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kevinds13 Donating Member (176 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-23-08 11:08 AM
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33. Ok...
Edited on Sun Nov-23-08 11:10 AM by kevinds13
So did you miss all the reports of him being considered for Secretary of State? If it weren't for Clinton, the job was his. How is the #3 spot in the Federal Government "any cabinet slot."

It's not. It's THE Cabinet spot.

Richardson didn't get any help from some mysterious hispanic lobby because he didn't need the help, he had a cushy job lined up based on his resume, not his skin color, sexual orientation, place of origin, etc. Obama is picking those most qualified, and I truly believe an openly homosexual politico will get a slot, so don't count it out when he hasn't officially announced anyone yet.

EDIT for personal feelings on the situation: I would be truly hurt, saddened, mad, etc. if Obama could not find a single spot for an openly gay politico.
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  -On Meet The Press we hear that Hispanic supporters of Obama dsc  Nov-23-08 10:40 AM   #0 
  - My friend, I thought they had a gay person already named for the cabinet or staff?  Sarah Ibarruri   Nov-23-08 10:42 AM   #1 
  - There are some gays on his transition staff  dsc   Nov-23-08 10:46 AM   #3 
  - Ok good! - tho I'm not gay I hope there will be some more put in. nt  Sarah Ibarruri   Nov-23-08 10:49 AM   #10 
  - I think this post answers my question below.  Kristi1696   Nov-23-08 10:52 AM   #19 
  - Well, there is Janet Napolitano...  deadmessengers   Nov-23-08 10:46 AM   #4 
     - who denies she is gay  dsc   Nov-23-08 10:48 AM   #9 
     - Yeah well, did you know Charlie Crist, the gov of my state, is gay and denies it?  Sarah Ibarruri   Nov-23-08 10:51 AM   #16 
     - Cool! nt  Sarah Ibarruri   Nov-23-08 10:49 AM   #11 
  - There should  jaredh   Nov-23-08 10:43 AM   #2 
  - You think hispanics forced Obama's hand  Truth Hurts A Lot   Nov-23-08 10:47 AM   #5 
  - If it was a gay Hispanic, would that count as gay, Hispanic or both?  Bonobo   Nov-23-08 10:47 AM   #6 
  - try to use the word "orientation"  ruggerson   Nov-23-08 10:51 AM   #14 
  - Understood. I certainly will in the future.  Bonobo   Nov-23-08 10:51 AM   #17 
  - so it is Ok for Hispanics but not for us  dsc   Nov-23-08 10:51 AM   #15 
  - Only women know what it is like to be a woman. Same for Hispanics, Asians,  Bonobo   Nov-23-08 10:53 AM   #21 
  - which is why  dsc   Nov-23-08 10:56 AM   #24 
  - Yup. So obviously we should have anarchy. Because people are just OH-SO inscrutable...  BlooInBloo   Nov-23-08 07:27 PM   #60 
  - Richardson was going to get a cabinet position no matter what  cali   Nov-23-08 12:27 PM   #43 
     - His very first appointment was a Jewish man  dsc   Nov-23-08 04:46 PM   #44 
        - You think Rahm wouldn't have got it if he wasn't Jewish?  alwysdrunk   Nov-23-08 05:37 PM   #51 
           - that isn't my point  dsc   Nov-23-08 05:41 PM   #52 
              - No open GBLT is barely mentioned at all  alwysdrunk   Nov-23-08 06:04 PM   #53 
  - Because one starts the canvas with The White Male (aka "normal").....  BlooInBloo   Nov-23-08 07:25 PM   #59 
  - People seem not to understand that affirmative action isn't cronyism  sfexpat2000   Nov-23-08 10:47 AM   #7 
  - Does the demand include closeted gays or only openly gay people?  grantcart   Nov-23-08 10:47 AM   #8 
  - Please name for me an openly gay person on stature with Clinton, Richardson and Napolitano...  Kristi1696   Nov-23-08 10:49 AM   #12 
  - Well there's a can of worms right there  ruggerson   Nov-23-08 10:52 AM   #18 
