Senate Changes Line of Succession

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  1. zimv20 macrumors 601

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  2. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    Thankfully we don't live in a monarchy, or we'd be in for some seriously grim decades.
     
  3. Sayhey macrumors 68000

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    I guess theoretically this makes some sense, but it is the names involved that scares one silly. Anyway, if we get down to a choice between Chertoff or Norton we are in deep, deep s... :eek:
     
  4. Desertrat macrumors newbie

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    Forget who's now in any of those jobs: It seems to me that if there is need to reach down beyond fourth place, there would have been some sort of real disaster to hit the country.

    For all that I fear the potential for abuse of power by such a thing as a Homeland Security Agency, it seems to me it would be among the most important agencies in a time of some dire emergency.

    Could be, of course, that the whole deal is just a logical desire for order in a time of no-choice transition. Reminds me of the deal about mail delivery after a nuclear attack.

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  5. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

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    That line-up would work better on the wall of the post office, rather than in a presidential line of succession.
     
  6. Trowaman macrumors 6502a

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    WTF?

    Move Senate President (Ted "F*** ANWR, I want Money" Stevens) down a few and raise Secretary of Defense, Homeland Security, and Attourney general.

    However, raising to where Rumsfeld would be put in charge could be worse than a Stevens' administration.

    So how many pegs do we have to go until Democrat Norman Mineta is in charge? :p
     

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