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Wednesday, March 24, 2004

Another Tweak to the Cabinet 

John Kerry for President - A Note from Rand Beers, John Kerry's Homeland Security advisor
“One year ago yesterday, I resigned from the Bush Administration to protest the Administration’s rush to war.

George Bush may have declared “Mission Accomplished,” ten months ago, but yesterday’s horrific bombing in Iraq shows that American soldiers and Iraqis are still very much in harm’s way. But while Baghdad was bombed, Dick Cheney emerged from his bunker to engage in partisan attacks. It’s time for the President, the Vice-President, and the Secretary of State to stop playing politics with national security. We need to fix their failed go-it-alone policy that is making Iraq more dangerous for our soldiers and harder for them to secure the peace.

I signed up with John Kerry because I know his values, experience and toughness will make peace a reality.
I recently learned a lot about Rand Beers because of his association with Richard Clarke. I've decided that he deserves a spot on the cabinet, so I have adjusted my picks as follows:

President John Kerry
VP Max Cleland
National Security Advisor Wes Clark
Deputy National Security Advisor Rand Beers
Sec. of State Lt. General Claudia Kennedy
Chief of Staff Gary Hart
Sec. of Homeland Security Al Gore
Sec. of Defense Leon Fuerth
Deputy Secretary of Defense Joe Wilson
Co-Deputy Secretary of Defense Karen Kwiatkowski
Attorney General John Edwards
Secretary of the Treasury Robert Rubin
Surgeon General Howard Dean
EPA Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
Fed Chair Paul Krugman

Beers is currently serving in the Kerry campaign in the titular capacity of NSA, however, I think on the cabinet, Wes Clark has really earned the right to be the out front guy. And given the weasely way Stephen Hadley (Condaleezza Rice's current deputy) was brought out to begin the smear machine in the Clarke 60 Minute's interview, I think it only fitting that Clarke's good friend Rand get to be the guy to tell Hadley, "Yeah, yeah, don't let the door hit ya, pal."

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