FEW RISE TO DEFEND WHITMAN, as she announces her exit from the EPA. Which makes sense–environmentalists aren’t going to like any Republican, and conservatives don’t like anyone as squishy in their politics as Whitman.
On the other hand, she was apparently extremely helpful during Bush’s 2000 campaign, and was due for some slot in the administration.
Orrin Judd writes, “This would be an ideal time for George W. Bush to strip the administrator of Cabinet rank and fold the agency into the Interior Department. Won’t happen.”