Powell resigns

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by pseudobrit, Nov 15, 2004.

  1. pseudobrit macrumors 68040

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  2. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Jumped or pushed?

    Who's the expected replacement?
     
  3. mactastic macrumors 68040

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    No names flaoted yet. Rather than a name, I'd go with predicting that the nominee will be from the neo-con camp rather than the more moderate possibilities. If the president doesn't want obstructionist non-loyalists in the CIA, I doubt he wants them in his cabinet. SecState Wolfowitz anyone?
     
  4. Lyle macrumors 68000

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    It's been rumored for several years now that he (Powell) wasn't interested in sticking around for a second term, so I think it's safe to say he "jumped". He's also said that he's going to hang around until a successor is named.
     
  5. Mr_Ed macrumors 6502

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    Probably a little of both. I really don't see Bush "pushing him out" but reports are that his views often seemed to clash with those of several other cabinet members. It's too bad that he's leaving. I think he's a decent guy and a "dissenting" opinion in the cabinet isn't a bad thing, in my opinion.

    Replacement? Don't have any idea but as long as we are making suggestions, why not this guy?
     
  6. Savage Henry macrumors 65816

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    I'm voting for 'jumped'. I think even HE realises that the country can't cope with another 4 year of the same and so doesn't want to be a part of it!

    Perhaps he'll be back to face Hillary in '08 .... I doubt it, but it would have been interesting. ;)
     
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    He jumped, IMO. He might have stuck around if Rumsfeld had been axed. That would've been a moral victory for his camp within the White House, one which grows smaller every day...

    I suspect he'll spend the next couple of years trying to clean up his image and explore a run in 2008.
     
  8. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

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    Nah. Powell's expressed his firm disinterest in running several times.
     
  9. zimv20 macrumors 601

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    i just woke up, so that means i'll be a dick for an hour or two. apologies in advance. it's "uninterest."

    i suspect ms rice will be interested in this post.
     
  10. Mr_Ed macrumors 6502

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    Sounds like disinterest or uninterest would be appropriate.
     
  11. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

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    I'd never even heard the word "uninterest" until now, but Dictionary.com defines both words as meaning "lack of interest".

    And it's okay for you to be a dick as long as I get to respond with Cheney's favorite epithet. ;) :D

    Also, Condoleeza e-mailed me and you're right, she said that your post was very interesting. ;)
     
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    Assorted pundits have been claiming that she really wants to be Secretary of Defense, but of course that job's not available... yet.
     
  13. pseudobrit thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Disuninterested is the word you're looking for, sir.
     
  14. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    I misunderestimated your disuninterest.
     
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    Pass.
     
  17. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

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    I think you've been watching too many Bush speeches. You're starting to talk like him. :rolleyes:
     
  18. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    I thought I smelled something. :eek:
     
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    No, according to the BBC, Wolfowitz is not considered a good manager and would likely be passed up even for a "lesser" position like Secretary of Defense. Condi is the most likely pick and that frightens me.
     
  20. zimv20 macrumors 601

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    ha!

    i stick w/ "disinterested" for "impartial" and "uninterested" for "lack of interest." let us note that "lack of interest" is definition #2 for "disinterest."

    same thing w/ skeptical and dubious. dubious' second meaning is skeptical, rendering "i am dubious" technically correct, but i feel it's weaker than "i am skeptical." ms. maureen dowd likes to use that statement in her columns, as some may have noticed.
     
  21. Royal Pineapple macrumors 65816

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    and the title of secretary of state goes to

    Condeleza Rice

    congrats
     
  22. skunk macrumors G4

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    Correct.

    Over here, we're sceptical rather than dubyous. :)
     
  23. Lyle macrumors 68000

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    ... and it sounds like the guy who's currently the Deputy National Security Advisor (sorry, can't recall his name at the moment) will get her old job.
     
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    Hadley.
     

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