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Duncan Goes To DC

By Marcus Gilmer in News on Dec 4, 2008 8:07PM

Chicago Public School head Arne Duncan paid a visit to the Education Department in Washington, D.C. today, setting tongues wagging about the implications as Duncan is a close Obama friend and has long been rumored to be a potential candidate for the Obama cabinet, whether the Mayor likes it or not. Duncan, however, says it was just a friendly drop-in, saying, "I was just meeting with Secretary Spellings; we're hoping she comes to Chicago next week to talk about some of the work that she supports in Chicago." Duncan is known for being one of Obama's hoops buddies and has thorough knowledge of the President-Elect's education plan, saying, "He has an unbelievably thoughtful, comprehensive plan, and there's a real opportunity to do something special going forward." As Hawk would say, "He gone!"