. . . Thursday November 4, 2004

Getting His Ash Out of There

As the dust clears, we are getting the initial leaks about who might be the first cabinet member to go. It looks like John Ashcroft is likely to leave his post before the end of the year. Reports site exhaustion and health matters. Maybe the administration just moved too far to the right for his tastes …

There is much talk of a well-deserved Rummy exit and everyone, of course, has been predicting Colin Powell’s departure. These predictions go all the way back to the weeks before September 11. If Powell leaves, I hope he starts typing the memoirs on a Blackberry as he’s walking out the door. I eagerly await his story.

But, wouldn’t it be weird if, after all the reports of discord and in-fighting, Colin Powell stayed?


Concentration is important!