John Edwards Carries a List of Possible Cabinet Appointees

It is never too early to talk about Cabinet appointees. Right?

Apparently John Edwards does not think so and apparently carries a list of possible Cabinet appointees, which may or may not include Republicans and Independents.

Not so bad. But may I remind John Edwards, he needs to win the nomination first and at this momement in time, it is not looking good, except in Iowa where he has a fighting chance.

"I want to be ready for when I get sworn in," the former North Carolina senator said between campaigns stops as he dug into a travel bag for the list.

"I might have it with me," Edwards told The Associated Press. "I wouldn't show it to you, but I could have it with me."

He didn't hand over the list, nor did he commit to putting Republicans in his Cabinet.

"No, because the test for me is not whether they're Democratic or Republican. The test is how competent they are and whether they're the best person for the job, and to make a decision about who's best to choose you have to spend time talking to them," said the 2004 Democratic vice presidential candidate.

Would he name a Republican vice presidential nominee?

"I don't think so because my view about Cabinet positions is different than the vice presidency," Edwards said. "I think the vice president needs to be someone who shares my vision for the country and that's much more likely, obviously, to be a Democrat."

Edwards didn't go as far as rival Bill Richardson, who has said that as the Democratic nominee he would give voters a preview of his Cabinet before Election Day.

"It would have independents, Republicans and Democrats. Don't worry, I won't overdo the Republicans," Richardson told a Democratic audience in July.

So, for fun (apart from the fact it is also insane), here is my partial list of Cabinet appointees.

President: Hillary Clinton
Vice President: Evan Bayh/Mark Warner

Secretary of State: Richard Holbrooke
Secretary of the Treasury: Indra K. Nooyi
Secretary of Defense: Kathleen Sebelius
Secretary of Homeland Security: Raymond Kelly
Secretary of Agriculture: Tom Vilsack
Secretary of Energy: Shirley Ann Jackson
Secretary of Labor: John Edwards (more of sympathy than competence)

Tags: cabinet, Democrats, John Edwards (all tags)

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Re: John Edwards Carries a List of Possible Cabine

Secretary of State : Madeline Albright.

Secretary of Defense : John Mccain

UN Ambassador :  Barack Obama ( If he is not VP)

Secretary of Agriculture: Tom Vilsack

Secretary of Energy: Hazel R. O'Leary

Secretary of the Treasury: Robert Rubin

Secretary of Education : Dick Riley

by lori 2007-09-08 03:14PM | 0 recs
Re: John Edwards Carries a List of Possible Cabine

mcCain should not sreve in any Democratic administration.

by parahammer 2007-09-08 03:28PM | 0 recs
Re: John Edwards Carries a List of Possible Cabine

Why is that , he is one of the few Republicans I can consider voting for and in the spirit of bipartisanship I think He should be on my fantasy list.

by lori 2007-09-08 03:31PM | 0 recs
Re: John Edwards Carries a List of Possible Cabine

And there are some issues I agree with him on  so while if we are talking about an all dem list he won't be there but if we include repubs , i'll have him on my list

by lori 2007-09-08 03:32PM | 0 recs
Re: John Edwards Carries a List of Possible Cabine

He too is also the only Republican I currently consider voting for, but if the Iraq war still rages in 2008, Democrats are going to uprise when they hear their President-elect is going to appoint a Republican who avidly supports the war.

by RJEvans 2007-09-08 03:33PM | 0 recs
Re: John Edwards Carries a List of Possible Cabine

Apparently you and Lori need to pay attention to MyDD instead of Shilling Hillary.  At least SHE is a Democrat.

McCain is a piece of garbage and even saying you would vote for him should get you banned from here.  Congrats, you just pissed your credibility away.

And WHY would anyone appoint the Governor of Kansas  to Sec of Defense?  She doesn't have ANY kind of a background that would make her even remotely acceptable for that position.  She doesn't have military experience and has never ran a department like that.  Good lady and would make a great Senator (or cabinet member for other positions) but to suggest her for that is just idiotic.  Seriously, everyone is now dumber from having read your diary and that suggestion.  The only thing worse is suggesting that McCain be in the Cabinet.  Sure, lets put a guy who is as big a warmongerer as Bush in that Position or vote for him for President.  Lets FURTHER fuck the country up beyond repair.  

