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Tell me what I need to know, not what I want to know
Posted by: Lemon Drop
Date: November 24, 2020 12:21PM
What our President-elect says he expects from his cabinet members, being officially announced by him right now.

Refreshing maturity and wisdom. I could get used to this.

And yes the market is pretty excited about the Yellen pick. Mostly the vaccines, but she helps too.
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Re: Tell me what I need to know, not what I want to know
Posted by: steve...
Date: November 24, 2020 12:34PM
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Lemon Drop
Refreshing maturity and wisdom. I could get used to this.

I am feeling so relieved listening to Biden and the new cabinet members. What a difference from what we've had with Trump and his gang.

Great opening speech by Biden.




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Re: Tell me what I need to know, not what I want to know
Posted by: PeterB
Date: November 24, 2020 12:36PM
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Lemon Drop
What our President-elect says he expects from his cabinet members, being officially announced by him right now.

Refreshing maturity and wisdom. I could get used to this.

And yes the market is pretty excited about the Yellen pick. Mostly the vaccines, but she helps too.

I am loving the people he has chosen. They all seem eminently qualified, diverse, plenty of prior experience, folks who will all likely serve their full term in office... as compared to the revolving door that we've had for the last four years.

Edit: ditto what steve... said.

Edit2: curious why Joe didn't pick Al Gore for the climate position. I haven't been following it, so I'm sure there's a good reason.




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Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 11/24/2020 12:38PM by PeterB.
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Re: Tell me what I need to know, not what I want to know
Posted by: wave rider
Date: November 24, 2020 12:49PM
I had a couple tears of joy…



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Re: Tell me what I need to know, not what I want to know
Posted by: Lemon Drop
Date: November 24, 2020 01:12PM
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PeterB
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Lemon Drop
What our President-elect says he expects from his cabinet members, being officially announced by him right now.

Refreshing maturity and wisdom. I could get used to this.

And yes the market is pretty excited about the Yellen pick. Mostly the vaccines, but she helps too.

I am loving the people he has chosen. They all seem eminently qualified, diverse, plenty of prior experience, folks who will all likely serve their full term in office... as compared to the revolving door that we've had for the last four years.

Edit: ditto what steve... said.

Edit2: curious why Joe didn't pick Al Gore for the climate position. I haven't been following it, so I'm sure there's a good reason.

For the climate czar I think he was primarily focused on restoring faith on th he world community that the US is committed again to addressing the climate crisis. Kerry seems like a good fit for that.
I'm hoping gov inslee gets the Energy sec spot.
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Re: Tell me what I need to know, not what I want to know
Posted by: rjmacs
Date: November 24, 2020 01:15PM
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PeterB
Edit2: curious why Joe didn't pick Al Gore for the climate position. I haven't been following it, so I'm sure there's a good reason.

Al Gore is a great guy, but he's been out of the government game for twenty years. Kerry was America's chief envoy to the world just four years ago, and I suspect that Biden wants someone who already has relationships around the globe with world leaders to leverage. Remember - he was our top diplomat when we joined the Paris Agreement, which we'll be rejoining at the end of January.



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Re: Tell me what I need to know, not what I want to know
Posted by: PeterB
Date: November 24, 2020 01:22PM
Yes, I realize Al Gore has been out of the game for quite awhile, and Kerry is very well respected.

Anyone think Joe might pick a Republican for any spot? That might be a way to get at least some of the Republicans on board, giving the more sane ones of them an "out" for following OD or if they didn't follow OD in the first place. [www.politico.com]




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Re: Tell me what I need to know, not what I want to know
Posted by: GGD
Date: November 24, 2020 01:27PM
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PeterB
Anyone think Joe might pick a Republican for any spot?

Mitch McConnell and Lindsey Graham as ambassadors to Siberia.
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Re: Tell me what I need to know, not what I want to know
Posted by: rjmacs
Date: November 24, 2020 01:32PM
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PeterB
Yes, I realize Al Gore has been out of the game for quite awhile, and Kerry is very well respected.

