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Captains of Industry Could Populate McCain Cabinet ( Lieberman Potential Cabinet Member)
Reuters ^ | January 11th, 2008 | Andy Sullivan

Posted on 01/11/2008 7:14:57 PM PST by fight_truth_decay

MT. PLEASANT, South Carolina - Cisco Systems’ John Chambers and FedEx founder Fred Smith could be among those asked to serve in a John McCain cabinet, the Arizona senator said on Friday.


Photo credit: Reuters/Jim Young. US Senator John McCain
greets supporters at a campaign event in Summerville, South Carolina,
January 11, 2008.

But their services would have to come at a discount.

“I want to go get the best and the brightest, whether they’re Republican or Democrat, and I’m going to tell these men and women: ‘Work for a dollar. Work for a dollar a year. You’ve done pretty well in America. And serve America and help us put government back on a business basis, so we’re not wasting taxpayers’ dollars,’ ” McCain said at a campaign in South Carolina ahead of the state’s January 26 primary contest.

McCain, fresh from winning the Republican primary in New Hampshire, went on to contrast the efficiency of companies like Wal-Mart and FedEx with the Bush administration’s fumbling response to Hurricane Katrina, which decimated much of the Gulf coast in 2005.

McCain also mentioned Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman as a potential cabinet member. Lieberman, a former Democrat now serving as an independent, has endorsed McCain’s candidacy.

Left off the list was South Carolina Republican Sen. Linsday Graham, a McCain supporter who introduced him at the rally.

Graham said that was fine by him.

“Ive got the best job in America. Everybody elected to the Senate from South Carolina lives to be 100,” Graham told Reuters after the event.

Graham became South Carolina’s first new senator since 1965 when he was elected in 2002. His predecessor, Strom Thurmond, retired at age 100.


TOPICS: Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cabinet; cisco; joelieberman; joementum; lieberman; mccain; sc2008
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If you are wondering what Lieberman has been up to lately.
1 posted on 01/11/2008 7:15:01 PM PST by fight_truth_decay
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To: fight_truth_decay

Forget the cabinet. McCain will choose Lieberman as his Veep. You can bet on it.


2 posted on 01/11/2008 7:16:55 PM PST by inkling (exurbanleague.com)
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To: fight_truth_decay
"whether they're are Republican or Democrat"

Would McCain's Cabinet be called the Gang of 15?

3 posted on 01/11/2008 7:21:38 PM PST by Ben Ficklin
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To: Ben Ficklin

The Sleepin’ Geezers.


4 posted on 01/11/2008 7:24:18 PM PST by managusta (For those who feel, life is a tragedy,for others who think, it is a comedy.)
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To: fight_truth_decay

Chicks haven’t hatched yet.


5 posted on 01/11/2008 7:25:20 PM PST by Paladin2 (Huma for co-president!)
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To: Ben Ficklin
A little off topic, but, wth - McCain has been calling himself a Baptist since he started campaigning in SC. LOL. This is after a lifetime of calling himself an Episcopalian.
6 posted on 01/11/2008 7:25:38 PM PST by khnyny (Clinton and Co. are the carnies of American politics.)
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To: fight_truth_decay

If McCain gets the nomination AND gets Hillary, he could win 40 states. With that would come Republican seats in the House.


7 posted on 01/11/2008 7:28:04 PM PST by jpf
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To: TitansAFC; meandog; therut; Laissez-faire capitalist; MARTIAL MONK; napscoordinator; sportutegrl; ..
The McCain List.
8 posted on 01/11/2008 7:28:04 PM PST by Norman Bates
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To: fight_truth_decay
Gotta leave Cabinet spots for Huck and Thompson, for being cooperative during the campaign. Like, not attacking McCain at all during last night's debate.

Huck indicated to the NYT reporter that he would like Interior or HHS.

Thompson needs something that isn't that taxing, but will keep Jeri and he on the A-list, invitation wise.

