Fresh Faces: Bush's Cabinet

There aren't many in Bush's emerging Cabinet

The executive team that President-elect George Bush is assembling is starting to look like the cast of a movie: Return of the Republican Retreads. Despite Bush's pledge to name a diverse Cabinet of "fresh faces" in which women and minorities would be strongly represented, his selections so far have come from a narrow field. Of the 15 Cabinet officers and senior officials he had chosen through last week, twelve were either holdovers from the Reagan Administration or people who served under Gerald Ford.

What one aide, echoing the President-elect's characteristic phrase, calls the "balance thing" has bedeviled Bush for a fortnight....

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