11/5/04 2:00 PM EST
Evans Talked About As A Snow Replacement
Despite persistent reports that Commerce Secretary Don Evans wants to return home to Texas to join his family, senior administration officials insist that he has not made up his mind about the future and may instead switch jobs. Administration officials this week said that Evans may end up as White House chief of staff or Treasury secretary. Commerce insiders said that Evans has not told them of his plans, but they say reports he's eager to return to Texas are inaccurate. They said the reports were sparked by Evans' decision over the summer to sell his Virginia house and move into a condo after sending his family back home to Texas. They said that Evans, one of President Bush's best friends, will remain in Washington as long as the president likes. But signs he was staying were firmed up after the president's reelection when Evans' name began popping up in talk about a cabinet shakeup, with the former oilman moving to Treasury.
Paul Bedard, U.S. News