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Rhode Island’s Gov. Carcieri: The Next Republican Ed. Secretary?

By Michele McNeil — November 19, 2007 1 min read

One of his spokesmen seems to think so.

Check out this story about Rhode Island Gov. Donald L. Carcieri in the Providence Journal. (You have to scroll down about half-way through this story to get to the Carcieri education secretary nugget.) The Republican governor’s communications director told a local talk-radio audience earlier this month that if former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney wins the presidency, there’s talk that Carcieri will be tapped as his secretary of education.

From the way the article reads, however, Carcieri is by no means a shoe-in for the post. After all, even though campaign season is heating up, Janaury 2009 (when we’ll have a new president) is still a long way away.

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