Gov. Dirk Kempthorne says he took a red-eye flight to D.C. on Wednesday night for morning meetings with National Guard officials and the congressional delegation, and then met with the president and was asked to be the next Secretary of the Interior. On Thursday afternoon, Kempthorne told reporters, “I’ve not yet been back to the hotel to change my suit. It’s been a fast-paced day – I think probably indicative of things to come.”
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