Few can match the role of Presidential appointee of an Eliot Richardson or a Donald Rumsfeld. Usually the ravages of time or the flukes in the election process keep many from another appearance on the national stage. A combination of youth, brains, talent and connections often become a difficult combination for the dice to role in favor of more than one appointment. Many once in office never believe they can ever enjoy any job outside government again no matter how challenging.
From time to time on this blog I post on certain persons that I believe have had dramatic influence on policy in the past and if they return again. One of my choices is set forth below!
Frances M. Fragos Townsend (born December 28, 1961, Mineola, New York) is the former Homeland Security Advisor to United States President George W. Bush and TV personality. Townsend was appointed to this position by President Bush on May 28, 2004. Her resignation was announced November 19, 2007. She chaired the Homeland Security Council and reported to the President on homeland security policy and counterterrorism policy. She previously served as Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor for Combating Terrorism. She is now a CNN contributor.
- 1 Biography
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