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5 on the outs in Cabinet shuffle (John Kerry "crushed" over Cabinet snub)
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Posted on 11/22/2008 5:14:03 PM PST by Chet 99

One Democratic operative suggests keeping track of Barack Obama’s cabinet selections with a March Madness-type tournament chart. While no official announcements have been made, a controlled series of leaks have given a good sense of who's still in contention, and which big names have been bounced from the bracket.

The new administration still has some major posts to fill, including heads for the departments of Defense, Housing and Urban

Development, Transportation, Labor, and Energy, not to mention the Environmental Protection Agency. But a number of the biggest prizes seem to have already been won, and a handful of serious contenders already been passed over in the speed-dating game that is the Obama transition.

Here's a look at five major players and the jobs they have apparently not been given:

John Kerry, State—The Massachusetts Senator and former Democratic presidential nominee was a passionate, articulate and early supporter of Obama, a fixture on both conference calls and the Sunday talk show circuit. Kerry’s people say he never had any expectations of being named Secretary of State but other Democrats say he made no secret of his Foggy Bottom aspirations. “He’s crushed,” said one Senate aide. Kerry would have been a fine pick, sources say, but Obama apparently had his eye on Hillary Clinton since the early fall. He does get an impressive consolation prize: the chairmanship of the Foreign Relations Committee vacated by Joe Biden.

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1 posted on 11/22/2008 5:14:03 PM PST by Chet 99
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To: Chet 99

John who?


2 posted on 11/22/2008 5:17:39 PM PST by pnh102 (Save America - Ban Ethanol Now!)
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To: Chet 99

Kerry’d be a good match for Obama’s Sec Of Surrender.


3 posted on 11/22/2008 5:19:02 PM PST by revtown
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To: pnh102
Is that the guy who was in Vietnam ?
4 posted on 11/22/2008 5:19:11 PM PST by Milly (Donnelly Clan)
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To: Chet 99

John Kerry?

He was in Viet Nam - wasn’t he?


5 posted on 11/22/2008 5:19:58 PM PST by WorkerbeeCitizen (An inadequately policed Conservative)
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To: pnh102

““He’s crushed,” said one Senate aide. Kerry would have been a fine pick, sources say, but Obama apparently had his eye on Hillary Clinton since the early fall.”

Obama sold his soul. He now owes Hillary his life.


6 posted on 11/22/2008 5:20:08 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz ("Control the information, you control the people.")
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To: pnh102

7 posted on 11/22/2008 5:20:19 PM PST by BenLurkin
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Obama’s Faustian Bargain with Billary & Co.


8 posted on 11/22/2008 5:22:30 PM PST by Chet 99
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To: WorkerbeeCitizen

He was not just in Viet Nam but he was in Cambodia on Christmas day. /s


9 posted on 11/22/2008 5:22:36 PM PST by omega4179 (Pardon Ramos and Compean, Mr Bush.)
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To: pnh102

Did you know he was in Vietnam.

Yup. It’s true. He tells us that ALL the time.


10 posted on 11/22/2008 5:22:40 PM PST by vladimir998 (Ignorance of Scripture is ignorance of Christ. St. Jerome)
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To: Chet 99

Kerry should have been named Sec of State by the North Vietnamese commies. They would have even weighed a confirmation hearing for their national war hero John.


11 posted on 11/22/2008 5:24:25 PM PST by doug from upland (8 million views of .HILLARY! UNCENSORED - put some ice on it, witch)
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To: revtown

Now that’s classic humor...thanks I needed that.


12 posted on 11/22/2008 5:25:46 PM PST by sierrahome
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To: EQAndyBuzz
Obama sold his soul. He now owes Hillary his life.

Considering that Hillary is now in line to be president behind Biden, Pelosi and Byrd... people who piss the Clintons off have a way of "getting out of the way."

If Hussein was smart he should have traded her support for a Supreme Court vacancy.

13 posted on 11/22/2008 5:26:26 PM PST by pnh102 (Save America - Ban Ethanol Now!)
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To: All; Chet 99

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NEVER FORGET

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CLARITY =

Freeper Alert: Sen. KERRY / Vietnamsese Communists Killing Off Christians in Central Highlands...

http://www.Freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/675016/posts

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NEVER FORGET

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14 posted on 11/22/2008 5:26:26 PM PST by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com11)
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To: Chet 99

So Obama is leaving all the real losers out of his cabinet? He may be a pinko but he’s no dummy. A guy like Kerry would be toxic to have in your administration.


