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    Fox News says he accepted. I know he's a hard assed d!ck (which could be taken as a complement); I hope he's a moderate to go along with that personality - is he ?
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    Interesting that Obama who was the supposed to be muslim, that his first pick is jewish... he made a name for himself in '06 when he was ahead of the Chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee , but despite his age has quite a bit of experience and knows his way around...

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rahm_Emanuel

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    It is my opinion that we are going to find Obama to be far, far wiser than any president we've had in decades. I love the story of how he became pres. of the Harvard Law Review and then gave the majority of the officers/editors jobs to his enemies rather than his fellow black editors.

    That tells me a lot about the man and how he builds his alliances. After all, isn't that truly what politics is all about?
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    very good points.
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    Sounds like Lincoln (who gave all his cabinet appointments to his rivals). I also heard last night that Obama studied Reagan extensively.
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    That is what true statesmen do. They study their history over and over again and learn from both the good and the bad.
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    "Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer".. the art of war
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    I thought that was Don Corleone.:confused::D
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    Felger of all people made a good point today. Clinton thought he had a mandate to bring the country liberal and it cost him dearly as he lost a few years of progress when the republicans came storming in 2 years later. Like felger said ... Obama has spoken of this and will learn from history ... govern to your Congress, your Senate and your people guarantees success ... i think Obama will be closer to the center than most or some think ... that includes me as recently as a few weeks ago when I was blowing gaskets ... I'm sane again. ;)..:D
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    Ouch - Felger talking politics :eek:

    That's what worries me, his Congress, his Senate is VERY liberal.

    Now - can anyone tell me if Emanuel is a moderate or not ?
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    There's speculation he'll ask the present Sec of D to stay on for a bit and possibly ask Powell to be Sec of Edu.

    But the big one seems to be Secretary of the Treasury.

    Apparently Deval intends to remain here in MA with us:rolleyes: but there's talk of Kerry heading to Washington as Sec of State.

    Obama also meets with the CIA tomorrow...
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    Kerry has reached his highest level of incompetence, so I hope he stays in Mass.. Huff post has a pretty good lineup.. Caroline Kennedy is rumored to be in line for Dept of Ed.
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    See post number 3 on page 1.. pretty impressive guy.
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    I like her for that position better than Colin Powell. Well, we actually don't KNOW anything yet but still she'd be an interesting choice. I wouldn't mind seeing her become involved in politics-maybe something environmental? A committee or whatever-she's well spoken,much respected,and well educated so who knows:)
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    I would not be surprised in McCain is offered a cabinet level position.
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    THis means... this means that one of my people can be the White House Chief of Staff...

    Wait, Kissinger was secretary of State... I'm good.
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    Fox News says he's a really really partisan Democrat, so that makes him a moderate.
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    Emanual is a pit bull ... without the lipstick.


    Depending on what he fights for, he could be good or ....

    Let's pray that Obama is successful for healing America and leading her to even greater heights than ever before.



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    Today's news has him hesitating because of his young children and the time commitment involved...
    Rumors have RFK Jr. as EPA head......oy...........

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