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Monday, April 17, 2006
Josh's Idea
My buddy Josh has the following idea on his blog. Make a President elected to a second term re-nominate his cabinet, regardless of whether they were in the 1st term cabinet.

On the surface, I like the idea. It's the kind of symbolic thing that Washington tends to take seriously, and therefore could in fact lead to more accountability for someone like Rumsfeld.

The problem with the idea in practice is: would you then have the Senate have to re-approve all of the nominees? This would get REALLY political, especially in a Rumsfeld type situation, and might bog down the government for awhile.

(Would have posted this in your comments, Josh, but didn't feel like registering).
posted by CB @ 10:45 AM  
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