Let’s start with his lede:
President Obama is assembling his new national security team, with Senator John Kerry possibly heading for the Pentagon and U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice the perceived front-runner to become secretary of state. Kerry is an excellent choice for defense. I don’t know Rice at all, so I have no opinion on her fitness for the job, but I think the contrived flap over her Libya comments certainly shouldn’t disqualify her. That said, my own nominee for secretary of state would be the current education secretary, Arne Duncan.
First off, “I don’t know Rice at all, so I have no opinion on her fitness for the job,” has never stopped a pundit from an opinion, and besides I thought the whole purpose of the village was that the Villagers know everyone worth knowing.
Secondly, Arne Duncan?
By all means, insert a Race-to-the-Top clause in all of our international negotiations. “Well, yes, Israel, but only if you improve your test scores.” Oh, schweet Jeebus, I was only kidding:
“…it would be very helpful to have a secretary of state who can start a negotiating session with Hamas leaders (if we ever talk with them) by asking: “Do you know how far behind your kids are?”
So how many Friedman Units until he nominates Michelle Rhee, and makes the SOS a profit center?