GATES STAYING ANOTHER YEAR -- Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell last evening, in response to an inquiry from AP: “Secretary Gates met with the President just before Christmas and gave him a commitment to stay on the job for AT LEAST another year. They agreed to revisit this issue again later this year, but for all intents and purposes their original agreement still stands: he serves at the pleasure of the President indefinitely and he is honored to do so, though he certainly looks forward to one day retiring to his family home in the Pacific Northwest.”He's been looking forward to one day retiring to his family home in the Pacific Northwest AT LEAST since he spoke to my undergrad senior history seminar nine years ago. So good luck with all that!
Friday, January 8, 2010
As if we thought the guy would walk out in the middle of the job. This from Mike Allen's Playbook on Politico this morning: