John Kerry For Secretary Of State. Max Cleland For Secretary Of Veterans Affairs
by jamesboyce, Thu Nov 06, 2008 at 04:56:23 AM EST
Over the past eight years, our standing in the world has plummeted and while there are many important decisions to made in the coming days, Secretary of the Treasury for example, there are two areas where I have a touch more experience and two men I believe, strongly, are the right men for the job.
Let's start with the position and the man for which there will be more debate.
John Kerry for Secretary of State.
This is going to be one of the critical positions in the Obama Administration and not one for the faint of heart. It needs to be filled by someone who is both actually understands the world around us and is passionate about making that world a better, safer place.
It also needs to be filled by a Democrat and not be one of the places where we look for bipartisanship where there is none. Of all the things completely fubared by the Bush Administration and its Republican supporters, our foreign policy is number one, top of the charts. Why on earth would we want to blur the lines between blue and red here? Democrat all the way at State I say.
Of all the people being considered for the job, frankly, John Kerry is best-suited for the role. A decorated war hero, John Kerry served his country when many others served their own interests. I