Wrong! Mineta is the only Democrat in Bush's Cabinet and was in Clinton's Cabinet. It's the usual left/left thing.
If the President wants to be seen in charge, he could start by asking Mr. Mineta to resign. But if the Bush Administration is going to let stand an order to confiscate plastic steak knives from airline passengers, then we're all most certainly doomed. Any national government which would focus on such a petty matter is incapable of effective action to protect its citizens.
But we already know that. We saw it last week.