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Walkerville, VA
Monday, July 8, 2024
Carolyn Purcell, Editor

Same old minority and females in Bush administration

With the replacement of Secretary of State Powell with Rice, Bush criticized for “yet another” black Secretary of State.

Political columnists are disappointed with President George Bush’s apparent choice to nominate, in the words of Dan Froomkin of the Washington Post, “yet another black” as Secretary of State, “and this one yet another female”. With the announcement of Colin Powell’s retirement, insiders say that current National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice will be his replacement.

This leaves commentators worried that there are too many minorities among President Bush’s inner sanctum.

According to commentator Roy Eccleston of the Australian, the appointment of Condoleezza Rice “would continue a pattern of appointing minorities and women to head major departments following his promotion of legal adviser Alberto Gonzales to Attorney-General.”

According to Terry Moran on ABC News, “even some Republicans were hoping for some more white males" after these high-profile resignations.

Senator Robert C. Byrd (D-W.Va) said, “when we voted for civil rights for minorities, we didn’t expect to have to talk to them in places of power.”

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