Anyone think Joe might pick a Republican for any spot? That might be a way to get at least some of the Republicans on board, giving the more sane ones of them an "out" for following OD or if they didn't follow OD in the first place. [www.politico.com]

I doubt it, because he's already walking a tightrope with the progressive wing of his own party, and the only Republicans worth their salt won't help at all with bipartisanship. The GOP remains the party of the current president, and appointing one of their ilk would be insanity. Sure, he could throw John Kasich a bone and give him some post, but will that actually bring any other elected Republicans closer to compromise? Kasich couldn't get elected dog catcher in Ohio these days, at least not running as a Republican.



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Re: Tell me what I need to know, not what I want to know
Posted by: PeterB
Date: November 24, 2020 01:46PM
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GGD
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PeterB
Anyone think Joe might pick a Republican for any spot?

Mitch McConnell and Lindsey Graham as ambassadors to Siberia.

Actually, I was thinking of: Charlie Baker, John Kasich, or... if he can convince one of them to break ranks, Pat Toomey, Susan Collins, and Mitt Romney. It's not unheard of for the incoming Prez to reach across the aisle for at least one cabinet position. Yes, it's walking a tightrope, but... think about what would happen if he were to successfully nominate a Republican Senator.




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Re: Tell me what I need to know, not what I want to know
Posted by: bfd
Date: November 24, 2020 03:57PM
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Lemon Drop

And yes the market is pretty excited about the Yellen pick. Mostly the vaccines, but she helps too.

Along with other glass ceilings being broken this week the DJI broke the 30,000 ceiling today. wiggle smiley

The economy is not the stock market, but it still indicates the level of willingness to invest in the future.
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Re: Tell me what I need to know, not what I want to know
Posted by: sekker
Date: November 24, 2020 04:05PM
I think Kasich would be a good voice on his cabinet.
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Re: Tell me what I need to know, not what I want to know
Posted by: Ammo
Date: November 24, 2020 05:05PM
Susan Collins should stay in the Senate just in case she ever decides to listen to her long-suffering conscience.



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Re: Tell me what I need to know, not what I want to know
Posted by: hal
Date: November 24, 2020 05:34PM
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Ammo
Susan Collins should stay in the Senate just in case she ever decides to listen to her long-suffering conscience.

screw that - let her suffer in the cabinet and she can be replaced by a DEM by her dem gov.
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Re: Tell me what I need to know, not what I want to know
Posted by: PeterB
Date: November 24, 2020 09:42PM
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hal
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Ammo
Susan Collins should stay in the Senate just in case she ever decides to listen to her long-suffering conscience.

screw that - let her suffer in the cabinet and she can be replaced by a DEM by her dem gov.

Exactly. If Joe can get rid of a Republican Senate seat at the same time he builds bridges, all the better.




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Re: Tell me what I need to know, not what I want to know
Posted by: vision63
Date: November 25, 2020 02:08AM
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rjmacs
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PeterB
Yes, I realize Al Gore has been out of the game for quite awhile, and Kerry is very well respected.

Anyone think Joe might pick a Republican for any spot? That might be a way to get at least some of the Republicans on board, giving the more sane ones of them an "out" for following OD or if they didn't follow OD in the first place. [www.politico.com]

I doubt it, because he's already walking a tightrope with the progressive wing of his own party, and the only Republicans worth their salt won't help at all with bipartisanship. The GOP remains the party of the current president, and appointing one of their ilk would be insanity. Sure, he could throw John Kasich a bone and give him some post, but will that actually bring any other elected Republicans closer to compromise? Kasich couldn't get elected dog catcher in Ohio these days, at least not running as a Republican.

I'm fairly confident he'll keep Christopher Wray as FBI chief.
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Re: Tell me what I need to know, not what I want to know
Posted by: sekker
Date: November 25, 2020 07:55AM
Biden says he's considering a Trump voting Repub for his Cabinet.

Will be interesting to see who he finds, that would not be Kasich.
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