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Wednesday, May 12, 2004

The Bad List 

I've been pushing the following list as a strong Kerry cabinet:

President John Kerry
VP Max Cleland
National Security Advisor Wes Clark
Deputy to the 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

But I got to thinking recently, what would be the worst possible cabinet Kerry could assemble? Here is what I came up with:

VP Joe Lieberman
National Security Advisor Dennis Kucinich
Sec. of State Colin Powell
Chief of Staff Ralph Nader
Sec. of Homeland Security Zell Miller
Sec. of Defense Alan Colmes
Attorney General Al Sharpton
Secretary of the Treasury Lyndon LaRouche
Press Secretary James Carville

What a horrible mess this would be. A beligerent press secretary, a Secretary of State who is moderate but has lost all credibility, a National Security Advisor who has no taste for or understanding of aggression, a Veep with his own bizzarre agenda, a DoD chief who isn't even respected by his own party, an Attorney General with a history of pontification, etc.

But you know what, as bad as that cabinet would be, it beats the crap out of this one:

President George W. Bush
Vice President Dick Cheney
National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice
Secretary of State Colin Powell
Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld
Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge
Attorney General John Ashcroft
Press Secretary Scott McCleland

Shoot, now I need a bath.


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