Washington (CNN) - Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, who led the response to the 2010 BP oil spill and administered a moratorium on offshore drilling, announced Wednesday that he is stepping down.
The former Colorado lawmaker plans to return home in March after eight turbulent and busy years in Washington, four years in the U.S. Senate and four years as head of the Interior Department.
Like rats leaving a sinking ship the Obama administration! Another piece of deadwood gone! Good riddence dont let the door hit ya in da behind on your way out!
This is what every member of a re-elected President's cabinet does at the end of the first term. Everyone gives their resignation. The President either accepts it or asks the person to stay on. Sometimes the person really doesn't want to stay on and leaves anyway. But please don't make this look like everyone is deserting President Obama.
That's too bad. Oh well, enjoy your new leisure. Unfortunately, this will give the GOP boogymen another chance to not do their jobs in finding your replacement.
Everyone is bailing out........they know it is a sinking ship.
ken did a nice job..just hope the next will be pro fracking ...this is america best hopeof independence from middle east oil ..and thousands of good paying jobs...no matter the party....natural gas can change america
Good luck spending time with your family, an good bye.
It would have been nice for him to wait a little longer so that there is one less thing to do.