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Greetings,

A possible nightmare unfolds as Dubya gives serious consideration of Russ 
Harding as head of the EPA.

Murray Dailey


Speculation About Bush Cabinet

Names being bandied about for Cabinet and top administration jobs: 


"ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY DIRECTOR: Pennsylvania Environmental 
Protection Secretary James M. Seif; Illinois Environmental Protection Agency 
chief Tom Skinner, son of former White House chief of staff Samuel Skinner; 
former Illinois EPA chief Mary Gade; David Struhs, director of the Florida 
Department of Environmental Protection; Russ Harding, director of the 
Michigan Department of Environmental Quality."



AGRICULTURE: Rep. Charles Stenholm, D-Texas; Ann Veneman, California 
agriculture director; Susan Combs, Texas agriculture commissioner; Charles 
Kruse, Missouri Farm Bureau president. 

ATTORNEY GENERAL: Montana Gov. Marc Racicot; Oklahoma Gov. Frank Keating; 
defeated Sen. John Ashcroft, R-Mo.; former Sen. John Danforth, R-Mo. 

COMMERCE: Bush campaign chairman Don Evans; Tony Garza, member of the Texas 
Railroad Commission; California venture capitalist Floyd Kvamme; Rep. 
Jennifer Dunn, R-Wash. 

DEFENSE: Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge; Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.; former Sens. 
Dan Coats, R-Ind., and Sam Nunn, D-Ga.; Paul Wolfowitz and Richard Armitage, 
who served under Vice President-elect Dick Cheney when he was defense 
secretary. 

EDUCATION: Sandy Kress, Bush's education adviser and former Dallas Democratic 
Party chairman; Drew University president and former New Jersey Gov. Thomas 
Kean; Houston school superintendent Roderick Paige; Arizona education 
superintendent Lisa Graham Keegan; former Rep. William Gray, D-Pa., and 
president of the United Negro College Fund; Pennsylvania Education Secretary 
Eugene W. Hickock. 

ENERGY: Sen. John Breaux, D-La., after meeting Bush in Austin, Texas, on 
Friday, said he wanted to stay in the Senate; former Sen. Bennett Johnson, 
D-La.; Alaska Gov. Tony Knowles, a Democrat who supports drilling in the 
Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska; defeated Sen. Slade Gorton, 
R-Wash.; Rep. Ralph Hall, D-Texas; Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission 
chairman John M. Quain. 

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY DIRECTOR: Pennsylvania Environmental 
Protection Secretary James M. Seif; Illinois Environmental Protection Agency 
chief Tom Skinner, son of former White House chief of staff Samuel Skinner; 
former Illinois EPA chief Mary Gade; David Struhs, director of the Florida 
Department of Environmental Protection; Russ Harding, director of the 
Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. 

FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION CHAIRMAN: Michael Powell, one of five FCC 
commissioners and the son of Colin Powell; Pat Wood, who heads the Texas 
Public Utility Commission. 

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES: Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson; New Jersey Gov. 
Christie Whitman; Gail R. Wilensky, former administrator of the federal 
Health Care Financing Administration; William Roper, dean of public health at 
the University of North Carolina. 

HOUSING: Stephen Goldsmith, former Indianapolis mayor; Garza; Rep. Henry 
Bonilla, R-Texas. 

INTERIOR: Racicot; Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell, R-Colo.; Gorton. 

LABOR: Rep. Jim Talent, R-Mo., defeated in race for Missouri governor; Dunn; 
former Reagan administration civil rights commissioner Linda Chavez; 
Connecticut Gov. John Rowland; Whitman. 

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION: Former Sen. Harrison Schmitt, 
R-N.M., an Apollo 17 astronaut. 

STATE DEPARTMENT: Retired Gen. Colin Powell, former chairman of the Joint 
Chiefs of Staff during the Gulf War, as secretary of state. 

TRANSPORTATION: Elaine L. Chao, former deputy transportation secretary in 
first Bush administration and wife of Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.; Dunn; 
defeated Sen. Spencer Abraham, R-Mich.; Texas House Speaker Pete Laney; 
Thompson; Kansas Gov. Bill Graves; Tom Warne, executive director of the Utah 
Department of Transportation. 

TREASURY: Walter Shipley, retired chairman of Chase Manhattan; John Hennessy, 
former CEO of Credit Suisse First Boston; Donald Marron, chairman of 
PaineWebber; William McDonough, Federal Reserve Bank president; Kenneth Lay, 
chief executive officer of Enron Corp., an energy company. Long shots: 
Lawrence Lindsey, former Federal Reserve member; Rep. Bill Archer, retiring 
chairman of House Ways and Means Committee; Gerald Parsky, a California 
financier and fund-raiser. 

U.N. REPRESENTATIVE: Former Rep. Lee Hamilton, D-Ind. 

VETERANS AFFAIRS: Former deputy VA secretary Anthony Prinicipi; Florida VA 
Director Robin Higgins. 



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