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WASHINGTON — President Bush took steps on Thursday to deal with the aftermath of Election Day, issuing an executive order intended to govern a smooth transition to the next administration.
The order creates a council to coordinate the handoff of the presidency to either John McCain or Barack Obama. The panel will include officials from the White House’s major agencies and offices, including those overseeing national security, domestic security, law enforcement and the budget. Its first meeting is scheduled for Wednesday.
The White House said the council’s work would help speed the nomination — and thus background checks and confirmation — of hundreds of officials joining the next administration.
“It has probably never been more critical that a transition from an administration, from one to the next, is as seamless as possible,” said the White House’s press secretary, Dana M. Perino. The committee will be headed by Mr. Bush’s chief of staff, Joshua B. Bolten, who has already informally held discussions with representatives of both campaigns, administration officials said.
Powell sided with more moderate Senate Republicans in supporting more rights for detainees and opposing President Bush's terrorism bill.
A moderate Republican, Powell is well known for his willingness to support liberal or centrist causes
Originally posted by SEEWHATUDO
reply to post by FlyersFan
Wait, are you saying Powell is endorsing him because he is black?
That is messed up on so many levels.
Colin Powell is a genius in my book, I seriously doubt that he is going to make a decision like that based on skin color.
So I guess the rest of the nation will vote McCain if they are white and Obama if black?
Who should the other races living in this country vote for? They are out of options huh?
Originally posted by vanosman
Powell was in distress under Pres. "W." go see the film.
"Secretary Powell says his endorsement is not about race," Limbaugh wrote in an e-mail. "OK, fine. I am now researching his past endorsements to see if I can find all the inexperienced, very liberal, white candidates he has endorsed. I'll let you know what I come up with."