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Tue Jul 10, 2012, 12:49 AM

Romney: Cabinet won’t be ‘filled with academics and politicians’


By Holly Bailey, Yahoo! News

Mitt Romney still isn't talking about his search for a vice presidential running mate, but he offered some hints in a radio interview Monday about how he would staff his potential White House.
In an interview with conservative radio host Michael Medved, Romney said his potential Cabinet would be made up of people who have had "real jobs." In a shot at President Barack Obama, the Republican nominee said, "My Cabinet will not be filled with academics and politicians alone."
"It would be a very different lineup than the president has assembled. His team is almost entirely void of anyone with any experience in the business sector, in the private sector, that understands how the economy works," Romney told Medved. "I will assuredly have members of my team who have had experience in the real world, in the private sector… It will have a number of people who have been out working real jobs so they understand what it takes to keep real jobs in America and to have real jobs coming back."
But Romney declined to name any specific people he's eying for a potential White House post. He told Medved most of the individuals he's looking to recruit already have jobs and "wouldn't appreciate having their employer think they might be going."

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/romney-cabinet-won-t-filled-academics-politicians-021220567.html
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In the real world Mitt - Academics are the ones that teach and have more than enough experience to teach those who have "jobs" in the business/private sector.

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Reply Romney: Cabinet won’t be ‘filled with academics and politicians’ (Original post)
Smilo Jul 2012 OP
ThoughtCriminal Jul 2012 #1
Voice for Peace Jul 2012 #2
Kennah Jul 2012 #6
Voice for Peace Jul 2012 #13
rhett o rick Jul 2012 #3
Art_from_Ark Jul 2012 #5
ladym55 Jul 2012 #4
samsingh Jul 2012 #7
liberal N proud Jul 2012 #8
Retrograde Jul 2012 #12
Raven Jul 2012 #9
Kennah Jul 2012 #15
Proud Liberal Dem Jul 2012 #10
Arkana Jul 2012 #11
WI_DEM Jul 2012 #14
Rosanna Lopez Jul 2012 #16
EmeraldCityGrl Jul 2012 #17

Response to Smilo (Original post)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 12:57 AM

1. Cronies, psychophants, ideological know-nothings.

Would that pretty much cover it?

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Response to ThoughtCriminal (Reply #1)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 01:06 AM

2. Oilmen, Gasmen, Handlers & Thieves, Rich Men, Holy Men in Magic Underbriefs

 

underbrieves?

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Response to Voice for Peace (Reply #2)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 01:41 AM

6. What, no bankers!?

Oh, wait, sorry. You said thieves. My bad.

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Response to Kennah (Reply #6)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 11:25 AM

13. can't believe I didn't include bankers

 

but "thieves" does cover almost everybody.

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Response to Smilo (Original post)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 01:12 AM

3. Horsemen. Where is good ole Brownie? nm

 

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Response to rhett o rick (Reply #3)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 01:34 AM

5. Specifically, Four Horsemen

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Response to Smilo (Original post)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 01:24 AM

4. Spiffy

Let's fill the cabinet with all the greedy bastards who took the nation to the brink in 2008. THAT will work well for the nation, now, won't it?

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Response to Smilo (Original post)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 01:44 AM

7. only his lecharous treacherous rich bastards who have done nothing for the country

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Response to Smilo (Original post)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 06:51 AM

8. It will be filled with the corporate raider types

The types he used to close the companies of Bain Capital.

We sure wouldn't want any of those smart people running the country.



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Response to liberal N proud (Reply #8)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 10:20 AM

12. And recycled Bush officials

His foreign policy advisers include those wonderful folk who brought us Afghanistan and Iraq.

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Response to Smilo (Original post)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 07:15 AM

9. Absolutely! He's recruiting at Clown College. n/t

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Response to Raven (Reply #9)

Wed Jul 11, 2012, 02:49 AM

15. Send in the clowns

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Response to Smilo (Original post)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 08:20 AM

10. Yeah

perish the thought that we might want (and need) "smart" people running the most powerful country in the world.

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Response to Smilo (Original post)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 08:44 AM

11. "I'll just fill it with Hoover disciples who have never set foot in a supermarket."

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Response to Smilo (Original post)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 11:26 AM

14. Of course not! it will be full of one percenters just like himself!

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Response to Smilo (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2012, 02:54 AM

16. Twilight Zone

What a laugh.

Obama's financial team, starting with Timothy Geithner, is full of Wall Street and Goldman Sachs cronies!

The problem is that there aren't ENOUGH academics and other types in the Obama administration. There are too MANY people already there from the private sector.

It's like living in an alternate universe.

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Response to Smilo (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2012, 03:45 AM

17. Wonder how many would be Mormon, possibly from his church.n/t

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