In The Crosshairs

Four of Bush's more conservative Cabinet choices face opposition from Democrats hoping to bruise the President-elect. Herewith the lineup--and the big targets

[BLUE] DEMOCRATS WON'T PUT UP A FIGHT [RED] GET READY FOR A SHOWDOWN * NOT A FORMAL CABINET LEVEL POSITION

MODERATE

[BLUE] Norman Mineta TRANSPORTATION SECRETARY The former Congressman and Clinton Commerce Secretary is Bush's token Democrat. He's liberal but pragmatic

[BLUE] Colin Powell SECRETARY OF STATE Moderate and cautious on foreign issues, an advocate for children and minorities at home, he could be the Cabinet's social conscience

[BLUE] Christine Todd Whitman EPA ADMINISTRATOR She has had some success protecting public land and cleaning the water, but puts business interests first. The moderate face of Bush environmentalism

[BLUE] Condoleezza Rice*...

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