My God.  

by yitbos96bb 2007-09-08 07:37PM | 0 recs
Re: John Edwards Carries a List of Possible Cabine

Are you suggesting GOVERNOR Kathleen Sebelius does not have direct control of the Kansas Army National Guard, that she does not have the executive experience to run an army? Get real and grow up!

As for McCain, I agree, appointing McCain to Secretary of Defense is a mistake for Democrats, but to go as far and imply he will "FURTHER fuck the country up beyond repair," well, that is unfounded, regardless of your position on the war.

by RJEvans 2007-09-08 08:23PM | 0 recs
Re: John Edwards Carries a List of Possible Cabine

Maybe you do not get what the idea of this diary is it's a " fantasy list " , not reality . And in the spirit of bipartisanship , pick a republican senator.

So instead of increasing your blood pressure , why don't you relax and enjoy . Your rantings is becoming a little over the top.

Its a fantasy list not reality.

My gosh.

by lori 2007-09-08 08:26PM | 0 recs
Re: John Edwards Carries a List of Possible Cabine

or a republican .

by lori 2007-09-08 08:27PM | 0 recs
Re: John Edwards Carries a List of Possible Cabine

" So, for fun (apart from the fact it is also insane), here is my partial list of Cabinet appointees. "

- Did you read that quote at all.

by lori 2007-09-08 08:28PM | 0 recs
shrink

You need to  see a shrink ASAP. I'm worried about Obama's safety surrounded by fantatics like you...

by areyouready 2007-09-08 08:30PM | 0 recs
Re: shrink

Yeah the diariest says make a list for the fun of it and some people are having high blood pressure.

by lori 2007-09-08 08:32PM | 0 recs
Re: shrink

I beginning to think I should not have even mentioned a fantasy list. Jesus. I mention one name people don't agree with and the whole diary falls apart.

by RJEvans 2007-09-08 08:37PM | 0 recs
Re: shrink

Yeah a lot of people are wound up too tight .

This is for fun people .

by lori 2007-09-08 08:40PM | 0 recs
Re: John Edwards Carries a List of Possible Cabine

Because he is a piece of shit who has pushed for this war from the start.  He is a right wing crack pot and to even suggest that means you DON'T PAY ATTENTION TO THE MYDD ARTICLES THAT HAVE BEEN GOING ON FOR A YEAR PLUS ON HIM!  Bowers would be uber pissed at that statement.

by yitbos96bb 2007-09-08 07:40PM | 0 recs
RUBIN?

Robert Rubin??

ARE YOU ON CRACK

You Clintonistas know aboslutely nothing.

"Low-info" doesn't begin to describe you.

You always mention national polls too.

Here's a math lesson for you.

The turnout for primaries is 7-11%

It's lower for caucuses.  

But nationl polls let virtually any "registered" Democrat or "leaner".

And we all know that low-info Dems say "Hillary", not out of name ID alone, out of familiarity.

So most of the sample in national polls won't even vote in a primary.  And the inclusison of low info voters gives your super-shrill candidate a huge boost.

National polls mean NOTHING.

So keep talking about them.

Hacks.

by Michael 4 Edwards 2007-09-08 05:52PM | 0 recs
Re: RUBIN?

" So, for fun (apart from the fact it is also insane), here is my partial list of Cabinet appointees. " . This was the last quote from the diary.

- Did you read that quote at all.