15 posted on 11/22/2008 5:27:11 PM PST by proxy_user
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Obama sold his soul. He now owes Hillary his life.”

Geeeezz- just when the Arkancides had sorta fallen off the radar.


16 posted on 11/22/2008 5:30:07 PM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: BenLurkin

I will never, not in a million years, get tired of seeing that picture. Classic! :)


17 posted on 11/22/2008 5:31:01 PM PST by TXBlair (Thank You, Father, for my life's blessings. Happy Thanksgiving FReepers!)
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To: Chet 99
Francois Kerry not only lost to George Bush, he then loses to Hillary Clinton.

Loser is as loser does.

18 posted on 11/22/2008 5:32:09 PM PST by capydick ("History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid".)
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To: Chet 99; MurryMom
“He’s crushed,” said one Senate aide. Kerry would have been a fine pick...

What about the Lieberdood? He was good enough to be the RAT'S second in command - no?

19 posted on 11/22/2008 5:32:34 PM PST by Libloather (November is Liberal, Leftist, Marxist Awareness Month.)
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To: proxy_user
So Obama is leaving all the real losers out of his cabinet? He may be a pinko but he’s no dummy. A guy like Kerry would be toxic to have in your administration.

Yeah, I agree. Given a choice between Hillary or Kerry for Sec of State, I'd take Hillary any day.

20 posted on 11/22/2008 5:36:48 PM PST by IndyTiger
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To: Chet 99

How’s it feel to be affirmative action’d out of your precious little Cabinet ego trip, Johnny Boy?


21 posted on 11/22/2008 5:40:11 PM PST by A_Former_Democrat
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To: IndyTiger

“Crushed”

Does this mean Purple Heart #4??


22 posted on 11/22/2008 5:41:10 PM PST by DoWhatsRight (Obama- MSM selected caricature. Big "story"- empty suit.)
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To: BenLurkin

poor John, hey John wht the long face


23 posted on 11/22/2008 5:42:26 PM PST by edzo4 (NoBama 2012)
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To: capydick
but Obama apparently had his eye on Hillary Clinton since the early fall.

Really? I didn't see or hear anything apparent there. Not to worry, "the Haughty" John Kerry has a plan. He was going to be SoS before he decided not to.

24 posted on 11/22/2008 5:43:39 PM PST by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: Chet 99

Sorry folks but he’s elected now and really your services aren’t needed anymore. See you all in 4 years! *sarcasm*

Looks like Obama made a whole bunch of promises to everyone who now are finding out they’ve been had. LOL


25 posted on 11/22/2008 5:44:41 PM PST by chris_bdba
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To: proxy_user

“So Obama is leaving all the real losers out of his cabinet? He may be a pinko but he’s no dummy.”

No, Obama is a dummy. It’s the people pulling his strings that aren’t.


26 posted on 11/22/2008 5:45:38 PM PST by frankjr (I'd rather be judged by 12 than carried by 6.)
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To: proxy_user

Yeah, there’s just something about Prince John the Gaunt that I find even more distasteful than Hillary, and that’s really saying something.


27 posted on 11/22/2008 5:46:20 PM PST by Welsh Rabbit
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To: Chet 99
"Kerry would have been a fine pick, sources say..."

Kerry would have been a fine p(r)ick, sources say...

28 posted on 11/22/2008 5:47:35 PM PST by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: Chet 99

29 posted on 11/22/2008 5:51:39 PM PST by MaxMax (I'll welcome death when God calls me. Until then, the fight is on)
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To: omega4179
He was not just in Viet Nam but he was in Cambodia on Christmas day.

Yup.The memories are seared into his memory.Christmas Day 1968 in Cambodia.Ordered there by Richard Milhous Nixon.

30 posted on 11/22/2008 5:53:14 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Obama:"Ich bin ein beginner")
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To: Chet 99
John Kerry was in Viet Nam! Lighten up.
31 posted on 11/22/2008 6:09:48 PM PST by LiberConservative (Typical white guy)
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To: Chet 99

Kerry is the last pick for dodgeball.


