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ItsjustMe

(11,397 posts)
Thu Dec 17, 2020, 01:53 PM Dec 2020

Here's why Pete Buttigieg wants to be transportation secretary - (CNN)

Why would Pete Buttigieg, who came from nowhere to become a top-tier candidate in the 2020 presidential race, agree to be the transportation secretary in the now-forming administration of President-elect Joe Biden? In this episode of The Point, Chris Cillizza explains why the former South Bend mayor would get a HUGE political boost from the Cabinet job.

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Here's why Pete Buttigieg wants to be transportation secretary - (CNN) (Original Post) ItsjustMe Dec 2020 OP
Chris' points are all well stated and I believe, true! CaliforniaPeggy Dec 2020 #1
I agree. My Pet Orangutan Dec 2020 #3
Me, Too ConstanceCee Dec 2020 #2
We don't even realize Mayor Pete isn't really a national player! forgotmylogin Dec 2020 #4
I Must Admit that I Was Kinda Bummed Out by Mayor Pete Being Secretary of Transportation panfluteman Dec 2020 #5
and THIS, elleng Dec 2020 #6

ConstanceCee

(325 posts)
2. Me, Too
Thu Dec 17, 2020, 02:23 PM
Dec 2020

I agree. A lot can be done as Secretary of Transportation and as a member of the Cabinet I'm glad we will see more of him.

forgotmylogin

(7,601 posts)
4. We don't even realize Mayor Pete isn't really a national player!
Thu Dec 17, 2020, 03:45 PM
Dec 2020

He ran for President, but going from Mayor of a small town to a federal Cabinet position (even a minor one) is a great stepping-stone.

panfluteman

(2,124 posts)
5. I Must Admit that I Was Kinda Bummed Out by Mayor Pete Being Secretary of Transportation
Thu Dec 17, 2020, 05:02 PM
Dec 2020

I was thinking maybe Secretary of Defense with his military background and service. I was also thinking Secretary of State or Ambassador to the UN with his linguistic abilities. But this does makes sense. There is no doubt that our country could use a transportation infrastructure boost, and if Mayor Pete was able to accomplish that, it would be a great feather in his cap.

elleng

(133,374 posts)
6. and THIS,
Thu Dec 17, 2020, 05:56 PM
Dec 2020

which I'd rather see than watch cillizza spout off.

Secretary of Transportation Fun Fact [View all]
I heard from a report on BBC News that Pete Buttigieg enjoys the game Ticket to Ride.

https://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1130&pid=3036

HatTip lmsp.

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