9 posted on 01/11/2008 7:33:09 PM PST by Plutarch
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To: khnyny
A little off topic, but, wth - McCain has been calling himself a Baptist since he started campaigning in SC. LOL. This is after a lifetime of calling himself an Episcopalian.

Check this out. http://www.abpnews.com/www/2753.article No big deal IMO, but a presbyterian or lutheran church would seem to make more since coming from and episcopalian background if he was thinking about casually switching churches.

10 posted on 01/11/2008 7:34:29 PM PST by bahblahbah (conservative confessional reformed evangelical yadda yadda yadda christian against huckamania)
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To: khnyny
Baptist? Episcopalian?

He is a westerner. The GOP can't win with a north easterner or a southerner

11 posted on 01/11/2008 7:36:49 PM PST by Ben Ficklin
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To: Ben Ficklin

LOL. John McCain approached John Kerry in ‘04 about becoming his running mate. LOL. Do you want the link?


12 posted on 01/11/2008 7:45:41 PM PST by khnyny (Clinton and Co. are the carnies of American politics.)
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To: inkling

LOL

what’s next,AlGore in charge of the EPA?


13 posted on 01/11/2008 7:48:28 PM PST by hercuroc
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To: inkling
Forget the cabinet. McCain will choose Lieberman as his Veep. You can bet on it.

I wouldn't bet on it. Given McCain's age, he will want to pick someone considerably younger than himself as VP. That would eliminate Lieberman.

I think Gov. Pawlenty is much more likely. We need someone who will help us pick up a blue state with a lot of EV.

14 posted on 01/11/2008 7:56:47 PM PST by freespirited (Still a proud member of the Stupid Party. It beats the Evil Party any day of the week.)
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To: freespirited
We need someone who will help us pick up a blue state with a lot of EV.

I appreciate your concerns, but McCain isn't interested in what we conservatives need. His entire career is based on sticking it to us every chance he gets. He's been my Senator for decades; this is how he operates.

Just look at all his major bills: McCain-Lieberman, McCain-Kennedy, McCain-Feingold, etc., etc. If he gets the nomination, he will no longer about "what's best for the GOP." He will tack WAY to the left and form a "unity ticket."

15 posted on 01/11/2008 8:02:43 PM PST by inkling (exurbanleague.com)
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To: Plutarch
Gotta leave Cabinet spots for Huck and Thompson, for being cooperative during the campaign

Your as bad as a truther.....try haldol, that should help.

16 posted on 01/11/2008 8:04:20 PM PST by HerrBlucher (Fred will crush the beast and send her back through the gates of hell.)
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To: Ben Ficklin

How about the “Keating 15” it has a ring to it!


17 posted on 01/11/2008 8:10:14 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Your "dirt" on Fred is about as persuasive as a Nancy Pelosi Veteran's Day Speech)
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To: fight_truth_decay

Captains of industry eh.....I guess the door will be wide open for a flood if illegals.


18 posted on 01/11/2008 8:31:43 PM PST by spokeshave (Hey GOP...NO money till border closed and criminal illegals deported)
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To: khnyny

Yeah.


19 posted on 01/11/2008 8:35:01 PM PST by onja (We will either find a way or make one. - Hannibal Barca)
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To: HerrBlucher; truther
Your as bad as a truther.....

Just incorrigible.

Who is truther, a Freeper by that name? You'd think that you'd ping truther if so.

20 posted on 01/11/2008 8:36:04 PM PST by Plutarch
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To: onja

Is “yeah” saying you remember and agree or is “yeah” saying you want the link?


21 posted on 01/11/2008 8:37:35 PM PST by khnyny (Clinton and Co. are the carnies of American politics.)
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To: Plutarch

LOL!


22 posted on 01/11/2008 8:41:45 PM PST by HerrBlucher (Fred will crush the beast and send her back through the gates of hell.)
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To: fight_truth_decay

I’m sorry, was I in a coma during the nomination process. Surely the nod wasn’t given to the head Rino after a single victory in a state where he was supposed to win from the gitgo. However, this thread sure smacks of a fait accompli. (Sigh) Guess I’ll remove the Thompson sign from my yard. There’s no sense in pressing on.