  - Possibly. And it certainly exists.  Kristi1696   Nov-23-08 11:09 AM   #34 
  - I'm sure thats what kept Bush from coming out....  dmordue   Nov-23-08 11:31 AM   #39 
     - maybe she's closeted because people are so irrational about gays and lesbians  ruggerson   Nov-23-08 12:15 PM   #41 
  - Barney Frank. n/t  deadmessengers   Nov-23-08 10:52 AM   #20 
  - For?  Kristi1696   Nov-23-08 10:57 AM   #25 
     - "an openly gay person on the stature of..." n/t  deadmessengers   Nov-23-08 11:06 AM   #32 
        - With zero chance of being removed from the House right now.  Kristi1696   Nov-23-08 11:14 AM   #35 
  - So Mr. Tood is an outright liar?  dsc   Nov-23-08 10:55 AM   #22 
  - That Hispanics demanded it and it subsequently happened...  Kristi1696   Nov-23-08 11:00 AM   #28 
  - I agree with you Kristi  davidpdx   Nov-24-08 05:22 AM   #69 
  - Big double standard for gays and lesbians  ruggerson   Nov-23-08 10:50 AM   #13 
  - Frankly, I'd be happy with just a strong support of some important  donco6   Nov-23-08 10:55 AM   #23 
  - You telling me you buy into everything you hear on meet the press?  Egnever   Nov-23-08 10:58 AM   #26 
  - Todd would have to be out and out lying  dsc   Nov-23-08 11:00 AM   #29 
  - Hes spouting whatever crap comes into his head or sounds good.  Egnever   Nov-23-08 11:27 AM   #37 
     - If it had been state you would be right  dsc   Nov-23-08 11:37 AM   #40 
  - Listen buddy  ruggerson   Nov-23-08 12:22 PM   #42 
     - thanks  dsc   Nov-23-08 04:53 PM   #45 
  - So Bill Richardson was not in consideration  kevinds13   Nov-23-08 10:59 AM   #27 
  - The word was major Cabinet slot  dsc   Nov-23-08 11:01 AM   #31 
     - Ok...  kevinds13   Nov-23-08 11:08 AM   #33 
  - Hispanic tokenism = OK, republican tokenism = OK, LGBT tokenism = "only the most qualified!!!"  hulklogan   Nov-23-08 11:01 AM   #30 
  - You think Richardson is an affirmative action placement?  dmordue   Nov-23-08 11:26 AM   #36 
  - Its very insulting  Uzybone   Nov-23-08 05:23 PM   #49 
     - that is total bullshit  dsc   Nov-23-08 05:28 PM   #50 
        - Your the one who thinks Richardson was only picked  Uzybone   Nov-23-08 10:35 PM   #62 
           - No I don't  dsc   Nov-24-08 03:58 AM   #67 
  - You make a very valid point. n/t  Skwmom   Nov-23-08 11:30 AM   #38 
  - But what is "commerence" ... ?  BlueMTexpat   Nov-23-08 04:56 PM   #46 
  - Hispanics did not just lobby hard for "a Hispanic"  democrattotheend   Nov-23-08 05:18 PM   #47 
  - that is a flat out, bald faced lie  dsc   Nov-23-08 05:21 PM   #48 
     - Sorry, maybe I was confusing your thread with a different thread  democrattotheend   Nov-23-08 10:27 PM   #61 
        - I recommended both for HUD  dsc   Nov-24-08 03:57 AM   #66 
  - I'm starting to see your side of it, by why 'open'  alwysdrunk   Nov-23-08 06:14 PM   #54 
  - as people probably not  dsc   Nov-23-08 06:20 PM   #55 
  - Next time you start this thread, I want you to include in your title the name of the gay individual  malik flavors   Nov-23-08 07:13 PM   #56 
  - Do you know who Roberta Achtenberg is?  ruggerson   Nov-23-08 07:19 PM   #57 
  - What cabinet post do you think she is qualified for?  Uzybone   Nov-23-08 10:37 PM   #63 
  - when I posted names before they were totally ignored.  dsc   Nov-24-08 03:55 AM   #65 
  - At least it's clear which side of the "hang together" versus "hang seperately" divide you're on.  BlooInBloo   Nov-23-08 07:23 PM   #58 
  - ah well..if Meet the Press said something..  stillcool47   Nov-23-08 11:17 PM   #64 
  - Because they've signed on to the MSM basic platform: their job isn't to determine what's true...  BlooInBloo   Nov-24-08 04:14 AM   #68 

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