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SELECT OBAMA'S CABINET AND TEAM MEMBERS

 
 
Reply Tue 8 Jul, 2008 07:22 pm
ASSUMED: OBAMA HAS WON THE ELECTION!

Let's skip goal setting and go directly to the Cabinet and team selection (members of the inner circle of support staff). (Yes, YES, I realize this isn't the real world...humor me!) That means your postings will be based on your interpretation of Obama'a goals for America.

Let's begin with the SECRETARY OF STATE. Who are the candidates? A reason for your choice would add grit to our discussion.
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Mapleleaf
 
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Reply Tue 8 Jul, 2008 07:54 pm
Do we consider General Powell?
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Mapleleaf
 
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Reply Tue 8 Jul, 2008 08:18 pm
What if we opened the field to other Republicans and Independents?
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joefromchicago
 
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Reply Tue 8 Jul, 2008 10:52 pm
Don't know about secretary of state.

I predict that Chuck Hagel will be secretary of defense.
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real life
 
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Reply Wed 9 Jul, 2008 12:38 am
Rodney King for Secretary of State

OJ Simpson for Attorney General

Oprah Winfrey for Secretary of Treasury

Magic Johnson for Secy of Health and Human Services

Chris Rock for Secy of Education

Jeremiah Wright for Secy of Homeland Security

Louis Farrakhan for Secy of Defense
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farmerman
 
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Reply Wed 9 Jul, 2008 04:49 am
Ed Renndell will be Sec of Transportation.

Thats all I suspect right now.
Theres some serious discussion for Joe Biden as Veep. (Joes too smart for that post)


Mcain will try to get Collin Powell as Veep. Jed Klampett Bush as ect of State.
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Mapleleaf
 
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Reply Wed 9 Jul, 2008 10:55 am
Joe...why Hagel? What is his background in management and defense?

Hey farmerman,
I'm not up on Ed Renndel. What's his background?

Joe Biden, according to my reading of the press, has earned the respect of his peers. Do you see him fitting in some other place?
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joefromchicago
 
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Reply Wed 9 Jul, 2008 11:04 am
Mapleleaf wrote:
Joe...why Hagel? What is his background in management and defense?

Hagel is a Vietnam vet. He is big on defense issues in the senate and he's a Republican, but he has also been a vocal critic of the Iraq war. He has had some nice things to say about Obama during the campaign, and he hasn't endorsed McCain. Having Hagel join the Obama team gives BHO some instant credibility on defense matters, insulates him somewhat from attacks from the GOP, and promotes his image as a person who works across party lines.
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Mapleleaf
 
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Reply Wed 9 Jul, 2008 11:17 am
Joe...makes sense. I've had good vibes re Hagel. He usually speaks to the issue and not the party line. At this point, I would be more comfortable with his judgement than McCain"s.
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McGentrix
 
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Reply Wed 9 Jul, 2008 12:20 pm
I doubt you see any Republicans in the Obama cabinet should he be lucky enough to pull out a victory..
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Mapleleaf
 
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Reply Wed 9 Jul, 2008 01:19 pm
Mc,
I suppose so, but if it happens, it could be an indicator that he's serious about working across the isle.
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McGentrix
 
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Reply Wed 9 Jul, 2008 01:27 pm
His legislative voting record would indicate otherwise and that is a far better judge then his campaign rhetoric. Look how much his rhetoric has changed since he presumably wrapped up the nomination.
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joefromchicago
 
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Reply Fri 11 Jul, 2008 06:27 pm
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farmerman
 
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Reply Fri 11 Jul, 2008 07:27 pm
I think Ed Rendel is no longer a candidate for a cabinet position. His entire Dem caucus was indicted in Pa today for doing a typical GOP trick, that is, selling political influence, self dealing, and diverting campaign funds to payment of bonuses to shanghaied campaign workers.


Interesting concepto matter whos in power in state legislatures, they should be turned out every 2 terms or so
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Mapleleaf
 
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Reply Sat 12 Jul, 2008 06:27 pm
What about some of the other cabinet posts?

I'm not up on Obama's staff; who are some folks we can expect to accompany him to the White House?
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joefromchicago
 
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Reply Sun 13 Jul, 2008 12:36 am
John Edwards as attorney general. Count on it.
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Mapleleaf
 
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Reply Tue 15 Jul, 2008 12:24 am
Edwards
Hmmmm...I could see that happening. Although, I'm beginning to get uncomfortable with inexperienced individuals trying to manage large government agencies.
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