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IrateCitizen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-26-04 12:15 PM
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8. A cabinet position would be the worst thing for him
People in the cabinet are hamstrung by the fact that they serve not at the request of the people, but at the request of the President. Therefore, they are captive to the President's broader overall view.

DK in the cabinet would not be free to continue to call for an immediate end to the occupation of Iraq, an immediate end to our military footprint standing astride the globe like a giant Colossus, an immediate end to the ever-ballooning Pentagon budget. He'd be trapped into supporting whatever Kerry's viewpoints on these issues might be.

DK could wield a lot more power either where he is right now in the House, working to expand the Progressive Caucus, or with a Senate bid.
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