Fun . (Get it ).

by lori 2007-09-08 08:30PM | 0 recs
Re: John Edwards Carries a List of Possible Cabine

Why would Obama leave the Senate to go to the UN?  Do you have any clue what the hell you are talking about?  Why would you waste a charismatic Senator in that role, and why would he be STUPID enough to take it, when with his personality, he could easily make another Presidential run or obtain a Senate leadership role such as Whip or Majority Leader as time goes by.  

by yitbos96bb 2007-09-08 07:39PM | 0 recs
Re: John Edwards Carries a List of Possible Cabine

refer to my comments above.

by lori 2007-09-08 08:31PM | 0 recs
Recycled Clinton cabinet members

"60 Minutes" on May 12, 1996:

Lesley Stahl: "We have heard that a half a million children have died [because of sanctions against Iraq]. I mean that's more children than died in Hiroshima. And--you know, is the price worth it?"

Albright: "I think this is a very hard choice, but the price--we think the price is worth it."

Rubin and the Clinton economy have been mythologized beyond any relationship to the actual record of benefit for average folks.

Vilsack will never reform our odious farm policies that have the net effect of helping Big Ag.

O'Leary is a credible choice except she is a strong advocate of nuclear power.

Obama is more effective in the Senate.  He would change the image of the US with his conciliatory demeanor and he is a smart man and gifted communicator but he has no ties or experience within the diplomatic community.

There is nothing positive I can say about McCain so I will say nothing.

It's like you went down the list of DLC Dems by sector and checked them off.  Oh.  That's right, you are recycling Clinton administration cabinet members.

by Trond Jacobsen 2007-09-09 05:55AM | 0 recs
Re:

Why would you appoint Albright, O'Leary and Rubin to their old Cabinet posts. It does not say much about change. McCain for Defense? Would Democrats approve? I think a safer bet would be Hagel or even John Warner.

by RJEvans 2007-09-08 03:19PM | 0 recs
Re:

Because they were good at it , thats change enough for me.

I just want competence to be restored to governance both in domestic/foreign policy , I am not really that huge on " change " whatever that is , more so on competence and leadership.

by lori 2007-09-08 03:22PM | 0 recs
Re: John Edwards Carries a List

Why would I vote for a Democrat who promises to appoint Republicans to cabinet positions? I honestly do not understand that. Isn't the whole point of 2008 to throw the Republican bums out because they've eff'd up the Cabinet departments so badly?

Can somebody explain this to me? How is John Edwards going to wage war against corporate American with a bunch of corporate toadies in his cabinet? Are these candidate just throwing crap against the wall to see if anything sticks?

by hwc 2007-09-08 03:34PM | 0 recs
Re: John Edwards Carries a List

I understand your feelings on this hwc, but Clinton herself will likely appoint a Republican to the Cabinet. She has not said it, but it is likely any Democrat will appoint a Republican to a Cabinet level position. Bill Clinton did and Bush appointed a Democrat to his Cabinet as well.

by RJEvans 2007-09-08 03:39PM | 0 recs
Re: John Edwards Carries a List

I think you're confusing the Edwards segment of the diary with the Richardson segment of the diary.  But thanks for the laugh.  "Corporate toadies."

by Junior Bug 2007-09-08 03:41PM | 0 recs
Re: John Edwards Carries a List

I think Clinton appointed a couple.  It's pretty common actually for a pres. to appoint a couple of people from the other side, usually to the less prominent cabinet positions.

by bookgrl 2007-09-08 03:59PM | 0 recs
Re: John Edwards Carries a List

It's not common. Especially when the Republicans have eff'd up government as comprehensively as this crew. The Republicans have earned themselves a time-out on a stool in the corner facing the wall, wearing a dunce cap.

Clinton appointed Senator Cohen of Maine to Defense Secretary in his second term if I recall.

by hwc 2007-09-08 04:11PM | 0 recs
Re: John Edwards Carries a List

Also Colin Powell.  

I agree with you, hwc, Clinton is the least likely of the 3 top-tiers to appoint a GOPer to a cabinet position.  She has made clear what she thinks of Republicans in general, and she does mean it.  She'll work with their leaders because she would have to.  The way I see Clinton looking at this is that she (of all people) does not need the symbolism of "working with Republicans" and that there is always a Democrat available for a given position who can do just as good (probably better) job than a Republican.

