Wednesday, December 08, 2004

George's multicoloured parlour trick

George's multicoloured parlour trick
Linda Colley
Wednesday December 8, 2004
The Guardian
In Washington and the White House, the game of musical chairs is still going strong: but it is more than a game. Since the election on November 2, eight of the 15 members of Bush's first-term cabinet have resigned. This is already a higher rate of turnover than occurred at this transition stage under the last two presidents who won a second term, Reagan and Clinton, and more departures are predicted. Yet the number of outgoing cabinet members is less significant than the kind of individuals who have been chosen to replace them....