Monday | August 04, 2003
Will Powell step down?
Those denials are telling. No one expects any cabinet official to serve more than four years. People like George Shultz (under Reagan) and Janet Reno are rare indeed.
Problem is, Powell is the administration's lone symbol of moderation. Powell's presence in the 2000 elections helped reassure many that Bush would not rule from the Right.
Given Bush's track record, Powell's perception of moderation is more important than ever. Word that he's on the way out will not do Bush any favors.Posted August 04, 2003 08:35 AM