Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Joe Lieberman for Defense Secretary?

Hey, it makes sense to me. Defense Secretary Robert Gates is looking to retire. This is a win-win for Democrats. President Barack Obama could nominate Senator Joseph Lieberman for the position. Connecticut has a Democratic governor in charge of appointing the replacement. If a strong Democrat is appointed, it gives them a leg up with fundraising and mounting a campaign over the next two years. Arizona Senator John McCain thinks its a good idea.

Sen. John McCain has the perfect next job for his friend Joe Lieberman, the Connecticut independent who announced Wednesday he won’t run for re-election to the Senate next year: Secretary of Defense.[...]

“You know it’s funny you mention it,” McCain said in a phone interview with CNN when asked if Obama ought to consider the move. “I really hope that the president would consider him. I hadn’t thought about it but I sure hope, whatever happens, he will play a major role on national security issues.”

McCain said Lieberman would be qualified for the job, calling his colleague “one of the most informed members of the Senate on national security issues and homeland security issues.”
Sen. Lieberman is the reason I was first involved in politics. To put it simply, chances are that had Al Gore not selected Lieberman as Vice President, I wouldn't have ever started this blog and Lazy Tuesday would likely have never gotten as big as it did.

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