Faux News and CNN report Colin Powell handed in his resignation. He wants to get as far as he can from the international debacles Bush has led the U.S. into.
UPDATE: It’s “abandon ship“…(WPost):
Secretary of State Colin Powell and three other Cabinet members submitted their resignations on Monday, as the shake-up of President Bush’s second-term team escalated. “I believe that now that the election is over, the time has come for me to step down,” Powell wrote.
The White House released the letter Powell sent to the president on Friday as well as those written by Agriculture Secretary Ann Veneman, Education Secretary Rod Paige and Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham, confirming their departures.
The announcements earlier of the departures of Attorney General John Ashcroft and Commerce Secretary Donald Evans, along with those disclosed Monday, brought to six – out of 15 – the number of Cabinet members involved in the post-election exodus.