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Thu Nov 29, 2012, 05:38 PM

CNN: Sec of DEFENSE short list (unsourced): John Kerry, Chuck Hagel, Ashton Carter

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White House personnel shuffle: Who's on the list

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Speculation Rice will be nominated as secretary of state to replace Hillary Clinton is still high, something her recent meetings on Capitol Hill with critics did little to quell. Democratic officials told CNN Rice wanted to visit the Hill to answer questions after the fallout from her appearances on Sunday shows following the attacks in Benghazi.

But Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts, who has long wanted the job, is still in the mix. The former Democratic presidential nominee and chairman of the Senate foreign relations committee has kept a low profile, a potential sign he's continuing to angle for the top diplomatic position. His name has also been floated as an option to head the defense department when Leon Panetta steps down, even though he is said to not want that job.

Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter and former Sen. Chuck Hagel also make the defense list, according to senior Democrats.

Carter has a history of handling budget and business issues, fitting topics at this time.

Hagel, a Republican from Nebraska, is the former deputy administrator of veterans affairs under former President Ronald Reagan, served in the Vietnam War and on the Senate foreign relations committee. A Hagel pick would follow a tradition of nominating bipartisan secretaries of defense, most recently Robert Gates who served under Obama and former President George W. Bush.

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http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2012/11/29/white-house-personnel-shuffle-whos-on-the-list/





I still think that Hagel is being vetting for Director of the CIA, because...

Chuck Hagel is currently the Chairman of President Obama's Intelligence Advisory Board
Assumed office: October 28, 2009
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chuck_Hagel





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Reply CNN: Sec of DEFENSE short list (unsourced): John Kerry, Chuck Hagel, Ashton Carter (Original post)
Tx4obama Nov 2012 OP
DonViejo Nov 2012 #1
question everything Nov 2012 #2
klook Nov 2012 #9
whistler162 Nov 2012 #3
craigmatic Nov 2012 #4
Tx4obama Nov 2012 #6
Zorro Nov 2012 #5
Enrique Nov 2012 #8
wisteria Nov 2012 #7
Guy Whitey Corngood Nov 2012 #10
Beacool Dec 2012 #11

Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 06:07 PM

1. Oh goody!!! More rumors!!! How soon before DU'ers start jumping out of windows?...

And it's still a rumor that the President wants Amb Rice to take over as SoS

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Response to question everything (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 11:25 PM

9. Cain will be Secretary of Uh... Just a minute...

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 07:16 PM

3. I heard John Goodman, Chuck Norris, or maybe Ashton Kutcher

for Secretary of Defense!

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 07:26 PM

4. Kerry deserves an appointment. I want to see a dem as sec of defense. They try to make it seem like

only repubs can do that job.

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Response to craigmatic (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 07:34 PM

6. If Kerry gives up his senate seat for DoD job he'll be out of a job in 4 yrs. I wouldn't do it n/t

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 07:32 PM

5. I think Ashton Carter would have the inside track

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Response to Zorro (Reply #5)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 09:43 PM

8. he will never be confirmed

not after what he did to Demi.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 08:54 PM

7. Well, I think Daffy Duck should be picked for SOS and Minnie Mouse for SOD. n/t

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 07:57 PM

10. Kelso from That 70s Show?

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 12:44 AM

11. Why Kerry for Defense?

He's more suited for SOS and that's the job he's wanted for a long time.

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