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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 12:43 PM
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Gail Norton stepping down as interior secretary
Edited on Fri Mar-10-06 12:45 PM by kpete
CNN-9:40 am pst - Gail Norton Resigning Later today

Norton stepping down as interior secretary
Rocky Mountain News
March 10, 2006

Interior Secretary Gale Norton, the former Colorado attorney general and one of President Bush's original cabinet members, is expected to announce her retirement today, ending a five-year run that included frequent clashes with environmentalists and Native American tribes.

Norton, the first woman ever to serve in the job, was expected to make the announcement this afternoon, according to a source who requested anonymity.

From the start, Norton was considered one of Bush's most loyal foot-soldiers, using the position overseeing vast tracts of federal land and tribal areas to streamline and increase energy exploration.

For that, she faced fierce opposition from environmentalists, and in the early days of the Bush Administration it looked as if she would be one of the most divisive figures in the cabinet.

http://www.rockymountainnews.com/drmn/government/articl...
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WI_DEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 12:43 PM
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1. Wants to abandon the sinking ship?
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napi21 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 12:47 PM
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2. JACK ABRAMOFF strikes another one! n/t
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liveoaktx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 12:48 PM
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3. Remember how, in the hearings, McCain set the terms that Norton
was NOT going to be investigated? I thought that was odd at the time, because they had that florid-looking man who worked for her on the spot, and she MET with all of them, but she wasn't included.
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 12:50 PM
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4. Maybe the Shame has caught up with her.
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wordpix2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 12:54 PM
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5. some shit's about to hit the fan, could be Jackoff, oil drilling or both
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