Thursday, January 27, 2011

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar says he's staying

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar says he's not leaving his post any time soon. Salazar was not present at President Barack Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday, serving as the administration's "designated survivor" in the event of an attack or an accident at the Capitol. In a speech Wednesday to his department's employees, he warned viewers not to read too much into his absence. "It's not because I have any plans on leaving, because I don't," he said. "I guarantee you I have every intention of being your secretary for the Obama administration." Salazar was the subject of departure rumors last fall, given White House unhappiness with his performance during last year's BP oil spill...more

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