Bush’s chief spokesman resigns
WASHINGTON: US President George W Bush’s chief spokesman, Ari Fleischer, has resigned his post as White House press secretary and will leave in the coming months, administration officials said Monday.
The officials, who requested anonymity, would not say exactly when Fleischer would leave or who would replace him, though speculation has centered on Pentagon spokeswoman Victoria Clarke and Fleischer’s deputy, Scott McClellan. Some reports said that Ari Fleischer on Monday announced that he is resigning this summer “after 21 years of doing nothing but government and politics.” “My heart tells me it’s time to go,” he told reporters. —AFP/Reuters