For Hillary, no Republicans in the Clinton cabinet.  

by georgep 2007-09-08 09:17PM | 0 recs
Re: John Edwards Carries a List

Edwards never said he was going to appoint a Republican nor will he.  Besides, its one of your supporters who proposed that idiotic list above, not Edwards.  

by yitbos96bb 2007-09-08 07:43PM | 0 recs
Hillary

Edwards needs to focus on salvaging his flagging numbers instead of worrying about cabinet positions.

Hillary has said repeatedly she's not spending time on VP or cabinet positions. She has to win first.

I'd like to ask her to appoint McCain or Lieberman to Iraq as ambassador.

by areyouready 2007-09-08 03:36PM | 0 recs
Re: Hillary

I can't believe the Hillary supporters are promoting John McCain and Joe Lieberman as the ideal representatives when it comes to Iraq.  That is very concerning.

by Vox Populi 2007-09-08 03:37PM | 0 recs
Re: Hillary

why not? Iraq seems to be an ideal place for these two warmongers.

by areyouready 2007-09-08 03:39PM | 0 recs
Re: Hillary

John McCain and U.S. Ambassador to Iraq? I like it.

by RJEvans 2007-09-08 03:41PM | 0 recs
Re: Hillary

Wow, you may have just passed AreYouReady for pure lunacy.  His comment actually made sense... focus on winning.  

There is only one good place for McCain... retired in his living room.

by yitbos96bb 2007-09-08 07:45PM | 0 recs
Re: Hillary

I would never encourage with a Lieberman or McCain appointment.

by bookgrl 2007-09-08 04:05PM | 0 recs
Re: Hillary

I'd like to ask her to appoint McCain or Lieberman to Iraq as ambassador.

Yeah. And as soon as they are settled in nice and comfy in green zone embassy, pull all the troops out, including the embassy guards.

by hwc 2007-09-08 04:12PM | 0 recs
Re: Hillary

I agree- why is he wasting time doing this when nationally he is in a dismal 3rd and Hillary seems at the brink of taking the lead from him in Iowa- a state he has to win to even stay in the election?  This is why he can't win- he doesn't know the priorities it takes to do it.

by reasonwarrior 2007-09-09 04:58PM | 0 recs
Possible Cabinet Appointees

President: John Edwards
Vice President: Barack Obama

Secretary of State: Wes Clark
Attorney General:  Janet Napolitano
Secretary of the Treasury:
Secretary of Defense: Former Sen. Bob Graham
Secretary of Homeland Security:
Secretary of Agriculture: Kathleen Sebelius
Secretary of Energy: Barbara Boxer
Secretary of Labor: David Bonior

by Vox Populi 2007-09-08 03:36PM | 0 recs
Re: Possible Cabinet Appointees

Secretary of Homeland Security: Susan Collins?

Well, perhaps to make her feel not-so-bad after losing against Tom Allen. :)

by KainIIIC 2007-09-08 03:41PM | 0 recs
Re: Possible Cabinet Appointees

Why does Susan Collins deserve an chotskies from the Democratic President?

by hwc 2007-09-08 04:13PM | 0 recs
Re: Possible Cabinet Appointees

What are her credentials to serve in the post?  

by yitbos96bb 2007-09-08 07:46PM | 0 recs
Re: Possible Cabinet Appointees

I won't personally choose Collins for Homeland Security, but you asked for credentials, here they are:

Susan Collins is Ranking Member on the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. She also has a seat on the Armed Services Committee. I think they are formidable credentials, but I will not choose her.

by RJEvans 2007-09-08 08:31PM | 0 recs
Re: Possible Cabinet Appointees

I against taking a popular Senator and putting her in a Cabinet role, especially since she has Senator ambitions and could unseat Brownback or win an Open election in 2010.  The rest I could live with...  I'd say Clark could be a good Homeland Security person as well.

