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Biden calls team 'most talented' ever
UPI ^ | 12/1/08 | UPI

Posted on 12/01/2008 1:18:22 PM PST by mdittmar

National security team nominees are prepared to meet today's challenges and tomorrow's emerging threats, U.S. Vice President-elect Joe Biden said Monday.

"I hope and believe that the American people will come to feel as I do that we brought together one of the most talented national security teams ever assembled," Biden said at a news conference in Chicago, during which President-elect Barack Obama introduced his national security team. "A team prepared to meet the serious challenges we face today and the emerging threats that will confront us tomorrow."

Obama designated Sen. Hillary Clinton as his secretary of state and said he asked Robert Gates to continue as defense secretary. Obama also named Eric Holder as attorney general, Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano as homeland security secretary, Susan Rice as ambassador to the United Nations and retired U.S. Marine Gen. Jim Jones as his national security adviser.

Each nominee "has a clear understanding of the forces that are shaping this new century and the lives of our fellow Americans," Biden said. "Each member shares our conviction that strength and wisdom must go hand in hand. Each member believes, as we do, that America's security is not a partisan issue."



TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; US: Delaware
KEYWORDS: 111th; agitprop; bho2008; bhonationalsecurity; bullstalin; hyperbole; plugs; thebiglie; vpbiden
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1 posted on 12/01/2008 1:18:22 PM PST by mdittmar
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To: mdittmar

BARF-O-RAMA!


2 posted on 12/01/2008 1:19:07 PM PST by orchestra
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To: mdittmar

All that’s missing is for Obama to promise the most ethical administration in history.


3 posted on 12/01/2008 1:20:33 PM PST by dirtboy
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To: orchestra
BARF-O-RAMA!

AMEN to that!

4 posted on 12/01/2008 1:20:47 PM PST by paulcissa (The first requirement of Liberalism is to stand on your head and tell the world they're upside down)
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To: orchestra
Well, "The Best and the Brightest" was already taken. By the einsteins who gave us VietNam.
5 posted on 12/01/2008 1:21:20 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: mdittmar
"A team prepared to meet the serious challenges we face today and the emerging threats that will confront us tomorrow."

I'm especially looking forward to the part where Napolitano throws the borders wide open.

6 posted on 12/01/2008 1:21:38 PM PST by Mad Dawg (Oh Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee.)
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To: mdittmar

Wait until Hillary and Bill try and make their own Foreign Policy. Will Obama then have to drop the hammer and fire her?
My prediction is that she won’t last beyond the first year.


7 posted on 12/01/2008 1:23:02 PM PST by Captain Peter Blood
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To: mdittmar

And we all know Biden is not the type of guy to lie or exaggerate.

/S


8 posted on 12/01/2008 1:23:25 PM PST by Our man in washington
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To: dirtboy
All that’s missing is for Obama to promise the most ethical administration in history. ~~~~~~~~~~~ BWAHAHAHHA!
9 posted on 12/01/2008 1:23:37 PM PST by April Lexington (Study the constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: mdittmar

http://www.iht.com/articles/2008/12/01/america/obama.php

This Could Be Interesting [Jonah Goldberg]

From the IHT:

“Yet all three of his choices - Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton as the rival turned secretary of state, General James Jones, the former NATO commander as national security adviser and Robert Gates, the current and future defense secretary - were selected in large part because they have embraced a sweeping shift of resources in the national security arena.
The shift, which would come partly out of the military’s huge budget, would create a greatly expanded corps of diplomats and aid workers that, in the vision of the incoming Obama administration, would be engaged in projects around the world aimed at preventing conflicts and rebuilding failed states.

Me: Well, that civilian national security force has to start somewhere.


10 posted on 12/01/2008 1:23:46 PM PST by roses of sharon ("No socialist system can be established without a political police.", Churchill -1945)
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To: mdittmar

Sadly, I'm convinced Hairplugs is dumb enough to actually believe what he said.

11 posted on 12/01/2008 1:24:00 PM PST by Zakeet (Be thankful we don't get all the government we pay for)
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To: mdittmar

12 posted on 12/01/2008 1:24:38 PM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin is a smart missile aimed at the heart of the left!)
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To: mdittmar

Biden’s just showing his ability to be a Hitler-sized liar.


13 posted on 12/01/2008 1:24:46 PM PST by Post Toasties (It's not a smear if it's true.)
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To: mdittmar

The Titanic was built by the most talented and experienced ship builders who ever lived up to that time.


14 posted on 12/01/2008 1:25:20 PM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (The Democratic Party strongly supports full civil rights for necro-Americans.)
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To: mdittmar


Who wants pie?
15 posted on 12/01/2008 1:25:59 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life ;o)
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To: mdittmar

The same Biden that sings about The Villages where he is the town idiot?? I really value his opinion.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NmRXH7RkCZQ


16 posted on 12/01/2008 1:26:26 PM PST by nclaurel
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To: mdittmar

sure he plagarized that line from somewhere


17 posted on 12/01/2008 1:27:23 PM PST by TheRedSoxWinThePennant
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To: orchestra

When the Commander in Chief lacks any real tangible talent beyond being a “community organizer/politcal hack”, the teams talent is not relevant.


