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John Danforth is the one to watch for Colin Powell's job, but he may not be as clean as he looks. And why is John McCain pushing so hard for Bush?

By Tumbler   October 2004

Will John Danforth succeed Powell? Now that the success of the Swift Boat veterans’ attacks on John Kerry has convinced Republicans that there will be a second Bush term, the insiders are starting to talk about the state department problem. Colin Powell has let it be known that he does intend to resign, as does his deputy Richard Armitage. They plan to form an international consulting firm along with assistant secretary of state Pat Harrison, following in the lucrative footsteps of Henry Kissinger, William Cohen, Lawrence Eagleburger, and Brent Scowcroft. Until Iraq went pear-shaped, pro-consul Jerry Bremer was assumed to…

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