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    Default President Obama's New Cabinet

    Now that President Obama has secured a second term, speculation has turned to the heavy turnover expected in his Cabinet. Names doing the round include the following:

    State: OUT - Clinton
    IN? Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice and National Security Adviser Tom Donilon

    Treasury: OUT - Geithner
    IN? White House chief of staff Jack Lew Erskine Bowles (due to work on the eponymous debt commission & former Clinton admin official)

    Justice: OUT? - Holder?
    IN? Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick and Rhode Island Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse.

    Defense: OUT - Panetta?
    IN: Former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Michele Flournoy and Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter. (Flournoy would be the first female Secretary of Defense ever)

    Director of the CIA ???

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    Conor Lenihan might be in line for a role. His successful current tenure in Moscow is nearing an end.

    The cold war did not re-break out, and thats down to Conor's steady hand at the red tiller.

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    Jaysus I didn't know Conor was in Moscow - no wonder it has been so quiet

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    Quote Originally Posted by President Bartlet View Post
    State: OUT - Clinton
    IN? Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice and National Security Adviser Tom Donilon

    Treasury: OUT - Geithner
    IN? White House chief of staff Jack Lew Erskine Bowles (due to work on the eponymous debt commission & former Clinton admin official)
    Would welcome Kerry as SOS but has Goldman SAchs approved the change at Treasury?

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    There is a vacancy at the Department of Commerce.

    Also Norman Chu at the Department of Energy almost certain to be pushed.

    Kathleen Sebelius at Health and Human Services likely to be kept to steer through the implementation of Obamacare.

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    Quote Originally Posted by President Bartlet View Post
    Jaysus I didn't know Conor was in Moscow - no wonder it has been so quiet
    Did you ever see 'Police Academy: Misson to Moscow'?

    A bunch of incompetent amateurs somehow end up in Moscow with hilarious consequences? Comical culture clashes, walking into doors, drunk on Vodka, etc?

    Well, Conor Lenihan is nothing like that.

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    Why does anyone in Ireland care who's in Obama's cabinet?

    Sorry, but the wall to wall coverage of the US election grated on me more than usual. RTE's Morning Ireland and Matt Cooper's show were both there for a few days. Will they do the same when the German elections are held? They should, because they're infinitely more important.

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    What has Lenihan been up to in Moscow?
    Somebody grab the script!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruff says Flaherty View Post
    What has Lenihan been up to in Moscow?
    Secret stuff.

    Top secret.

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