Skip to comments.Reid Has No Objections In Keeping Gates In Defense Department
Posted on 11/10/2008 6:51:04 PM PST by ican'tbelieveit
Washington, D.C. (AHN) - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) on Sunday expressed openness to having Republicans appointed in the next Cabinet and keeping Defense Sec. Robert Gates in his official capacity. The Democratic leader also pledged bipartisanship in the next Congress, saying election victories were not a "mandate for the Democratic Party" but a call to end divisive politics.
"I think we need a good transition there," the Senate leader said. "I am confident that Senator Obama has somebody in mind for secretary of defense but Gates -- you know, it's interesting, my conversation with Secretary Gates, he's not even a Republican. Why wouldn't we want to keep him? He's never been a registered Republican."
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Reid first characterizes the election as a call to end divisive politics, but then describes his perception of Gates' abilities on Gates' politics.
I wonder if there will be one Republican in this new cabinet (and Hagel doesn’t count)?
Is there a single word emitted from Dingy Harry’s pie hole that we can take at face value?
Answer: Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi.
Can you imagine if any Republican had said something along the lines of a qualification for a cabinet position would be never having been registered as a Democrat?
As long as Republicans dont disagree with them. ;-)
Actually, the two of them together are even dumber than either one separately — so they’ll never crack 3 digits in IQ
Demagogues define “bi-partisanship” as dragging Republicans about with rings through their noses...... every time Obambi whined about “unity” and the post-partisan era, this from a guy with the most left-wing voting record in the US Senate, I knew that he meant only that Republicans should all become Democrats. That’s the sub-text of everything that the Demagogues and Mediascum ever say about “bi-partisanship”....
I don’t know what self-respecting Republican would want to serve in this administration. But then again, there is something to be said for serving the country regardless the CO...
Exactly. Why DID Bush go with Gates and why did he go with Paulson?
Heard a bit on the radio this morning that Arnold told Obama that he wants to finish his term as governor and will not accept a position in Obama’s cabinet if elected. So, if he is offered after his term is over, would he accept?
Do you remember the MEDIA outcry when President Bush won in 2000? What did he plan on doing to heal the country and include both parties. And the Republicans fell for it and shared chairs on committees. Where is the outcry now?
I figured the two of them were just chair warmers anyway; especially Gates.
Paulson = financial bailout. Think that was a bad decision, but supposedly the whole world was relying on us.
Gates was a great person for the job regardless of his politics? I understand though, that a majority of military personnel do not register with the two big parties, for just this reason.
Correct me if I am wrong, but I though that soldiers were told to register as “Independent” if they had to register as something, if not, they were to remain non-partisan as far as registering goes.