No. 2 at State Department Resigns

From Holden:

Screw you guys, I’m goin’ home.

Deputy Secretary of State Robert Zoellick, the department’s No. 2 official, is resigning, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice announced Monday.


In his resignation letter, dated June 15, Zoellick, 52, did not say why he was leaving. A former U.S. trade representative, Zoellick reportedly wanted to be promoted to treasury secretary to replace departing secretary John Snow, but President Bush nominated Goldman Sachs executive Henry Paulson instead.