By Mike McNamee
Turns out it's really shaping up to be a second-term shakeup. With Secretary of State Colin L. Powell leading three other Cabinet officers out the door on Nov. 15, the recasting of the Bush Administration is well underway. From the inner-circle Cabinet jobs of Powell and departing Attorney General John Ashcroft, to the netherland vacancies in the Education, Energy, and Agriculture Depts., President George W. Bush has plenty of opportunities now to spend all the "political capital" he talked about at his post-election press conference, with his 3.5 million voter margin of victory.
Only one of the six open slots has been filled so far, so it's too early to assess how Bush's Round Two Team will shape up. But here are some key indicators to watch as the transition