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Friday, November 21, 2008

Draft Al Gore!

For some reason, nobody seems to be asking if Al Gore will have a post in this administration. Why not? He's got a Nobel Peace Prize now, perhaps he can be Secretary of the Interior or head of the EPA? Special envoy on climate change? If HRC deserves a post, surely Al Gore does too. If Joe Lieberman can be brought into the fold somehow, surely Al Gore can!

Maybe Paul Krugman for Treasury and Al Gore for Interior. Now we've got two Nobel prize winners on staff. Now all we need is a Surgeon General who is at least vaguely aware that teenagers want to have sex.

9 comments:

Valar Morghulis said...

Well said LTG, but why does everyone think President Obama (after reading everyone else do this, I got jealous. It does feel good!) should offer HRC a position? They don't like each other. Isn't there another Senator out there who has a similar track record to HRC? Wouldn't the White House be better served? It's just that I haven't heard any argument or reason (other than maybe for the sake of unity within the Democratic Party) that gets me to believe hiring HRC is a good decision.

Dr. Strangelove said...

Re appointing HRC: "Keep your friends close..."

Any questions? :-)

bell curve said...

Hasn't Gore said he doesn't want a post? I remember hearing that somewhere.

Dr. Strangelove said...

I love the ideas of Krugman for Treasury and Gore for interior.

Robert said...

I don't think Al Gore should be Sec of Interior or head of EPA. He has some good ideas, but his plan to use the auctioned money from cap-and-trade to replace the income tax is horribly flawed. And while the We Campaign is good for many reasons, building an incredibly centralized energy system and then transporting over large distances is also incredibly flawed. There are much better ways to enter into a renewable energy society and he doesn't get it. He does not have my support for any part in Obama's administration, and last I heard, he doesn't want a part.

The Law Talking Guy said...

He's the only Democrat more aggrieved than Clinton about not being able to sit in Obama's chair, though.

USWest said...

Valar, I posed this same question and never got a decent response.

Dr. S, I don't think that is a good enough reason. He could offer her something else. One of the issues in the primaries was her semi-true statements about her "experience" landing under fire in Yugoslavia. And as Jon Stewart pointed out, the only thing Obama and Clinton disagreed on in a big way during the primaries was foreign policy.

Raised By Republicans said...

If the main goal of the Obama administration will be to repair US relations with our allies, I think Clinton will be great at that. She is nearly as popular overseas as Obama is and she's been an outspoken advocate of women's rights. Women in developing countries are a largely unserved constituency that could end up being the X-factor in several regions (like India-Pakistan or the Middle East).

The Law Talking Guy said...

Maybe RBR has it right. Obama is trying to make sure HRC is overseas and as much as possible, and not monkeying with health care.