The Governor's Ambition
Pignanelli/Webb asked why Governor Huntsman endorsed Senator McCain for President. Many people's first thought was that Governor Huntsman was looking for a cabinet position. But consider The Governor knows that the cabinet will not advance his career. It lasts a few years max, and comes with little long- term political clout. Governor Huntsman wants Senator Hatch's job. He can be Senator Huntsman until he dies. Or until he does what Senator Hatch tried but failed to do... find the next rung on the ladder.