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    Casting aside the issue of Hagel we have the basic issue of Why not a Democrat? or Why a Republican?

    I can think of one reason why it might be acceptable or wise to choose a Republican at this point: Strategy and Tactics.

    The next Secretary will face the difficult and thankless (in political terms) tasks of presiding over reductions in military budgets and the global footprint of the US Military.

    That is going to be a dirty and bruising job that will require a great deal of political arm twisting and make whomever occupies the office a pariah in the US Congress which is deeply dependent on military spending to supply pork.

    So I wonder, do you have a favorite Democrat to you would like to send to that corner of hell or will a Republican do?

    What about my Daughter's future?

    by koNko on Mon Dec 31, 2012 at 04:22:40 AM PST

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