Of course I'd like to see Pres and VP flipped, but I can live with it the way as writted.  ;-)

by yitbos96bb 2007-09-08 07:48PM | 0 recs
Re: Possible Cabinet Appointees

Meant Popular Governor and meant Sebelius.

by yitbos96bb 2007-09-08 07:50PM | 0 recs
Re: Possible Cabinet Appointees

hmmm...

President: John Edwards
Vice President: Kathleen Sibelius
Secretary of State: Wes Clark
Attorney General:  Patrick Fitzgerald  
Secretary of the Treasury: Paul Krugman
Secretary of Defense: Former Sen. Bob Graham
Secretary of Homeland Security:
Secretary of Agriculture:
Secretary of Energy: Carol Browner
Secretary of Labor: David Bonior

by Rooktoven 2007-09-08 07:59PM | 0 recs
Re: John Edwards Carries a List of Possible Cabine

Secretary of Defense: Sen. Chuck Hagel

by American1989 2007-09-08 04:45PM | 0 recs
Re: John Edwards Carries a List of Possible Cabine

Is this the fucking West Wing?  What the hell, are you people Democrats or not?  There are a TON of wonderfully competent Democrats who are well suited before appointed a Republican.  

by yitbos96bb 2007-09-08 07:54PM | 0 recs
Re: John Edwards Carries a List of Possible Cabine

So name them instead of complaining, that is what this diary is for.

by RJEvans 2007-09-08 09:24PM | 0 recs
Re: John Edwards Carries a List of Possible Cabine

If I were Edwards, I wouldn't be advertising this fact, it makes him look arrogant and awfully presumptuous.

by Wonk 2007-09-08 05:06PM | 0 recs
This is fun...

Secretary of Defense:  Joe Biden

Secretary of State:  Wes Clark

Secretary of Transportation:  Bill Richardson(given desmoinesdem's recent diary)

Secretary of Health and Human Services:  Sheila Kuehl

Secretary of Energy:  Shriley Ann Jackson(I borrowed that pick from you, RJ, but it's a good one.)

Secretary of Agriculture:  Tom Vilsack

Secretary of Homeland Security:  Lindsay Graham(now how's that for delicious irony given his management of the impeachment hearings.  However, homeland security should be(and I think, would be under anyone but Bush) a non-partisan department, and Graham has the experience and I think the honest concern for safety and civil liberties to handle this position effectively.  And, despite HWC's protests, I think the next president will appoint atleast on member from the opposing side.)

Attorney General(not a cabinet, I know, but I thought I'd throw it in there):  How about Obama?  He's a constitutional expert.

Secretary of Labor:  John Edwards?  I would like to put in place a great labor lawyer, but I don't really know any.  Dianne Patrick, maybe, but her hubby is Governor of MA so I doubt that would work.

That's as far as I can get tonight.

by bookgrl 2007-09-08 07:56PM | 0 recs
Opps, forgot

UN Ambassador:  Bill Clinton

by bookgrl 2007-09-08 08:31PM | 0 recs
Re: Opps, forgot

If Clinton is President, it can't be done, but anyone else, who knows.

by RJEvans 2007-09-08 08:33PM | 0 recs
Re: Opps, forgot

Appoint Obama ambassador to Oprah's studio!!

by areyouready 2007-09-08 08:37PM | 0 recs
Stop that. I came up with

a pretty good list, no?

by bookgrl 2007-09-08 08:38PM | 0 recs
Re: Opps, forgot

I think it can be done.  Actually, I'd love for him to run for UN president, but they always pick someone non-american for that spot.

by bookgrl 2007-09-08 08:37PM | 0 recs
Re: Opps, forgot

Public law bans the President from appointing a family member to an executive post. I believe UN Ambassador falls in that category.

by RJEvans 2007-09-08 08:40PM | 0 recs
Re: Opps, forgot

Ok, then, I'll put Dodd in that position.

by bookgrl 2007-09-08 08:41PM | 0 recs
I'm annoyed...

I put alot of thought into this list, and no one has commented.  The BC as UN Amb. was an after thought.

by bookgrl 2007-09-08 09:29PM | 0 recs
Re: I'm annoyed...

