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Born at the Crest of the Empire

Friday, January 08, 2010

Gates to stay

Transitionary "holdover" Sec Def Robert Gates says he intends to stay "at least another year."

I don't really have a problem with it. He seems like he's doing a good job and fitting in. I'm just a little surprised he's staying. If you'll remember, he initially took the job as a short term favor to Bush to clean up Rumsfeld's mess, and now he's looking to hold the post at least 4 years.


  • Is it possible he feels more respected -- more part of the team -- with the Obama admin? Maybe he really hated the Bush admin, but took the job out of a sense of obligatory duty?

    By Blogger -epm, at 8:42 AM  

  • That's my hunch. He's much more on the team with the Obama folks, at least in his statements.

    By Blogger mikevotes, at 10:19 AM  

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