By statute, any retired career military person, cannot be appointed or serve as Secretary of Defense until a period of 10 years has elapsed since that individual's retirement from active duty.
Wes Clark, my most fervent wish for V.P., retired from active military service on May 2, 2000. He is precluded by law from appointment to Secretary of Defense until at least May 3, 2010. That would be over thirteen months after Barack assumes the presidency.
Wes Clark is not in consideration for Secretary of Defense. My hope is that he is in contention for Veep and will have significant influence on the upcoming Obama choice for Secretary of Defense.
For all the democratic ideals we hold dear, this nation has almost been taken over by a form of theocratic driven totalitarianism our founding fathers could never have imagined.
And the forces of evil are still hard at work, running another easily manipulated puppet and using all their still remaining nefarious infiltrations into every corner of influence to enhance their continued march to a hoped for victory.
Obama had better win in November or we can all kiss the Constitution and every one of its attached amendments goodbye. These criminals working against Obama want nothing short of replacing our democracy with something even worse than what the Chinese are running.
John Edwards wasn't my pick during the primary run, because I felt the wounding he took with Kerry in 2004 was too recent and too many issues would be brought up again from that difficult and unfortunate run.
Still, I admire the man very much and have always thought that his articulation of the "Two Americas" meme remains one of the best political strategies Democrats are still not drum-beating enough.
It should go, almost without saying, how much I personally admire Elizabeth Edwards and still wish for her complete recovery from cancer.
This additional pain and embarrassment she and their kids must be feeling now... I hope what should be a private matter amongst them is resolved with the best of outcomes for all.
There were many Edwards' supporters throughout the last few campaigns and this tragic revelation must disappoint them greatly.
Take heart, good Democrats. His better ideas got their sounding board and still influence our politics today.
Like we taught our daughter, our granddaughter and, god willing, we'll teach our 8 month old great-granddaughter when she's old enough to understand: Kick the bastard in the balls, again and again, as hard as you can.