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Surprisingly I haven't seen this diaried anywhere. Someone made the comment months ago, after Obama choose Gen Shinseki as Veteran's Affair Secretary that it would be great to have Tammy Duckworth as VA undersecretary and I agreed. At the time most saw her as the favorite for the top post. I briefly thought Obama might back away from Gov Blagojevich officials because of the perceived 'taint' that everyone seems obsessed about, it's good to see he didn't.

A Gen Shinseki / Maj Duckworth team would a dynamic duo that would be strong advocates for the cause of veteran's, and advocates that have the respect of the military and who can potentially get things done.

Duckworth joins Obama's VA

http://www.boston.com/...

One of the highest-profile veterans of the Iraq war is joining the Obama administration.

Tammy Duckworth, who lost both her legs and partial use of one arm when her helicopter was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade in 2004, will be assistant secretary of public and intergovernmental affairs for the Department of Veterans Affairs, the White House announced this morning.

In the job, Duckworth will also oversee programs for homeless Veterans, consumer affairs and special rehabilitative events.

Originally posted to FLS on Tue Feb 03, 2009 at 09:41 AM PST.

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