Defense Secretary Robert Gates Decides To GTFO... Maybe
Via Foreign Policy:
Late in 2007, a year into his tenure as George W. Bush's secretary of defense and just over a year before the end of Bush's second term as president, I asked Robert Gates if he'd thought of staying on in the next administration. Many Republicans and Democrats were hoping he would, seeing him as a moderate professional sweeping away the shambles left by his predecessor, Donald Rumsfeld. But Gates seemed uninterested, even hostile to the notion. "The circumstances under which I would do that," he replied, "are inconceivable to me."
WaPo's Checkpoint Washington says don't hold your breath nor place bets on Gates hitting the door in 2011.