Who Comes, Who Goes, Who Stays in a New Bush Council

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    President Bush's re-election produced a scramble that administration officials said Wednesday could reshape the cabinet, with Attorney General John Ashcroft and the secretary of Homeland Security, Tom Ridge, considered the most likely to relinquish their posts.

    Secretary of State Colin L. Powell has long been described by many people working with him as likely to leave office after tiring of the battles he has waged with administration hardliners. Associates of Mr. Powell said Wednesday, however, that they could not be sure that he would do so after all, especially if he feels that he can make progress on securing Iraq and holding elections there after the first of the year.

    A top aide to the secretary said that Mr. Powell had not given any indication that he was ready to resign before discussing his future with President Bush

    Source: The New York Times
     
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    Powell set to go in Bush reshuffle

    US President George W Bush's re-election could herald a new look for his administration, with expectations that he will reshuffle his cabinet while maintaining enough continuity to tackle his priorities: Iraq and the war on terror.

    The biggest change could be in his diplomatic team, with Secretary of State Colin Powell, 67, widely tipped to leave his post.

    Powell was known to have strong differences with Bush on key areas of foreign policy and was often seen as being cut out of some major decision making, having come off worse in a battle with the Pentagon for influence with the president's inner circle.

    A possible successor to Powell is John Danforth, the US ambassador to the United Nations, whose name has frequently been linked with the job, even though he was appointed to his current post just a few months ago.

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    At the Justice Department, John Ashcroft, 62, appointed to please the Republican Party's right wing, is widely expected to depart.

    His replacement could be Tom Ridge, 59, the Homeland Security Secretary, or Rudolph Giuliani, 60, the New York City mayor at the time of the September 11, 2001 attacks.

    Giuliani could also replace Ridge if he moves to the Justice Department or returns to private life. Other possible scenarios include Bush replacing Ashcroft with Marc Racicot, 56, who directed his victorious re-election campaign, or Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, 57.

    Source: The Sydney Morning Herald
     
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    I don't like the sound of Attorny General Rudolph Giuliani. :(
     
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    Whatever job Marc Racicot gets, he'll do great.

    I was in Montana while he was Governor and have nothing but respect for him.
     
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    Racicot was the one who organized the meeting at the Whitehouse with the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the largest homosexual pressure group.

    Asked why religious conservative leaders regularly inveigh against gays and lesbians, Racicot told HRC, "They probably don't know gay people. People fear to educate them. [They have] their own fear and lots of misinformation and disinformation, which some do for political expediency."

    Log Cabin Republicans praised the selection of Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Gov. Marc Racicot as chairman of the Bush-Cheney re-election committee.

    To be fair to Racicot, he did say, "I meet with everybody," and he explained that he was trying to execute "the directive that the president gave me...to carry our message, our principles, to everybody and anybody."
     
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    Face it, the replacements will not reflect the values of the conservative Christian community. The Evangelicals are simply used for their votes, then discarded for four years.
     
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    That's funny since I met the Racicots at a religious gathering.
     
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    Was that gathering "inclusive?"
     
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    Who was the preacher...Al Sharpton?
     
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    I happened to be one of the speakers. Don't remember any other radicals on the platform! :D
     
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    "the directive that the president gave me...to carry our message, our principles, to everybody and anybody."

    That is classic Karl Rove strategy. Treat all voting groups as equals. Reach out to the homosexual community on Monday, and the Evangelicals on Tuesday. They call it politics, I call it compromise!
     
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    Sure is. And, the ones who get the action are the ones who will not vote for them unless they get it. That leaves out Evangelical Christians, who are simply taken advantage of for contributions and votes.
     

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