Monday, June 13, 2011

Salazar says he's not sure of second term as interior secretary

Dusting off from his latest skirmish with Republicans in Congress — his decision to reverse course two weeks ago on a divisive wild-lands policy — Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is noncommittal about serving a second term for President Barack Obama. "I'm not going to look that far into the future," Salazar told The Denver Post when asked whether he would continue to serve if Obama is re-elected in 2012. "I'm working very hard on the job I have now . . . to implement the vision the president has in energy security in the United States." It has not been an easy 29 months for the former Democratic U.S. senator from Colorado. Almost since Day One, he has pushed against 8-year-old policies from the Bush administration, making him a polemical — and deeply mistrusted — figure among Republicans, most of whom are Westerners or from states with significant oil and gas development...more

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