32 posted on 11/22/2008 6:11:37 PM PST by MaxMax (I'll welcome death when God calls me. Until then, the fight is on)
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To: Chet 99

Kerry should be proud that the new Cabinet will “look like America.” Like a lot of white libs, diversity only matters after he gets the job that he wants.


33 posted on 11/22/2008 6:12:54 PM PST by perez24 (Dirty deeds, done dirt cheap.)
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To: Chet 99

Kerry was a shoo-in for SOS.... if McCain had won.


34 posted on 11/22/2008 6:20:16 PM PST by There's millions of'em (Self deprecating nanobots rule.)
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To: Chet 99

You know, when Obama handed out that questionaire sheet maybe Kerry had to admit he once had a gun.


35 posted on 11/22/2008 6:20:47 PM PST by I still care (A Republic - if you can keep it. - Ben Franklin)
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To: Chet 99
“He’s crushed,” said one Senate aide.

Now Kerry knows how his medals felt, when he tossed them over the fence.

36 posted on 11/22/2008 6:39:01 PM PST by littlehouse36 (I shall allow no man to belittle my soul by making me hate him --Booker T. Washington)
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To: Chet 99

Maybe this snub will be “seared” into his memory forever.


37 posted on 11/22/2008 6:42:55 PM PST by Tailback
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To: BenLurkin
Obama looked at Kerry and decided one empty suit was enough.
38 posted on 11/22/2008 6:43:05 PM PST by CT (Joe Biden: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTwnwbG9YLE)
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To: proxy_user

Kerry is fluent in French. Obama could pick him for US ambassador to France. If that’s a post requiring more deftness and tact than Kerry possesses, he could be sent to one of the former French colonies. Madagascar, for example, or Burkina Faso, or maybe Cambodia.


39 posted on 11/22/2008 6:47:45 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: Chet 99

I wouldn’t want to see Kerry even be secretary of the liquor cabinet.

I wouldn’t put him in charge of the dog food pantry, either.


40 posted on 11/22/2008 6:52:50 PM PST by Westbrook (Having more children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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To: Chet 99

Kerryphew . Gog bless me ;-)


41 posted on 11/22/2008 6:53:42 PM PST by Deetes (God Bless the Troops)
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To: Verginius Rufus

> former French colonies. Madagascar, for example

Doesn’t Madagascar speak Portuguese?

I was thinking more of Sierra Leone or Cote Azur.


42 posted on 11/22/2008 6:54:23 PM PST by Westbrook (Having more children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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To: Chet 99

I do not buy it.

Kerry would not give up his Senator seat for anything less than the White House.

He’d have no place else to go.

Kerry is a born POS and it is only because of his lying BS to a willing audience that he has gotten as far as he has.


43 posted on 11/22/2008 7:01:27 PM PST by Radix (Posting cynical responses ever since...."What time is it anyhow?")
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To: Chet 99
John Kerry "crushed" over Cabinet snub

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ROFLMAO

44 posted on 11/22/2008 7:02:48 PM PST by RoadKingSE (How do you know that the light at the end of the tunnel isn't a muzzle flash?)
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To: Chet 99

My respect for Obama has gone up since his election. By definition he was going to fill his cabinet and staff with liberal Democrats, but he could have made much worse choices. Although a lot of bad things will undoubtedly happen in the next four years, they may turn out not to be as bad as I originally feared.

Please keep surprising me, President-elect Obama.


45 posted on 11/22/2008 7:06:47 PM PST by dpwiener
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To: MaxMax; Chet 99
Kerry had his milk money taken away by the big 4th graders.

Now we will all be sorry.

46 posted on 11/22/2008 7:06:54 PM PST by Radix (Posting cynical responses ever since...."What time is it anyhow?")
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To: Chet 99
I'm delighted. No one wants to be anywhere near that pompous ego-maniac!

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

47 posted on 11/22/2008 7:11:38 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Chet 99
Photobucket

48 posted on 11/22/2008 7:24:13 PM PST by Fudd Fan (My President is the current Governor of Alaska.)
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To: Chet 99

SECRETARY IN SHARGE OF MILITARY RECORDS AND BIRTH CERTIFICATES.


49 posted on 11/22/2008 7:29:25 PM PST by nufsed
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To: TXBlair
He's got some great pics. Here's one that always brings me up:




50 posted on 11/22/2008 7:34:27 PM PST by incredulous joe (We must, indeed, all hang together or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately.)
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