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GoesTo11 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-26-08 01:50 AM
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56. LBJ made this point colorfully
"Its probably better to have him inside the tent pissing out, than outside the tent pissing in."

Although probably wouldn't have been a good choice of words for Obama in this case.



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  -Meet the Press & Newsweek: Obama Hints at Naming Clinton to His 'Team of Rivals' BigBearJohn  May-25-08 08:06 PM   #0 
  - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   May-25-08 08:07 PM   #1 
  - She's a woman, let her fetch the coffee  Heather MC   May-26-08 12:32 AM   #53 
  - I saw an interview with him recently,  FLDem5   May-25-08 08:09 PM   #2 
  - Secretary of Health and Human Services?  PM7nj   May-25-08 08:16 PM   #10 
     - I think that would be a good spot for her, too. I also thought maybe Sec. of the Interior. (nt)  scarletwoman   May-25-08 09:26 PM   #41 
     - She had real success in Arkansas with education reform  eridani   May-25-08 10:50 PM   #48 
  - DKG is totally pro-Clinton. Well, before her murderous side came out. so I expect that from her.  ossman   May-25-08 08:09 PM   #3 
  - The confirmation hearings alone would be worth it.  billyoc   May-25-08 08:11 PM   #5 
  - does DKG acknowledge the overwhelming evidence that LBJ offed JFK?  RainDog   May-25-08 08:14 PM   #7 
  - You must be too young to remember the LBJ  Frances   May-25-08 08:21 PM   #15 
     - LOL  RainDog   May-26-08 06:33 AM   #57 
        - You think LBJ conspired to murder JFK?  Frances   May-26-08 09:35 AM   #59 
           - Jack Ruby told the world, on camera... but funny, that  RainDog   May-26-08 12:26 PM   #61 
  - I don't think the supreme court is a good place for her..but I do think  movonne   May-25-08 08:36 PM   #22 
  - I caught that too, He talked about needing to win . I think that also suggested he would pick  Johnny__Motown   May-25-08 08:10 PM   #4 
  - She just "killed" her VP chances on Friday  FARAFIELD   May-25-08 08:14 PM   #6 
  - well said  WillYourVoteBCounted   May-25-08 08:38 PM   #23 
  - Ted Strickland would never accept VP from Obama.  VeraAgnes   May-25-08 08:16 PM   #9 
  - Didn't Edwards, Richardson and Biden also run against him at one point? nt  Kristi1696   May-25-08 08:14 PM   #8 
  - I think Richardson would be the best vp  RainDog   May-25-08 08:18 PM   #12 
     - secretary of state  BareNakedLiberal   May-26-08 02:52 PM   #62 
  - Just as long as she's not his VP. She's not trustworthy enough to be second in command.  Blondiegrrl   May-25-08 08:18 PM   #11 
  - ain't that the truth  RainDog   May-25-08 08:20 PM   #13 
  - Not SecDef , AG or State either. There are very few Cabinet positions that...  speedoo   May-25-08 08:26 PM   #18 
  - He would have to take showers with a bullet proof vest on  Heather MC   May-26-08 12:36 AM   #55 
  - Appoint them joint ambassadors to Bumfuckistan  tularetom   May-25-08 08:21 PM   #14 
  - It really bothers me when DUers  Frances   May-25-08 08:27 PM   #19 
     - Obama has run an honorable campaign. Hillary has not  WillYourVoteBCounted   May-25-08 08:39 PM   #25 
     - You'll have to excuse me - I've been kind of tired for the past 16 years  tularetom   May-25-08 09:00 PM   #31 
        - I appreciate your thoughtful response  Frances   May-25-08 10:39 PM   #47 
  - BigBearJohn, BigBearJack  Tatiana   May-25-08 08:22 PM   #16 
  - If there's a cabinet position where she could serve without bringing in DLC bullshit  newmajority   May-25-08 08:25 PM   #17 
  - It is certainly possible.  H2O Man   May-25-08 08:28 PM   #20 
  - Oh, no, I don't think so. "All options are on the table" for SoS? Haven't we had enough of that?  scarletwoman   May-25-08 09:10 PM   #37 
     - She could be good there.  H2O Man   May-25-08 09:16 PM   #38 
        - Family and children stuff, early education, day care -- all kinds of things she could be a powerful  scarletwoman   May-25-08 09:23 PM   #40 
  - I would instantly lose ALL respect for him and withdraw ALL support  ima_sinnic   May-25-08 08:28 PM   #21 
  - He's just being nice. If you pin your hopes on this you will be disappointed.  dkf   May-25-08 08:39 PM   #24 
  - I think offering her a Cabinet position is an excellent idea.  scarletwoman   May-25-08 09:44 PM   #45 
  - WILL SOMEBODY ANSWER THIS QUESTION: Can you fire your VP after taking office?!  DerekJ   May-25-08 08:40 PM   #26 
  - No but you can Quail them. eom  smiley_glad_hands   May-25-08 08:42 PM   #28 
  - She can be Sec. of Education. She needs some schooling. eom  smiley_glad_hands   May-25-08 08:41 PM   #27 
  - In his cabinet, yes. As veep, no.  TheDoorbellRang   May-25-08 08:46 PM   #29 
  - Sounds more like a hint for Chuck Hagle  MindMatter   May-25-08 08:53 PM   #30 
  - How did that work out for Lincoln? n/t  AntiFascist   May-25-08 09:06 PM   #32 
  - ..  anonymous171   May-25-08 09:07 PM   #34 
  - Oh yea. I forgot it was Lincoln's VP that shot him in the head.  PM7nj   May-25-08 09:08 PM   #35 
     - I don't get it. The actor John Wilkes Booth shot Abraham Lincoln.  Radio_Lady   May-25-08 11:14 PM   #50 
     - Of course it was.  PM7nj   May-26-08 12:23 AM   #52 
     - That's like blaming Hillary for everything bad in the world...  AntiFascist   May-26-08 12:13 PM   #60 
  - 1. she's still running for POTUS  iconicgnom   May-25-08 09:06 PM   #33 
  - I think I will file this with "I take her at her word" that he keeps repeating.  Yael   May-25-08 09:08 PM   #36 
  - No, not after what she said about RFK. Maybe before, but not now.  Raksha   May-25-08 09:19 PM   #39 
  - It's not about VP, it's about offering her a cabinet post. It would be a very shrewd move. (nt)  scarletwoman   May-25-08 09:30 PM   #42 
  - I thought Hillary would have been a good VP pick, but I'm not so sure after her gaffe.  Walter Sobchak   May-25-08 09:37 PM   #43 
  - If he does, he's a fool with a capital F.  JeanGrey   May-25-08 09:44 PM   #44 
  - Obama didn't need Andrew Sullivan to tell him about  janeaustin   May-25-08 09:48 PM   #46 
  - I have to say, if Obama is taking advice from Sullivan it scares the hell out of me  dsc   May-25-08 11:04 PM   #49 
  - I LIKE IT! then when stuff doesn't go right, he can blame Bill and Hillary!  CreekDog   May-25-08 11:14 PM   #51 
  - He's going to have a team of rats??  cliffordu   May-26-08 12:35 AM   #54 
  - LBJ made this point colorfully  GoesTo11   May-26-08 01:50 AM   #56 
  - She'l be too busy picking up the pieces from the Wreck of the SS Obama.  Perry Logan   May-26-08 06:36 AM   #58 
 

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