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Joe Fields Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-23-08 07:05 AM
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12. That's the one story I remember. It seems I've always heard talk about
"the best and the brightest" being plucked from Ivy League schools, to fill up his cabinet and staff. You would think that would cause resentment, but it appears Kennedy was pragmatic about several choices as well.
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  -Older DUers; Did Kennedy's cabinet choices draw a lot of flack? Joe Fields  Dec-23-08 12:57 AM   #0 
  - Back then, the parties were less divided along ideological lines  pnwmom   Dec-23-08 01:10 AM   #1 
  - That's how I remember it. "Compromise" was a word of respect. You cld also respect your Rep neighbor  Hekate   Dec-23-08 03:57 AM   #9 
  - As I remember, there were not complaints at the time.  OHdem10   Dec-23-08 01:20 AM   #2 
  - The only complaint I remember is Jack picking his brother to be AG.  napi21   Dec-23-08 01:29 AM   #3 
  - Wow. Hard to imagine a Jeb AG!  Joe Fields   Dec-23-08 01:33 AM   #4 
  - I don't even WANT to think of that! Just saying that if a current Prez  napi21   Dec-23-08 01:39 AM   #5 
     - Oh I hear you. I don't think anyone could ever get away with such a thing now.  Joe Fields   Dec-23-08 01:45 AM   #6 
  - OH NO! There is NO comparison!  nothingtoofear   Dec-23-08 01:54 AM   #7 
  - Like it or not, they are/were both brothers of the President.  napi21   Dec-23-08 02:07 AM   #8 
  - I was only about 10 years old then and even I remember that  karynnj   Dec-23-08 07:21 AM   #13 
  - I was too young to remember but isn't the story that JFK brought  sfexpat2000   Dec-23-08 04:15 AM   #10 
     - 'The Best and the Brightest'  elleng   Dec-23-08 06:11 AM   #11 
     - That's the one story I remember. It seems I've always heard talk about  Joe Fields   Dec-23-08 07:05 AM   #12 
 

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