18 posted on 12/01/2008 1:27:36 PM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Coming to You From the Front Lines of Occupied America)
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To: hinckley buzzard
Well, "The Best and the Brightest" was already taken. By the einsteins who gave us VietNam.

When has "already taken" slowed down Joe "Neil Kinnock wrote my speech for me and didn't even know it" Biden?

19 posted on 12/01/2008 1:27:40 PM PST by KarlInOhio (11/4: The revolutionary socialists beat the Fabian ones. Where can we find a capitalist party?)
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To: mdittmar

No Joe, I don’t believe it at all.

I don’t feel this country is any safer by specifically hiring three liberal women to some of the most crucial posts in our republic.


20 posted on 12/01/2008 1:28:01 PM PST by rjp2005 (Lord have mercy on us)
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To: dirtboy
I think the most interesting call will be Hillary’s decision of when to resign her Senate Seat.
  1. If she resigns this year - an appointed replacement would have some minor seniority advantage over those first sworn in next January.
  2. Methinks that Hillary might want to keep all bets covered, in case the FBI background check and some Republicans in the Senate (those with spines) interrupt her one way ticket to Foggy Bottom.
  3. It is also possible that Obama could have the goods on her, wait for her to resign, wait for her confirmation hearing, release the goods through back channels, and then she could be out of the picture entirely. If that were the case, we would be assured that Obama was operating on a higher plane of Machiavellianism.

21 posted on 12/01/2008 1:29:04 PM PST by Wally_Kalbacken
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

22 posted on 12/01/2008 1:29:42 PM PST by Red Badger (Never has a man risen so far, so fast and is expected to do so much, for so many, with so little...)
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To: Our man in washington

I wish Biden would have said something about how we and France will never, ever let Hezbollah beck into Lebanon. Because once we and the Frenchies kick someone out, they stay out! \sarc


23 posted on 12/01/2008 1:29:51 PM PST by DennisR (Look around - God gives countless, indisputable clues that He does, indeed, exist.)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Probably the show he wore the last time he was hanging out at Home Depot with “the guys.” And they probably went straight to Katie’s restaurant right after that.


24 posted on 12/01/2008 1:31:01 PM PST by DennisR (Look around - God gives countless, indisputable clues that He does, indeed, exist.)
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To: mdittmar

Obama’s fault!


25 posted on 12/01/2008 1:31:48 PM PST by griswold3
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To: SECURE AMERICA

But he did run a successful KoolAide stand!


26 posted on 12/01/2008 1:32:53 PM PST by griswold3
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To: Our man in washington

Well from the looks of the DOW, investors weren’t liking what they were seeing today. Joe not the plumber is kind of like whistling in the dark.


27 posted on 12/01/2008 1:33:42 PM PST by rovenstinez
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To: mdittmar

Well, Joe has a fresh new crop of people to plagiarize. C’mon, give it up for Joe! /s


28 posted on 12/01/2008 1:34:32 PM PST by austinaero
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To: mdittmar

Talented is just fine so far as it goes. What American really wants to know, Senator Biden - are they also clean?


29 posted on 12/01/2008 1:35:59 PM PST by Jeff F (austinaero; Phoenix11; WaterBoard)
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To: mdittmar

LOL! What a maroon!


30 posted on 12/01/2008 1:36:06 PM PST by reagan_fanatic (I'll give Obama the same amount of respect the left gave Bush)
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To: mdittmar
"..one of the most talented socialist national security teams ever assembled,"

There, corrected it.

31 posted on 12/01/2008 1:36:54 PM PST by Designer (We are SO scrood!)
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To: orchestra
Looks like Bubba's 3rd term.

I'm pretty sure Bubba didn't want Hillary to be Prez...But this is a retention of Bubba's power to a greater degree....Behind doors closed to the American People. The object is and will always be sheer power...obtained via money.

I also think that Bubba thinks that Obama is a "dud"....a know nothing, do nothing Idiot who will respond to anything meaningful as "Present".

The Clintons are running the show...Obama is for just for show....the black vote, the woman's vote and the "gimme" crowd...."BUBBA'S BASE!!!"

32 posted on 12/01/2008 1:37:18 PM PST by Sacajaweau (I'm planting corn...Have to feed my car...)
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To: orchestra

Biden? Is he even a part of the team?


33 posted on 12/01/2008 1:38:21 PM PST by personalaccts (Is George W going to protect the border?)
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To: Captain Peter Blood
"Will Obama then have to drop the hammer and fire her?"

Well, let's put it this way; since THE ONE doesn't know Jack Sh** about foreign policy, I doubt if he will ever know if something went haywire.

