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WASHINGTON-President George W. Bush is reportedly looking to former lawmakers and Wall Street executives to replace Treasury Secretary John Snow and further shake up his closest advisors. According to a report by Reuters, the administration “wants a more compelling figure than Snow” to push economic strength. One source said Goldman Sachs Chief Executive Henry Paulson was a potential candidate as well as former congressman and U.S. Trade Representative Rob Portman. It has previously been reported by The Washington Post that House Ways & Means Committee Chairman Bill Thomas (R-Calif.), who has announced his retirement from Congress and is no friend to credit unions, could be a candidate. Snow replaced Paul O’Neill early in 2003 and made one of his first public speeches in the post at CUNA’s Governmental Affairs Conference that year.

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