to the Washington Whispers column of U.S. News & World Report, " administration
officials are bracing for the resignation of Transportation Secretary Norman
Mineta, the 71-year-old former Clinton Cabinet member who suffers from
painful back ailments."
Bedard writes the column. "Insiders say that House Secretary Mel Martinez...is
being touted as Mineta's replacement," Bedard's column says.
recently underwent surgery at Walter Reed Army Medical Center to relieve
long-standing back pain related to disk stress and scoliosis, a curvature
of the spine.
a former San Jose, CA, congressman, recently spent a few weeks at the hospital,
holding meetings and telecommuting from his hospital bed.