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    Re: Should the president be able to appoint his relatives as cabinet members?

    Quote Originally Posted by windowdressing View Post
    as I am with second rate and incompetent people posting on these threads ... but give Obama a break ... look at the tough act he had to follow ... How do you even come close to a Rumsfeld?
    unfortunately, Obama is becoming competitive in this measure

    to the shrub's rumsfield we had panetta
    to the discredited gonzales we have the inept holder
    treasury was no improvement
    kerry at sec state - excuse me!!!!!!

    and in the smaller agencies Obama's appointees have been even worse
    he is a terrible judge of talent
    what is found is that those who got him elected were not the right selections to manage government departments
    we are negotiating about dividing a pizza and in the meantime israel is eating it
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    Re: Should the president be able to appoint his relatives as cabinet members?

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    unfortunately, Obama is becoming competitive in this measure

    to the shrub's rumsfield we had panetta
    to the discredited gonzales we have the inept holder
    treasury was no improvement
    kerry at sec state - excuse me!!!!!!

    and in the smaller agencies Obama's appointees have been even worse
    he is a terrible judge of talent
    what is found is that those who got him elected were not the right selections to manage government departments
    Yes, this administration is a complete joke.

    What's new?

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    Re: Should the president be able to appoint his relatives as cabinet members?

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Able to - yes. Is it a good idea, with rare exception - no.
    are you trying to infer that billy carter would not have been an excellent secretary of state. such a diplomat
    we are negotiating about dividing a pizza and in the meantime israel is eating it
    once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed

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    Re: Should the president be able to appoint his relatives as cabinet members?

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    are you trying to infer that billy carter would not have been an excellent secretary of state. Such a diplomat
    lol...

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    Re: Should the president be able to appoint his relatives as cabinet members?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord of Planar View Post
    Yes, this administration is a complete joke.

    What's new?
    what's new is that he was re-elected ... this past November ...

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    Re: Should the president be able to appoint his relatives as cabinet members?

    Quote Originally Posted by windowdressing View Post
    what's new is that he was re-elected ... this past November ...
    Well, the competition had issues too. It's been a while since as a nation, we vote for someone. Lately, we all end up voting against someone.

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    Re: Should the president be able to appoint his relatives as cabinet members?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord of Planar View Post
    Well, the competition had issues too. It's been a while since as a nation, we vote for someone. Lately, we all end up voting against someone.
    better that than no say at all, although with the influence of money what it is ...

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    Re: Should the president be able to appoint his relatives as cabinet members?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Yes. Why not?
    Nepotism.
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    Stats come out and always show life getting better. News makes money in making you think its not.
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    Should the president be able to appoint his relatives as cabinet members?

    Cabinet? Sure. First Lady? No.
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    Re: Should the president be able to appoint his relatives as cabinet members?

    No vote, choices too limited...depends.....a qualified distant cousin....YES
    His parents...or wife,....or children ...HELL NO !
    I am reminded of The Kennedys, John and Robert...and they may not be the only ones.
    The old time reasons were favoritism and nepotism.....the fear of..

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