Thursday, November 18, 2004


Could the next Secretary of Defense be ... Joe Lieberman?

Maybe. This article from The Forward (subscription only, but quoted at Democratic Underground) discusses the possibility:

Senator Joseph Lieberman of Connecticut -- the leader of the hawkish "Scoop Jackson" wing of the Democratic Party -- is responding positively to the suggestion that President Bush offer him a post in his Cabinet....

The speculation that Bush might tap Lieberman, who flopped in the Democratic presidential primaries, for a Cabinet post has been advanced by his friend, Senator John McCain, an Arizona Republican, as well as by the neoconservative commentator William Kristol and by New Republic writer Lawrence Kaplan. Kaplan wrote in the magazine's November 16 online edition that Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld "and the neoconservatives around him will be departing soon enough -- replaced, in all likelihood, by a senator, perhaps even Joe Lieberman."

Lieberman's a Democrat-bashing theocrat, so it's really kind of a perfect fit. Oh, and I'm sure it wouldn't bother Lieberman one bit that the replacement senator who'd be named by Connecticut's Republican governor would leave the GOP just four senators shy of a filibuster-proof 60-40 supermajority....

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