Leaky Transition

Real appointments often get lost among the hot tips

If the transition is any omen, the Clinton Administration may become the leakiest ever. Cabinet appointments have almost all been so authoritatively predicted in advance that the actual announcements are far overshadowed by the next round of hot tips. On Thursday, Clinton named Henry Cisneros, former mayor of San Antonio, Texas, to be Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, and Jesse Brown, a wounded Vietnam veteran, to be Secretary of Veterans Affairs. Their appointments were only the No. 3 news item out of Little Rock that day. No. 1: Wisconsin Democrat Les Aspin, chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, will...

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