And the Clintons are such good liars that whatever they tell him will as good as Gospel in his eyes.

34 posted on 12/01/2008 1:40:25 PM PST by Designer (We are SO scrood!)
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To: mdittmar
BWAHAHAHAHA!!

'Rats have no talent at anything except lying, stealing and blaming Bush for all the world's problems ... and seducing 20-year-old interns.

35 posted on 12/01/2008 1:41:55 PM PST by LiberConservative (Typical white guy)
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To: mdittmar

Hey Joe, sober up long enough to say hello there did ya pal?


36 posted on 12/01/2008 1:42:20 PM PST by Joe Boucher (An enemy of Islam)
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To: mdittmar
"I hope and believe that the American people will come to feel as I do that we brought together one of the most talented national security teams ever assembled," Biden said at a news conference in Chicago, during which President-elect Barack Obama introduced his national security team. "A team prepared to meet the serious challenges we face today and the emerging threats that will confront us tomorrow."

Should we start a pool of where and when the first terrorist attack will be in the US after the coronation of Osama?

37 posted on 12/01/2008 1:45:37 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (All hail the Obamasiah! Kneel before Obamohammad!)
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To: mdittmar
Now, let's see what we have. An Attorney General who says he will fight crime, but who rushed through the pardon of one of the greatest white collar criminals in history? A UN Ambassador who advised then-President Clinton, not once but twice, NOT to accept custody of Osama bin Laden from The Sudan?

This is the "best team ever?" Or, has Joe ("Hair Plugs") Biden stolen someone else's speech? Again?

Congressman Billybob

Latest article, "The Prince of Dark Corners"

The Declaration, the Constitution, parts of the Federalist, and America's Owner's Manual, here.

38 posted on 12/01/2008 1:46:01 PM PST by Congressman Billybob (Larest book: www.AmericasOwnersManual.com)
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To: rjp2005
"I don’t feel this country is any safer by specifically hiring three liberal women to some of the most crucial posts in our republic."

You gotta hand it to the libs; they really know how to screw up an administration big time. Hitlery as Secretary of State is ALMOST as dumb as Clinton's choice of Madeline Halfbright for SOS.

So lessee here; who's the most threatening nation to our own national interest? A: Iran, a Muslim country, where men are everything, and women don't have a place in public, let alone affairs of state.

So let's go on ahead and make sure to screw with their heads and appoint a woman as SOS, so they are sure to be offended even before she gets to any dealings with them.

Only Klintoon's appointment was more insulting, because Ms. Halfbright was Jewish, to boot! Making sure we insult the Mooslimbs right outta the gate!

39 posted on 12/01/2008 1:49:44 PM PST by Designer (We are SO scrood!)
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To: personalaccts

Nowhere to be seen, just a useful idiot.


40 posted on 12/01/2008 1:52:03 PM PST by orchestra
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"Biden? Is he even a part of the team?"

He's the "leak" part of the team.

Actually, I think they're working on a way to shut him up.

41 posted on 12/01/2008 1:52:13 PM PST by Designer (We are SO scrood!)
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To: mdittmar

Has Biden noticed that he has pretty much been excluded?


42 posted on 12/01/2008 1:54:33 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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“Has Biden noticed that he has pretty much been excluded?”

Yeah, Biden was a little hurt to learn that his Secret Service code name is “Token.”


43 posted on 12/01/2008 1:55:57 PM PST by MeanWestTexan (Beware of Obama's Reichstag Fire; Don't permit him to seize emergency powers.)
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To: hinckley buzzard

“Well, “The Best and the Brightest” was already taken. By the einsteins who gave us VietNam.”

Bingo. Next Biden will be saying that NYC getting nuked was a good thing. Reduce traffic congestion.


44 posted on 12/01/2008 1:56:04 PM PST by y6162 (ater)
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To: MeanWestTexan

I thought it was “Plugs.”


45 posted on 12/01/2008 1:56:54 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: mdittmar
Biden calls team 'most talented' ever

The best and brightest

46 posted on 12/01/2008 1:58:45 PM PST by Oztrich Boy (This world is a comedy to those that think, a tragedy to those that feel - Horace Walpole)
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To: wagglebee

It was for a while, but that was too close to Hillarys.


47 posted on 12/01/2008 2:00:12 PM PST by MeanWestTexan (Beware of Obama's Reichstag Fire; Don't permit him to seize emergency powers.)
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To: mdittmar

48 posted on 12/01/2008 2:04:51 PM PST by x
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To: VeniVidiVici

Should we start a pool of where and when the first terrorist attack will be in the US after the coronation of Osama?

Put me in for Los Angeles 4-19-09.

49 posted on 12/01/2008 2:27:21 PM PST by dancusa (For liberals there is no end to their rights and no beginning to their responsibilities.)
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To: orchestra
"barf-o-rama" is right. I miss Sarah Palin.
50 posted on 12/01/2008 2:29:32 PM PST by exist
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