Monday, January 25, 2010

for all things Mr. Sherry

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Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Huckabee for coup d’├ętat?

Quite a few people are nit-picking the former Arkansas governor; everything from his religion, to his acceptance of gifts.

What I really want to know... Is he smarter than a 5th grader?

(The interesting part starts around 4:22)

a portion of the transcript:
KING: Would you change or would you keep don't ask/don't tell?

HUCKABEE: I probably would let the military make that decision. One thing I don't think you need is a president who's trying to tell the military how to run the military, other than set broad policy agenda. The Uniform Code of Military Conduct is the best way to handle that and I would leave it to -- to those who run the military.

The White House has a defininition of the executive branch of our government:
The power of the executive branch is vested in the President, who also serves as Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces. The President appoints the Cabinet and oversees the various agencies and departments of the federal government.

Then there's the Constitution:

The President shall be Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States...

Granted, should the President get involved in the day-to-day dealings of our military? Should he tell the Generals when and how to wipe their ass? He should be able to trust the people that are in those positions, and their ability to lead, fine. Here, Huckabee seems to be skirting what he truly considers to be a big issue. Don't ask, don't tell is a "broad policy" that had been approved by a former administration, an administration who apparently understood what the role of a president is.

Huckabee is a politician, and politicians will always skirt the issues. But, once elected, are they going to keep hedging around their duty? All I'm sayin' is... It's the Presidents job, to lead the military forces of the United States. That's his job. If someone doesn't understand the job he's applying for, should they even be there?

Monday, July 30, 2007

Most people are on the world, not in it.— have no conscious sympathy or relationship to anything about them— undiffused, separate, and rigidly alone like marbles of polished stone, touching but separate.
- John Muir