November 16, 2004


Tom Ridge is apparently gone today. Rudy Guiliani or Larry Thompson seem good replacements.

Posted by Orrin Judd at November 16, 2004 11:16 AM

Pretty soon it will be easier to just list who is staying. I think Ridge was expected in that there were rumblings he wanted out.

Posted by: AWW at November 16, 2004 1:44 PM

Why hasn't Underperformin' Norman Mineta gotten the axe yet?

(Whoops, just before hitting the post button, I did a quick Google News check. The Sacramento Bee is expecting him to be gone, FWIW.)

Posted by: Ed Driscoll at November 16, 2004 2:00 PM

Have we gotten to the point yet where the conspiracy-laden leftist bloggers start pointing out "record numbers of defections" from the Cabinet? Has the MSM started to question "faith in Bush at the highest levels" yet due to these departures?

I don't think there's anything here past the normal level of turnovers you'd get from a war time administration, but I'm waiting to see the theories...

Posted by: Augie De Blieck Jr. at November 16, 2004 3:23 PM

John Reed former CEO of Citibank, later bailed out, NYSE, nominally a democrat, master operations, specialist, not afraid to step on toes. A real mensch.

Posted by: Robert Schwartz at November 16, 2004 4:03 PM

Bush's first cabinet had to be safe people who would be confirmed. Let's see who Bush appoints this time round.

Posted by: erp at November 16, 2004 5:45 PM

Plase, let Mineta be gone!

Posted by: genecis at November 16, 2004 8:21 PM