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Obama's 'Designated Successor' Gates will have to sit out inauguration

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posted on Jan, 19 2009 @ 02:30 PM
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rawstory.com

US Defense Secretary Robert Gates will sit out Barack Obama's inauguration at an undisclosed location as the "designated successor" in the event of a catastrophe, the White House announced Monday.

"In order to ensure continuity of government, Defense Secretary Robert Gates has been designated by the outgoing administration, with the concurrence of the incoming administration, to serve as the designated successor during Inauguration Day, Tuesday, January 20th," Perino said.
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posted on Jan, 19 2009 @ 02:30 PM
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I know most people say nothing is probably going to happen on this day. Just wanted to post this just in case people didn't notice it. What about this pick?

Do they usually pick the defense secretary? Could this be our new leader, maybe not just now, but down the road in a future attack? And, the outgoing administration picked, but with the concurrence of the incoming.

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posted on Jan, 19 2009 @ 02:35 PM
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Unless something in the law has changed,the speaker of the house(pelosi) would take the office.That is if the president and vice president are incapicated.



posted on Jan, 19 2009 @ 02:39 PM
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They are all going to be at the inaugeration. If a bomb went off then the majority of the government could be killed. That is why he is at an undisclosed area.


Besides, would you want Pelosi as President?

I shudder at the thought.


[edit on 19-1-2009 by jd140]



posted on Jan, 19 2009 @ 03:06 PM
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who did bush [ senior ] nominate in 1992 ?

who did clinton nominate in 1996 / 2000 ?

i dont see anything particularly unusuall according to wikipedia , the sec. def. is 6th in line of sucession

and nomination does mean being cloistered in a ' secure location '

question is - are other " potential candidates " allowed to decline the ` offer ` - and insist on attending the inauguration oth the new president ?

if ms pelosi , mr byrd , dr rice and mr paulson have all decined - then gates is POSSIBLY the first eligable official who will accept missing the inaugration



posted on Jan, 20 2009 @ 01:43 AM
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How's this for synchronicity...

In a 2008 movie, Eagle Eye, a run away Pentagon computer
is out to kill all the president's men... except the Sec of Def
who has been chosen to be the successor.


en.wikipedia.org...


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posted on Jan, 20 2009 @ 06:41 PM
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Isn’t Gates the only holdover from the Bush administration? That means that it’s no slight to exclude him from the celebration, and as Def Sec he’s at least sufficient if worst comes to worst. A logical pick IMO.



posted on Jan, 20 2009 @ 06:43 PM
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Originally posted by resistor
Isn’t Gates the only holdover from the Bush administration? That means that it’s no slight to exclude him from the celebration, and as Def Sec he’s at least sufficient if worst comes to worst. A logical pick IMO.


That is why he was chosen. Makes the most sense (something Washington isn't use to i guess so it was covered big time in the MSM



posted on Jan, 20 2009 @ 06:45 PM
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Originally posted by Ivanova





How's this for synchronicity...

In a 2008 movie, Eagle Eye, a run away Pentagon computer
is out to kill all the president's men... except the Sec of Def
who has been chosen to be the successor.


en.wikipedia.org...


~



Eagle Eye was the worst movie I've ever seen. Don't ever use that as a reference again



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