Vice-Presidential Stakes

Cross Powell's Name Off Bush's Dance Card

This week GEORGE W. BUSH named his father's Defense Secretary, DICK CHENEY, to head his vice-presidential selection team, upping speculation that General COLIN POWELL, Cheney's partner during the Gulf War, might be approached. Some in Bushland feel only Cheney can persuade his old friend to take the post--but it will be tough. Not only has Powell had a long-standing disregard for the No. 2 job, but sources say he was particularly disturbed by Bush's South Carolina campaign--his failure to take a position on the Confederate flag flying above the state capitol, and his stop at Bob Jones University. Both hit home...

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