Hold on a minute. Utah voters who are reeling from Mitt Romney's failed quest for the presidency may yet see a Mormon Republican with close ties to the Beehive State land a high-profile job in the nation's capital, though Foggy Bottom is a mile and a half and a world away from the White House.
Since President Barack Obama's re-election on Tuesday, attention has turned to who will be going and who will be staying as the president considers the makeup of the Cabinet he is assembling for his second term. Some departures have already been announced.
Remember, speculating about just who will fill the chairs around the oval table in the Cabinet Room of the White House is a quadrennial parlor game in Washington. The leading topic at present is who will occupy the chair just to the right of the president when Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton departs early next year.