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NEWS: Bush Taps EPA Chief As Health Secretary

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posted on Dec, 13 2004 @ 09:47 AM
EPA chief Michael Leavitt has been chosen as the Bush administration's next Health & Human Services secretary. Leavitt - a former governor of Utah - will replace Tommy Thompson, who recently resigned. The nomination is expected to be made official later today; news regarding the Homeland Security chief nomination is expected soon.
WASHINGTON Dec 13, 2004 President Bush has chosen Environmental Protection Agency head Michael Leavitt to be secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, government officials told The Associated Press on Monday.

Leavitt, Utah's governor before joining the Bush administration in late 2003, would succeed Tommy Thompson, who recently resigned.

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.

I'd be interested in hearing opinions about Mr. Leavitt...nothing controversial came up in any searches, and he's only been mentioned on this forum in passing, relating to his former EPA role. It would also be interesting to hear any an views on how the Bush cabinet is shaping up overall; can we expect the next 4 years to be better, worse, or just "more of the same"?

Please note that the supporting link is Mr. Leavitt's bio from the EPA site.

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[edit on 13-12-2004 by Banshee]


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