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Response to merrily (Reply #32)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 03:46 PM

34. He was reflecting the values of the people to whom he was accountable.

If that's his standard, he'll be okay as Sec of Def.

He was accountable to Nebraska (including Republican primary) voters in 1998 (an extremely homophobic lot, especially back then) and he would be accountable to Obama today.

And, people do grow and learn. Robert Byrd is such an example.

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