Reading this Doris Kearns Goodwin article on whether or not Obama should assemble a “team of rivals,” for his cabinet, the thought that immediately came to mind is that Obama should nominate Hillary Clinton for Secretary of Defense.
She’s certainly qualified, having served on the Senate Armed Services committee. But more than that, it would be a real ballsy choice (sorry for the poor choice of words), one that would go along way to ameliorating Clinton’s supporters’ charges of sexism during the campaign.
Finally, it would be a neat taunt at the GOP: “I dare you to attack her for being a woman in charge of the military.”
I dunno, maybe it’s just nuts.