23 posted on 01/11/2008 8:47:14 PM PST by Dionysius (Jingoism is no vice.)
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24 posted on 01/11/2008 8:54:25 PM PST by TigersEye (Crusty is as Crusty does.)
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To: khnyny
Do you want the link?

Yes, please.

25 posted on 01/11/2008 8:57:44 PM PST by TigersEye (Crusty is as Crusty does.)
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To: jpf
If McCain gets the nomination AND gets Hillary, he could win 40 states. With that would come Republican seats in the House.

I agree. Maine, for instance, could go rhino red..but red is red. CT, MA, NH, MA..all and all this could be "Check Mate".

The Telecoms and their suppliers need a boost as well; plus market friendly with the Big Box neighborhood included. Communication opened up with leaders of industry without the punishment rhetoric is a positive.

Getting more interesting, so my interest is peaked. Have been bored lately with "tears on my pillow" or "fairy tales" running as lead story. The Billions Clinton wants to spend on the sub prime fiasco which is a mostly welfare bail outs for the "typical sub-prime borrower"(small percentage of all borrowers) said to have lots of credit-card debt, big car payments etc.. so refinancing to pay some of it off."

Undecided, but at least dialog is intelligent for a change. Interesting.

26 posted on 01/11/2008 9:03:50 PM PST by fight_truth_decay
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To: khnyny

Er, I want the link. Should have been more clear in my affirmative.


27 posted on 01/11/2008 9:07:00 PM PST by onja (We will either find a way or make one. - Hannibal Barca)
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To: fight_truth_decay
"Captains Of Industry Could Populate McCain Cabinet"

I believe it.


28 posted on 01/11/2008 9:08:48 PM PST by Iron Munro (Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress; but I repeat myself.)
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To: TigersEye

http://mydd.com/story/2007/4/3/11936/97033

Read some of the comments - most enlightening.

Like this:

I want to know why the Dems are talking (none / 0)

Kerry and Daschle have kept these particular juicy tidbits under their hats for years even though timely revelation could have done them much political good (especially Kerry, who got some flack at the time). Why dump it out now when it just embarasses and infuriates McCain? If McCain is still in the Senate in 2009 he’ll be a lot harder to work with, and if they’re planning to zing his presidential campaign I’d think they should wait until the thick of the campaign. At present the Republicans can just drop him with little harm to their prospects.

by curtadams on Tue Apr 03, 2007 at 10:42:14 AM EST


29 posted on 01/11/2008 9:12:17 PM PST by khnyny (Clinton and Co. are the carnies of American politics.)
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To: khnyny

Who cares about John McCain?


30 posted on 01/11/2008 9:12:28 PM PST by nygoose
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To: khnyny

“I was raised in an Episcopal church and attended high school at a high school called Episcopal High School. I have attended North Phoenix Baptist Church for many years, and the most important thing is that I’m a Christian. And I don’t have anything else to say on the issue,” McCain said.

http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalradar/2007/09/john-mccain-the.html


31 posted on 01/11/2008 9:13:24 PM PST by fight_truth_decay
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To: nygoose
Who cares about John McCain?

Seems like a lot of folks, as they didn't throw votes toward the other candidates.

32 posted on 01/11/2008 9:15:22 PM PST by fight_truth_decay
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To: TigersEye
Democrats, McCain and the Iraq War
33 posted on 01/11/2008 9:20:51 PM PST by fight_truth_decay
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To: khnyny

That is an interesting comment. Thank you for the link.


34 posted on 01/11/2008 9:26:50 PM PST by TigersEye (Crusty is as Crusty does.)
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To: spokeshave
Captains of industry eh.....I guess the door will be wide open for a flood if illegals.

Those mentioned would rather hire from India ;)..science, engineering, technology -education required.

Work ethic another story.

35 posted on 01/11/2008 9:27:22 PM PST by fight_truth_decay
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To: TigersEye

You are most welcome.