I'm sorry, I'll comment:

I'm actually surprised you have Biden as SecDef and Clark and SecState. I would of switched that, considering Biden is Chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee. Either way, Clark is illegible to be SecDef until 2010, unless Congress is willing to bend the rules (they have before).

Bill Richardson as Sec. Transportation. I never thought of it and I seriously doubt he will accept anything less than State.

Sheila Kuehl. Interesting. She definitely has the credentials, but how would an openly gay Assembly woman go down at confirmation?

Lindsay Graham? What?

And Obama as Attorney General makes sense to me, but I would rather appoint a federal judge or someone who has been within the Department before.

by RJEvans 2007-09-08 09:38PM | 0 recs
Re: I'm annoyed...

Ok, thanks.  I was throwing in a republican appointment and homeland security issues are typically non-partisan(though clearly not always with Bush).  I think Kuehl could get through.  Yes, I know Obama would be a nontraditional choice, but it's a possibility.

by bookgrl 2007-09-08 09:42PM | 0 recs
Re: I'm annoyed...

The only reason I'm against appointing a Republican to Secretary of Defense or Secretary of Homeland Security is there is this common perception that Republicans are better at security and defense. Yeah, they have screwed it up over the last six and a half years, but that common perception is still very much alive. I am unwilling to cede such powerful positions to Republicans. I am more willing to appoint a Republican to a "lesser" Cabinet post.

by RJEvans 2007-09-08 09:50PM | 0 recs
Re: I'm annoyed...

Maybe because you have such a comprehensive list no one disagrees with .

However I think you can just flip wes clark and joe biden , looks more like a natural point for both .

i.e state for biden , def . for wes clark.

by lori 2007-09-08 09:40PM | 0 recs
Re: I'm annoyed...

Ok, thanks, but Clark is ineligible for defense until 2010.  He's got incredible diplomatic skills.  He speaks four languages.  I think he is quite qualified in this regard.  But, I'd also like to see him as VP.

by bookgrl 2007-09-08 09:45PM | 0 recs
Re: I'm annoyed...

Why is Clark ineligible for Defense  until 2010 , haven't heard of that before.

by lori 2007-09-08 09:48PM | 0 recs
Re: I'm annoyed...

Secretary of Defense has to be a civilian for at least 10 years before his or her appointment. Clark retired in 2000 I believe. But, as I said, Congress has bend the rules before.

by RJEvans 2007-09-08 09:51PM | 0 recs
Re: I'm annoyed...

Oh ok ,

Clark was my pick last go around but he collapsed . I don't think he is such a good campaigner .

What does he really bring to the VP ticket ?

by lori 2007-09-08 09:57PM | 0 recs
Re: I'm annoyed...

Honestly...

I don't know.

Foreign policy and military experience possibly, it's the only thing I could think of. Personally, I won't risk choosing Clark as VP if I was the nominee. I would go with a Governor who has proven him or herself. Bredesen, Warner, Sebelius comes to mind.

by RJEvans 2007-09-08 10:00PM | 0 recs
Re: I'm annoyed...

Yeah , If Clinton wins I don't think She would any problem on foreign policy , so I don't know if Clark will bring much .

You are right , I prefer Warner.

Talking about Warner , I read he was announcing his plans soon , is it next week ? , I think he will choose to run for Senate.

by lori 2007-09-08 10:06PM | 0 recs
Re: I'm annoyed...

As much as I want him on the ticket, I think he should run for the Senate. I'll place my bets on him to win.

I'll settle for someone else as VP, so long it is not Kucinich or Gravel. HA!

by RJEvans 2007-09-08 10:10PM | 0 recs
Re: I'm annoyed...

No kidding.  It's too sweet.  Trade a Warner for a Warner.  Both well-liked, both pragmatic guys.  I just can not see how a popular governor like Warner would lose.  On the other hand, might he want to run for VA Gov again?

by bookgrl 2007-09-08 10:12PM | 0 recs
Re: I'm annoyed...

