AllPolitics – TIME This Week: Oct. 21, 1996

Tasting victory, members of the Administration are plotting their profession strikes. Right here is the most recent pondering.

President Clinton remains to be reminding his workers about Greg
Norman, the golfer who blew a six-shot result in lose the Masters.
However with the President’s future wanting an increasing number of safe,
his aides are naturally considering their very own. A little bit
sooner than typical, Washington is enjoying the quadrennial board
sport: Who Will get the Plum Jobs Subsequent January?

Bob Dole, for one, is nearly ready to say. In an try and
boost his marketing campaign, he is considering saying which
celebrities he would put in his Administration (with out matching
names to jobs); they embody Colin Powell, former Secretary of
State Jim Baker, Virtuecrat William Bennett and former
commodity-futures regulator Wendy Gramm.

Clinton hasn’t begun to make up his thoughts about who ought to
encompass him subsequent time period and has made clear, in line with
spokesman Mike McCurry, that any pre-November jockeying can be
“the peak of dangerous kind.” However Homo politicus being what he’s,
the Beltway is already buzzing with gossip about probably
departures and arrivals. A sampler of one of the best hypothesis:

Clinton’s Workers

Leaving Leaving Shuffling Staying
Leon Panetta
Chief of Workers
George Stephanopoulos
Senior Adviser
Harold Ickes
Deputy Chief of Workers
Laura D’Andrea Tyson
Nationwide Financial Adviser
Chief of Workers or Dept. of Inside
Most, although not all, senior officers say he is introduced order to Invoice Clinton’s determination making, however the battle has drained him out. This man of Congress and son of a walnut farmer might run for Governor of California. He is been the President’s major tactician for 5 grinding years and needs to shift gears. His home is in the marketplace; he’ll transfer to California and perhaps work for an leisure firm. Needs to switch Panetta. He is aware of each bureaucrat trick however can even play the sincere dealer when required. If he loses out, this labor lawyer and former cowpoke would possibly go to Inside – his dad’s previous job – or stop. Possibly she’ll take Labor if Reich leaves. However her current job is extra central. She needs Rubin’s job however would get it provided that he leaves early.

The Cupboard

Leaving Leaving Leaving Leaving
Henry Cisneros
HUD Secretary
Hazel O’Leary
Secretary of Vitality
Warren Christopher
Secretary of State
William Perry
Secretary of Protection
He needs to remain, nonetheless likes city points. However a particular prosecutor is investigating whether or not he lied to the FBI about funds to his ex-mistress – why ought to Clinton bear that burden? Her costly abroad journeys, use of a consulting agency to watch reporters’ attitudes and her inept administration have made O’Leary a legal responsibility. Telegenically challenged lawyer already tried to stop in 1994.; he is stored a punishing schedule, nevertheless, and needs to get again to California. Properly revered, a pleasant man, however his household is bored with the grind. Some troopers hope for a extra forceful Secretary. Certain to go away, however might wait a number of months.
Leaving Leaving Leaving Leaving
Anthony Lake
Nationwide Safety Adviser
Richard Riley
Secretary of Training
Robert Reich
Secretary of Labor
Federico Pena
Secretary of Transportation
Clinton has hassle firing anyone, owes him a good quantity for locating a manner out of Bosnia, however nonetheless is not near him. Betting is that lastly he’ll be shoved out. He’d like to remain, however Clinton would possibly want somebody higher at drawing consideration to a core precedence. He loves the job however has household in Boston, the place he is been spending extra time these days. Unlucky cheerleading for ValuJet earlier than its issues have been totally revealed crashes his repute.

Shuffling Shuffling Shuffling
Strobe Talbott
Deputy Secretary of State
Samuel “Sandy” Berger
Deputy Nationwide Safety Adviser
Madeleine Albright
U.S. Ambassador to the U.N.
Nationwide Safety Adviser
Nationwide Safety Adviser or U.S. Commerce Consultant
Secretary of State
Lengthy talked about as second-term Nationwide Safety Adviser; three years as Christopher’s deputy provides him the mandatory breadth. Outdated good friend of Clinton’s, good on TV, however nonetheless an detached supervisor. Needs Lake’s job. An previous Clinton pal, he will get alongside simply with the President and has been on TV extra these days. Attainable comfort prize for this former commerce lawyer: U.S. Commerce Consultant Dying to turn out to be the primary feminine Secretary of State. Longtime Washington hand, criticized for being insufficiently conceptual however powerful and personable. Present entrance runner.
Shuffling Shuffling Shuffling
John Deutch
CIA Director
Mickey Kantor
Secretary of Commerce
Bruce Babbitt
Secretary of the Inside
Secretary of Protection Legal professional Basic or Chief of Workers Supreme Courtroom
He is wished the highest Pentagon job for years, however embarrassed Clinton final month when he declared Saddam Hussein politically stronger after invading Kurdish area in northern Iraq. The previous U.S. Commerce Consultant was given Commerce after Ron Brown was killed; he needs to be Legal professional Basic or perhaps Chief of Workers. Bete noire of ranchers, loggers and miners; shot himself within the foot another time with speak of taxing tenting gear. However needs to hold round lengthy sufficient to get on the Supreme Courtroom.

Staying Staying Staying
Janet Reno
Legal professional Basic
Donna Shalala
Secretary of HHS
Robert Rubin
Treasury Secretary
Regardless of having Parkinson’s illness, she want to keep. Performs properly at Rotary Golf equipment, so unlikely she’ll be fired. People at Justice would love a extra thrilling chief on the helm-maybe Mickey Kantor Wooed by the Carnegie Basis and several other Western universities however thinks she’s in the absolute best job and needs to make use of it to “repair” the shortcomings within the new welfare legislation. Clinton loves him; he loves the job and will spend extra time this time period on the urban-poverty points which might be near his funding banker’s coronary heart.

Incoming Incoming Incoming Incoming
Invoice Daley Invoice Richardson
NM Congressman
Richard Holbrooke George Mitchell
Secretary of Transportation Secretary of Vitality U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. or Secretary of State Secretary of State
The youthful (and a few say smarter) brother of the Chicago mayor, Daley helped Clinton with NAFTA in 1993 and has a repute for making the trains run on time. He is impressed insiders along with his dealing with of semiformal negotiations with dictators in Burma and North Korea. Former Assistant Secretary of State and Bosnia negotiator. Self-promoting model might make Clinton cautious. Comfort prize: ambassador to the U.N. He would not have to go away his new spouse in New York Metropolis. Former Senate majority chief – as boring as Christopher however has been working the Anglo-Irish peace talks to get overseas coverage factors; is aware of Congress and reporters.
Incoming Incoming Incoming
Colin Powell Erskine Bowles Gaston Caperton
WV Governor
Secretary of State Chief of Workers Secretary of Training
Proper now an extended shot. Nobody may give Clinton’s crew increased stature, however Gore would possibly fear about giving him a platform. However, he would possibly like getting Powell in a bear hug. Former deputy chief of workers, now an funding banker in North Carolina and head of Clinton’s debate-prep crew. Chip off the Clinton block. Governor from a poor state who’s turn out to be well-known for stressing schooling., particularly placing computer systems in lecture rooms. His major competitors for the job is Tom Kean, a Republican and former New Jersey Governor.

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