It appears Norman Mineta will remain Secretary of Transportation. Bummer.
It’s such a typical Bush deal, the kind that drives his base nuts: he won’t spend political capital on inessential issues unless he has no other choice (for another example, see: “assault weapons ban” repeal). The downside is, the base is annoyed. But what are they going to do? The upside: W avoids momentum-draining political fights on highly symbolic secondary issues.
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