Personally, I won't run for VA Governor again. It's a four-year stint that goes by like the speed of light, and you are only allowed one term with a grace period if you want to serve again. Getting elected is all about public service, I would rather have a job that is a little "safe." Running for the Senate gives me longevity, i.e. John Warner.

Then again, I'm not Mark Warner.

by RJEvans 2007-09-08 10:17PM | 0 recs
Re: I'm annoyed...

Anybody know when the debate is tomorrow and where it can be seen.

by lori 2007-09-08 10:17PM | 0 recs
Re: I'm annoyed...

There's a debate? What debate? On a Sunday? Too many.

by RJEvans 2007-09-08 10:20PM | 0 recs
Re: I'm annoyed...

Yeah isn't the debate on Hispanic issues tomorrow

by lori 2007-09-08 10:29PM | 0 recs
Re: I'm annoyed...

Looked it up. Yes, it's the Hispanic debate, but I have not information on air time or which channel. Plus it is 2:40AM here in NYC and I am tired. Good night.

by RJEvans 2007-09-08 10:39PM | 0 recs
Re: I'm annoyed...

okay .

by lori 2007-09-08 10:43PM | 0 recs
Re: I'm annoyed...

RJ said it. I think it is because of his military status, he needs to be removed for a number of years.  This is because Sec. of Def. is a civilian role.

by bookgrl 2007-09-08 09:51PM | 0 recs
Re: Relax People

May I remind people of this quote from my diary:

"So, for fun (apart from the fact it is also insane), here is my partial list of Cabinet appointees."

I will like to thank lori for spreading it.

I think it is good for voters to speculate on who they think are the appropriate leaders for our country and why. But going mental and cursing everyone is not the way to have a discussion.

yitbos96bb, I urge you to relax, take a deep breath and inform us on who YOU would appoint to several Cabinet posts instead of polluting the diary with vulgar language and unwarranted criticism.

by RJEvans 2007-09-08 08:45PM | 0 recs
Re: Relax People

You are welcome .

I forgot to recommend.

by lori 2007-09-08 08:50PM | 0 recs
Re: John Edwards Carries a List of Possible Cabine

I can dream...

President: John Edwards
Vice President: Mark Warner
Sec. State: Barack Obama
Sec. Defense: Wes Clark
Sec. Treasury: George Soros
Atty. General: Patrick Fitzgerald
Sec. Homeland Sec: <dept. to be abolished>; Chuck Hagel
Secretary of Energy: ?
Secretary of Labor: David Bonior
Head of NASA: Richard Branson
UN Ambassador: Kinky Friedman (just kidding)

by NicholasWalter 2007-09-08 09:05PM | 0 recs
Re: John Edwards Carries a List of Possible Cabine

That list is really funny , thtas not a bad ticket too Edwards/Warner.

Secretary of treasury  : George Soros , the republicans will be on the streets nationwide.

Your dream will turn into a nightmare quickly.

Some good names on there.

by lori 2007-09-08 09:10PM | 0 recs
Re: John Edwards Carries a List of Possible Cabine

Interesting list, also the ultimate southern ticket.

Kinky Friedman... you are funny.

Why would you abolish the Department of Homeland Security?

NASA Administrator, did not think of that. How about Sheila Widnall. She was former Secretary of the Air Force and headed the Columbia Disaster Commission.

by RJEvans 2007-09-08 09:20PM | 0 recs
Re: John Edwards Carries a List of Possible Cabine

Yeah maybe we won't have to whistle past " dixie" with that ticket .

Edwards/Warner , could be better with a flip though. At least for me Warner/Edwards.

by lori 2007-09-08 09:25PM | 0 recs
Re: John Edwards Carries a List of Possible Cabine

Also, Clark is inelligible to be Secretary of Defense until 2010, unless Congress is willing to make a pass on the rules.

by RJEvans 2007-09-08 09:22PM | 0 recs
Re: John Edwards

I can't even participate in a fantasy list that has John Edwards as President.  

by samueldem 2007-09-09 10:17AM | 0 recs

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