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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Powell for Cabinet?

WASHINGTON () -- Maybe Colin Powell doesn't want to be vice president, but he does want to be secretary of state, according to the author of a new book that looks inside the 1996 presidential campaign.

Bob Woodward, a veteran Washington Post reporter and editor, told Cable News Network's "Larry King Live" Wednesday night that when he talked with Bob Dole for his new book, "The Choice," Dole said Powell "wouldn't make a bad secretary of state."

Woodward added that the retired general may be more interested in the cabinet post, a tidbit he did not include in his book.

"Someone who can speak with authority recently told me that if Dole won and Dole offered Powell secretary of state, No. 1 cabinet post, that Powell would accept," said Woodward.