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philosophie_en_rose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 01:49 PM
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Cast the next Democratic admin!
Edited on Sun Jul-20-03 01:50 PM by philosophie_en_rose
Choose your:

President of the United States:
Vice President:
Speaker of the House:
President pro tem of the Senate:
(National Security Advisor: )
(White House Chief of Staff: )
(White House Press Secretary: )
(FCC Commissioners: )
(Supreme Court Justices (and whom they replace) ):
Secretary of State:
Secretary of the Treasury:
Secretary of Defense:
Attorney General:
Secretary of Homeland Security:
Secretary of the Interior:
Secretary of Agriculture:
Secretary of Commerce:
Secretary of Labor:
Secretary of Health and Human Services:
Secretary of Housing and Urban Development:
Secretary of Transportation:
Secretary of Energy:
Secretary of Education:
Secretary of Veterans' Affairs:


This is all in fun. :) If you don't like someone's choice, don't choose them. But add and subtract whatever categories you like.


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goobergunch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 01:51 PM
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1. I'll start
President of the United States: Howard Dean
Vice President: Wesley Clark
Speaker of the House: Nancy Pelosi (if we can get +12)
President pro tem of the Senate: Robert Byrd (seniority/+2)
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sasquatch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 01:55 PM
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2. how about this
POTUS: Dennis Kucinich
VP: Howard Dean
Speaker of the house: Nancy Pelosi
Senate Majority Leader: Russ Fiengold
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Ishkaboogl Donating Member (176 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 02:08 PM
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3. how bout this
President of the United States: Wesley Clark
Vice President: Bob Graham
Speaker of the House: Nancy Pelosi (probably ain't gonna happen anytime soon)
President pro tem of the Senate: Robert Byrd (a little more likely)
(National Security Advisor: )
(White House Chief of Staff: )
(White House Press Secretary: )
(FCC Commissioners: )
(Supreme Court Justices (and whom they replace) ):
Secretary of State: John Kerry
Secretary of the Treasury: Robert Rubin (couldn't think of anyone else, except maybe Paul Krugman)
Secretary of Defense: Max Cleland
Attorney General: John Edwards (if he loses reelection)
Secretary of Homeland Security: Gary Hart
Secretary of the Interior:
Secretary of Agriculture:
Secretary of Commerce:
Secretary of Labor: Martin Manley (former assistant secretary of labor, and also my current boss, so i'm a little biased)
Secretary of Health and Human Services:
Secretary of Housing and Urban Development: Jerry Brown or Mike Dukakis
Secretary of Transportation: Ellen Tauscher
Secretary of Energy:
Secretary of Education: Jim Jeffords
Secretary of Veterans' Affairs: John McCain (if he wanted it)

If Fritz Hollings loses reelection, he needs to go somewhere too.
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philosophie_en_rose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 02:08 PM
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4. My choices
Edited on Sun Jul-20-03 02:11 PM by philosophie_en_rose
I started this thread, because I was so impressed with Gary Hart and hope that he is involved in the next administration. Because this is my fantasy team, I'll ignore the likelihood of certain combinations.

President of the United States: Howard Dean
Vice President: John Kerry
Speaker of the House: Jim McDermott
(National Security Advisor): Gary Hart
(White House Press Secretary): Al Sharpton
(Supreme Court Justice): Replace Scalia with Bill Clinton.
Secretary of Defense: Wesley Clark
Attorney General: John Edwards
Secretary of Homeland Security: Bob Graham
Secretary of Labor: Dennis Kucinich
Secretary of Veterans' Affairs: Max Cleland



