Interior Secretary Gale Norton resigned from the Administration on Friday, citing the need to spend more time with her family.
That's the usual "inside the beltway" excuse given for many resignations within any Administration.
But is there more at work here?
Gale Norton denies it, but could her resignation be due to the Jack Abramoff scandal? She is resigning just as the investigation in Abramoff's dealings with the Department of Interior is heating up.