However, it does rule out the one name floated so far by his vice Ann Veneman.: former Secretary of Agriculture
Veneman's a veteran corporate lobbyist who used her position to advance the interests of the agribusiness conglomerates with which she had been associated with before taking over the. Strike "integrity."
She's a lifelong Reagan Republican, who never broke with Bush on any issue of consequence. There is no evidence that she even attempted to pressure him to do the right thing on farm or, let alone on the global trade issues to which she devoted most of her time as ag secretary. Strike "independence."