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tsipple Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 02:18 PM
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5. OK, My List...
Edited on Sun Jul-20-03 02:32 PM by tsipple
President: Howard Dean
Vice President: Mary Landrieu
Speaker of the House: Nancy Pelosi
President Pro Tem of the Senate: Robert Byrd
National Security Advisor: Madeline Albright
White House Chief of Staff: Joe Trippi
White House Press Secretary: Nancy Skinner (if she doesn't win her Senate bid)
FCC Commissioners: Chelsea Clinton and Lawrence Lessig
Supreme Court Justices: Laurence Tribe (replacing Reinquist), William Jefferson Clinton (replacing O'Connor), Anita Hill (replacing Stevens)
Secretary of State: Al Gore
Secretary of the Treasury: Lawrence Summers (bring 'em back from Harvard)
Secretary of Defense: Wesley Clark
Attorney General: Vernon Jordan
Secretary of Homeland Security: None. (Department abolished.)
Secretary of the Interior: Gary Locke
Secretary of Agriculture: either Ben Cohen or Jerry Greenfield (of ice cream fame)
Secretary of Commerce: Gary Hirshberg (CEO Stonyfield Farms)
Secretary of Labor: Richard Gephardt
Secretary of Health and Human Services: Elizabeth Birch (Human Rights Campaign Executive Director)
Secretary of Housing and Urban Development: Carol Moseley-Braun
Secretary of Transportation: Michael Dukakis
Secretary of Energy: Gray Davis
Secretary of Education: Paul Vallas (former Chicago Schools Superintendant)
Secretary of Veterans' Affairs: Colin Powell (keep your friends close and your enemies even closer...) or former Nebraska senator Bob Kerry.

Top that, DUers! :-)

(On edit: added Nancy Skinner. I agree Max Cleland deserves the Veterans' Affairs post. Democrats have lots of great choices there -- fewer chickenhawks. Minimum he should get a choice ambassadorship. Also Margarethe Cammermeyer as Army Secretary. Also changed Breyer to Stevens. Meant Stevens, due to age risk.)
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lastliberalintexas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 02:30 PM
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6. Nice list for the most part
But why would you want to replace Breyer? Granted, he's not a leftie, but he ain't Scalia or Thomas either. And if we're talking realm of possible or probable, Kennedy would retire before Breyer. Just wondering...

And I'd put Mario Cuomo on the Court and dream of Jim McDermott as Speaker.
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UrbScotty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 04:49 PM
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7. My picks are:
President Howard Dean
Vice President Wesley Clark
Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert (219R, 215D, 1I)
President pro tem of the Senate Robert Byrd (50D, 49R, 1I)
Supreme Court Justice Damon Keith of MI replaces John Paul Stevend
CIA Director Olympia Snowe
Secretary of State Bob Graham
Secretary of Defense John Kerry
Attorney General Dennis Kucinich
Secretary of Homeland Security Joe Lieberman
Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack
Secretary of Labor Dick Gephardt
Secretary of Health and Human Services John Edwards
Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Al Sharpton
Secretary of Transportation John McCain
Secretary of Education Carol Moseley Braun
Secretary of Veterans' Affairs Max Cleland

No Secretaries of the Treasury, Interior, Commerce, or Energy yet
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FuriousMNDem Donating Member (447 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 07:59 PM
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8. You will all love my picks.
Edited on Sun Jul-20-03 08:00 PM by AngryMNDem
Especially the Presidential pick!

Okay, Maybe not.

President of the United States: Gephardt
Vice President: Kucinich
Speaker of the House: Nancy Pelosi
Majority Leader: Steny Hoyer
Majority Whip: Sheila Jackson Lee
President pro tem of the Senate: Ted Kennedy
Senate Majority Leader: Russ Feingold
Senate Majority Whip: Dick Durbin
National Security Advisor: Joe Biden
White House Chief of Staff: Mark or David Wellstone
White House Press Secretary: Mike Malloy
FCC Commissioners: Guy James, Nancy Skinner
Secretary of State: A. Gore
Treasury: Carol Johnson (Minnesota state Treasurer)
Secretary of Defense: Clark
Attorney General: Byrd
Homeland Security: Graham
Interior: Deb Callahan (head of the League of Conservation Voters)
Agriculture: Harkin
Commerce: Nader
Labor: The other Wellstone (see Chief of Staff)
Health and Human Services: Dean
Housing and Urban Development: Carter
Transportation: Hollings
Energy: Jeffords
Education: T. Gore
Veterans' Affairs: McCain
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