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  •  my preference would have been Kerry as SecDef (2+ / 0-)
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    Egalitare, Aquarius40

    since not only is Chuck Hagel appeasement to the GOP, but putting Kerry in as SecDef would have been saying a very large F*ck you to the Swiftboaters

    yksitoista ulotteinen presidentin shakki. / tappaa kaikki natsit "Nous sommes un groupuscule" (-9.50; -7.03) 政治委员, 政委‽ Warning - some snark above ‽

    by annieli on Sat Dec 15, 2012 at 11:21:38 AM PST

    •  How is Hagel appeasing the GOP? (3+ / 0-)
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      Swamp Cat, KingofSpades, vespers

      They hate him as much as any other Republican, and more than a lot of Democrats.  In fact, if you want to drive the right crazy, make Dick Lugar Secretary of State and Chuck Hagel Secretary of Defense (and no, I'm not advocating both of those!).

      •  it signals again: Democrats can't do Defense /nt (0+ / 0-)

        yksitoista ulotteinen presidentin shakki. / tappaa kaikki natsit "Nous sommes un groupuscule" (-9.50; -7.03) 政治委员, 政委‽ Warning - some snark above ‽

        by annieli on Sat Dec 15, 2012 at 11:56:49 AM PST

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      •  I'd prefer Lugar as SoS (0+ / 0-)

        but he's not fit for it anymore probably.

        Age 23. Voting in NJ-03. Lived most of life in NJ-01. Had Rush Holt represent me during my undergrad years and am now represented by Frank Pallone in my grad school.

        by KingofSpades on Sat Dec 15, 2012 at 01:43:17 PM PST

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        •  He's 80 years old, and ... (0+ / 0-)

          ... just took an at least part-time academic job at the University of Indianapolis.  I could see him perhaps being a short-term special envoy somewhere, and he'll continue to work on proliferation issues, but other than that his public career is over.

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