004 Clinton replaced nearly all of his cabinet for the second term. If you’re trying to look at this issue as a sign of impending doom, you’re not going to have much luck. Clinton’s 2nd cabinet Madeline Albright Sec of State (replaces Warren Christopher) William Cohen Sec of Defense (replaces William Perry) Sandy (in my pants) Berger NSA (replaces Anthony Lake) William Daley Commerce Sec. Commenting on the new Clinton cabinet in a syndicated column published December 18, David Broder stated, “There is almost no left left in his administration.” Kevin Murphy November 15, 2004 Beth (and Kevin)– I think it is high time the blogsphere restarted the “Dump Mineta” movement. I have some links to old posts by Glenn and Peggy Noonan on the subject here. fox news fan November 15, 2004 If he ran, I think he would win in a landslide because he’s got some support from the left. McGehee November 15, 2004 I would’ve hoped Underperfomin’ Norman’s resignation would’ve been one of those Bush requested. I wonder if it was, but Mineta’s waiting to see if Dubya will actually fire him? Jim November 16, 2004 Powell is an honorable man, but he allowed the State Department to run itself. I’d like to see Condi Rice become Secretary of State and Gen. Tommy Franks become the National Security Advisor. Franks could help Porter Goss continue cleaning house at CIA. Get rid of the Liberal, campus-eggheads who work there. For a supposedly secret agency, CIA has more leaks than a machinegunned bathtub. Jim November 16, 2004 Powell is an honorable man, but he allowed the State Department to run itself. I’d like to see Condi Rice become Secretary of State and Gen. Tommy Franks become the National Security Advisor. Franks could help Porter Goss continue cleaning house at CIA. Get rid of the Liberal, campus-eggheads who work there. For a supposedly secret agency, CIA has more leaks than a machinegunned bathtub.