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Thu Jan 21, 2021, 09:46 AM

Mayor Pete

I believe today, Thursday, is the day Pete is supposed to get confirmed for Secretary of Transportation. He will be replacing Turleman's wife, Elaine Chao.

I am very interested in this. While this is a low-level Cabinet job, it is still very necessary for the infrastructure, and I have confidence that this man will do a good/great job. So, I hope he doesn't get blocked by some Trumpian ahole.

Are we still going to call him Mayor Pete? How about, The Highwayman? Or, Pete Street?

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EndlessWire Jan 2021 OP
Boomerproud Jan 2021 #1
CottonBear Jan 2021 #3
JI7 Jan 2021 #7
EndlessWire Jan 2021 #4
CottonBear Jan 2021 #2
EndlessWire Jan 2021 #6
panader0 Jan 2021 #9
LuvNewcastle Jan 2021 #5
Renew Deal Jan 2021 #8
EndlessWire Jan 2021 #12
onetexan Jan 2021 #10
EndlessWire Jan 2021 #13
NCDem47 Jan 2021 #17
onetexan Jan 2021 #19
MyOwnPeace Jan 2021 #11
EndlessWire Jan 2021 #15
CTyankee Jan 2021 #14
bdamomma Jan 2021 #16
EndlessWire Jan 2021 #18
msfiddlestix Jan 2021 #21
CottonBear Jan 2021 #22
msfiddlestix Jan 2021 #23
EndlessWire Jan 2021 #20

Response to EndlessWire (Original post)

Thu Jan 21, 2021, 09:48 AM

1. She was Secretary of Labor I think.

Welcome Secretary Buttigieg!

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Response to Boomerproud (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 21, 2021, 09:51 AM

3. Chao was Secretary of Transportation. She's going to help Buttigieg w/ the transition. NT

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Response to CottonBear (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 21, 2021, 09:57 AM

7. How is she going to help ? Didn't she leave a few days before Biden became President ?

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Response to Boomerproud (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 21, 2021, 09:52 AM

4. She was under Bush. Under Trump she was Secretary of Transportation. n/t

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Response to EndlessWire (Original post)

Thu Jan 21, 2021, 09:49 AM

2. Secretary Buttigieg!

This cabinet position offers him an opportunity to make sweeping policy changes that will improve the built and natural environment, the economy, and the lives of the American people!

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Response to CottonBear (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 21, 2021, 09:56 AM

6. We need a new nickname for him.

For those who can't remember his last name unless it is in front of them. Like me. Does he hate being nicknamed?

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Response to CottonBear (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 21, 2021, 10:02 AM

9. Yes. He's no longer Mayor Pete.

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Response to EndlessWire (Original post)

Thu Jan 21, 2021, 09:54 AM

5. Hope all goes well for him today.

He'll probably distinguish himself well in that position. It will be a nice springboard.

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Response to EndlessWire (Original post)

Thu Jan 21, 2021, 09:58 AM

8. Now I know who to blame for all of the potholes.

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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #8)

Thu Jan 21, 2021, 10:03 AM

12. LOL! She's gone.

Pete's gonna be in charge of the rivers! We could get clean water!

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Response to EndlessWire (Original post)

Thu Jan 21, 2021, 10:02 AM

10. Oh this is no low level at all- our new Transportation Secretary will have a HUGE opp to create jobs

by proposing projects to repair our crumbling infrastructure. It's excellent experience for this supremely talented young man and prepare him for POTUS one day

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Response to onetexan (Reply #10)

Thu Jan 21, 2021, 10:04 AM

13. He'll do good! n/t

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Response to onetexan (Reply #10)

Thu Jan 21, 2021, 10:14 AM

17. Agree.

This post has big opportunity to showcase Pete's talents, combined with the REAL need to upgrade the nation's infrastructure. While I think he wears the "mayor" label as a badge of honor to show Main Street cred, obvioulsy this cabinet position puts him in a new league for national exposure.

Carpetbaggery here, but maybe he can move to a state where his senatorial aspirations can be realized down the road.

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Response to NCDem47 (Reply #17)

Thu Jan 21, 2021, 10:42 AM

19. I'm thinking after the first 4 years, then with Kamala continuing as POTUS (assuming Biden won't run

again in 2024) that Sec. Buttigieg could then be assigned to a diplomatic position to give him foreign policy experience. He's very young still - only 39. Even in another 25 years he'll still be young enough to ascend to the highest office. I'm not one to want to rush people into the presidency because of their ambitions. I want them to be well rounded and highly experienced like Joe Biden .

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Response to EndlessWire (Original post)

Thu Jan 21, 2021, 10:02 AM

11. I don't think any RepubliCon will bother

trying to "challenge" him or set him up in some way. Just like he "owned" Faux Spews when they had him on, I'd expect him to wipe down those sacred chambers with any RepubliCon who would attempt some snide remarks or "trick" questions!

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Response to MyOwnPeace (Reply #11)

Thu Jan 21, 2021, 10:09 AM

15. I'm not worried about that.

I'm nervous about some obstructionist ahole who might say, "Just because." Hawley's blocking of Mayorkas was flimsy at best.

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Response to EndlessWire (Original post)

Thu Jan 21, 2021, 10:04 AM

14. Secretary Buttigeig or Mr. Secretary.

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Response to EndlessWire (Original post)

Thu Jan 21, 2021, 10:12 AM

16. All the best to him

He will be great in that position or in any position. Confirmation should be granted none of obstructionist crap. Tired of that.

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Response to EndlessWire (Original post)

Thu Jan 21, 2021, 10:42 AM

18. Here's a link



Hopefully, tRump won't show up here...

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Response to EndlessWire (Reply #18)

Thu Jan 21, 2021, 12:31 PM

21. I really appreciate this link

I don't have cspan.. it's so helpful when these important hearings are posted for the benefit of those such as myself are unable to tucn a channel on cspan when we don't have it. I have youtube so that works for me.

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Response to msfiddlestix (Reply #21)

Thu Jan 21, 2021, 03:54 PM

22. You watch all 3 CSPAN channels at the CSPAN website. No cable required. NT

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Response to CottonBear (Reply #22)

Thu Jan 21, 2021, 04:33 PM

23. Thanks

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Response to EndlessWire (Original post)

Thu Jan 21, 2021, 11:24 AM

20. What in the world is that woman doing behind him?

She has hooked her mask over one eye...quit that!

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