Of course he has been Obamatized; he had to be when he agreed to serve in this administration- it is called "serving at the pleasure of the President" even if he stayed on out of duty to this country as opposed to wanting to serve under Obama- he has to at least talk the Obama talk; whether he actually agrees or not.
“he has to at least talk the Obama talk; whether he actually agrees or not.”
I don’t care to get to far down into the weeds on this, but my personal work ethic would not allow me to do that.
Fortunately, I have been retired for 7 years. However, I refused to work for any boss that would not consider my expertise on a matter of importance, particularly, if failing to take my guidance could likely ruin my professional reputation, cause me to get successfully sued, violate the law or put innocent people in jeopardy.
So, as you may see, if I didn’t agree with a boss, he was the first to know, and if the issue fit into any of the above mentioned categories and could not be resolved, either he was gone or I was. This kind of posture does not work for everyone but it did for me.
I sure couldn’t do the job Gates has taken on and I believe he truly loves his country. However, I find myself questioning his thinking a bit more with each passing week. I would hate to see him leave on and down, but I do believe that if he follows Obama’s approached to dealing with our security, he most certainly will.
Had I been Gates, on day one I would have told Obama that I would stay long enough for him to get a replacement, and then I would be out from under that filthy lunatic.
Oops... looks like I got into the weeds after all. ;>)