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    NonnyO, DSPS owl

    Definitely, the President should appoint someone who he trusts to realize his vision for America's military and for the Defense Department.

    BUT, this is, once again, another chance to demonstrate the Democrats are NOT, in fact, weak on National Security, and are perfectly capable of running the military, making cuts and cleaning up some of internal issues, particularly around rape and sexual abuse.  It's a shame there isn't a high-profile female three-star general or admiral out there - that would make an incredible pick.

    Given that, though, I can think of at least four Democrats who could run SoD (in alphabetical order):  General Wesley Clark, Admiral/Congressman Joe Sestak, General Eric Shinseki, or Senator Jim Webb.  We don't need the Republicans for this, and, more importantly, appointing one will continue to damage the Democrats' brand.

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