Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Lugar Rumored For State Department And CIA Positions
The Washington rumor mill is speculating that Sen. Richard Lugar, who was defeated for re-election in this year's Republican primary, may be under consideration by the Obama administration to fill the CIA Director's position vacated by disgraced Gen. David Petraeus or Secretary of State after Hillary Clinton steps down from that position in January. The CIA Director's positions seems like a long shot with the Petraeus deputy, Michael Morrell, a veteran CIA official, already stepping into that role on an interim basis. Many had speculated that Sen. John Kerry would take Clinton's spot at the State Department, but speculation this week focused on him becoming Secretary of Defense in a second Obama term. Former Sen. Evan Bayh confirmed to reporters he is not interested in serving in the administration.