The president's cabinet, much like toilet seat covers, are apparently self-flushing. We've heard about the resignations of Secretary of Agriculture Ann Veneman, Commerce Secretary Don Evans, Education Secretary Rod Paige, Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham, Attorney General John Ashcroft, and Secretary of State Colin Powell. Now it looks like Homeland Security chief Tom Ridge is gone.

Not a big surprise, we've known about most of these for a while. My big question is where Rudy Giuliani fits into all of this.

I've heard a lot about how the new cabinet appointees will be expected not to help shape Bush's policies, but instead to enforce them. If Rudy takes a cabinet post, I'll lose all respect for him. He's worked too hard and accomplished too much to simply become a Bush yes man.