36 posted on 01/11/2008 9:31:06 PM PST by khnyny (Clinton and Co. are the carnies of American politics.)
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To: fight_truth_decay
John McCain - Leadership for America
37 posted on 01/11/2008 9:52:40 PM PST by End Times Crusader (John McCain 2008 - Leadership for America)
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To: Iron Munro
Cisco Systems’ John Chambers and FedEx founder Fred Smith

Merrill Lynch & Co. Inc. CEO John Thain and private-equity pioneer Henry Kravis, co-founder of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. also named.

Heavy hitters that SHOULD be listened to and learned from.

Many of us do.

38 posted on 01/11/2008 9:53:02 PM PST by fight_truth_decay
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To: End Times Crusader

#38

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1952399/posts?page=28


39 posted on 01/11/2008 9:54:47 PM PST by fight_truth_decay
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To: fight_truth_decay

I wonder how many people who saw that thought “Episcopal High School” was a run of the mill Christian school, and how many realized that it was one of the most prestigious prep schools in the country (especially outside New England) that naturally attracts people of every faith.

But to be fair, I think the school maintains a stronger Christian identity than many other prep schools with similar roots.


40 posted on 01/11/2008 10:03:34 PM PST by Young Scholar
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To: fight_truth_decay

Thanks for the link.


41 posted on 01/11/2008 10:08:01 PM PST by TigersEye (Crusty is as Crusty does.)
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To: fight_truth_decay

It would suck for Merrill Lynch. Do you have any idea how hard it is for Wall Street banks to find talented executives today? And recruiting Thain was their big coup...


42 posted on 01/11/2008 10:08:24 PM PST by Young Scholar
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To: fight_truth_decay
It was the strawberries! But they laughed and made jokes.

43 posted on 01/12/2008 3:26:01 AM PST by iowamark
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To: khnyny
"John McCain approached John Kerry"

It would appear that there is more at play than just republicans versus democrats.

Huckabee going after left and right wing populists.
Paul going after left and right wing extremists
McCain going after left and right wing moderates.

And if that doesn't cover all the bases, Bloomberg will enter the race seeking a cross-over vote.

It has become the left and the right against the middle.

44 posted on 01/12/2008 3:32:19 AM PST by Ben Ficklin
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To: fight_truth_decay

Political Elites - Corporate Elites


45 posted on 01/12/2008 3:34:14 AM PST by stocksthatgoup (Number 1 FredHead)
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To: Ben Ficklin

Can the “5 year plan” be far behind?


46 posted on 01/12/2008 3:35:12 AM PST by stocksthatgoup (Number 1 FredHead)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
How about the “Keating 15” it has a ring to it!

Yep. Just what we need, more traitorous open border crooks in D.C.... (/sarcasm)

47 posted on 01/12/2008 3:49:07 AM PST by Sir Francis Dashwood (LET'S ROLL!)
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To: fight_truth_decay

No need to even think about a juan mckennedy administration, let alone worry about one. juan will be finished again for the final time after South Carolina.


48 posted on 01/12/2008 5:36:37 AM PST by jmaroneps37 (Conservatives live in the truth. Liberals live in lies.)
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To: stocksthatgoup
Political Elites - Corporate Elites

Then I will turn to the stock room boy for economic advice. Just despise those that make a continued success out of a company, and when in more difficult times for many in their same industry !! Innovation, new ideas be damned.

What was I thinking? Thanks for the heads up! "stocksthatgroup".

49 posted on 01/12/2008 7:28:08 AM PST by fight_truth_decay
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To: stocksthatgoup
Which "5 year" plan?
12, I believe.

There were many.
If guided by "free market" through the due diligence aka history of performance, experts that have successfully sailed their own flag ships and those nasty little "democracy" ideals as ingredients; some of these plans might have become a success. It's not just THE plan, it comes down to one self-annoited sacred vessel of thought or the collective chalices that surround.

I think we might have more fear that Google might want to take over the world. The "Google Train" just keeps speeding along.

50 posted on 01/12/2008 7:57:20 AM PST by fight_truth_decay
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