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    What factors should the president consider when choosing cabinet members?

    Because basically of how of our President could choose cabinet members, they could:
    -choose someone with no experience in their selected department
    -choose someone despite their age (technically, the president can choose a 16 year old high school dropout despite their young age)
    -choose someone he/she likes the best

    So here is my question: What should the President consider when choosing cabinet members?

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    Re: What factors should the president consider when choosing cabinet members?

    Quote Originally Posted by marcus903 View Post
    Because basically of how of our President could choose cabinet members, they could:
    -choose someone with no experience in their selected department
    -choose someone despite their age (technically, the president can choose a 16 year old high school dropout despite their young age)
    -choose someone he/she likes the best

    So here is my question: What should the President consider when choosing cabinet members?
    I think any government official should, key emphasis on should, use the same system a well run business would use. While a president can appoint anyone they please, it would be wise for anyone in that position to use the full vetting process, first look at the candidate pool, develop a three tier system of candidate approval consisting of
    1) Expert, first choice
    2) Sufficient, second choice but capable of handling tasks assigned should the first tier be unavailable
    3) Unacceptable, no chance of success.
    After that tier is ascertained the president should seek opinions of advisors and possibly the candidate's own references.

    Of course, we know administrations will appoint whoever they want, and in the case where Senate approval is required those that they can easily get through the process.
    Neither side in an argument can find the truth when both make an absolute claim on it.

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