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Sat Dec 1, 2012, 02:10 AM

Possibility of Pres Obama appointing the first female Secretary of Defense (Michèle Flournoy)



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The top names under consideration for defense secretary are former Republican Sen. Chuck Hagel of Nebraska, former top Pentagon official Michele Flournoy, Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Democratic Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts. Among those, Kerry is seen as desiring the secretary of state's job more.

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Flournoy would be the first woman to lead the Defense Department. She served in the Pentagon under Panetta as undersecretary of defense for policy, resigning early this year. She served as a foreign policy adviser to Obama during his re-election campaign.

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/30/obama-defense-pick-could-_0_n_2221136.html



Michèle Flournoy bio: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michele_Flournoy

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 01:26 PM

1. Interesting......

I think Kerry might be better with his Senate links, but it sounds like she could definitely do the job.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 07:18 PM

2. I would like to see Michele Flournoy become the first female Secretary of Defense. n/t

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 08:20 PM

3. Why not? What a great stride forward?

I vote YES!

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 08:50 PM

4. Here's a crazy idea...

...why don't we hire the best person for the job, regardless of gender?

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