Jed — Re your call for a senior command guy to head Homeland Security, that fits what I meant to say when I said this: somebody with actual manpower-organization experience, somebody who actually has dealt with big mobilizations in times of crisis. The next thought I had, when I started to bring in special ops, got interrupted by a fire alarm. To be clear, I agree with every word you wrote here:
Quin: If Chertoff gets the boot, which he should, there should be a housecleaning. Removing him isn’t enough. And his replacement shouldn’t be a spec ops guy. The whole idea is to get someone who can plan things on a large scale or small, is used to thinking in C3I terms — command, communications and intelligence — and has real operational experience in senior command levels. Time to separate the staff weenies and academics from the TACAMO crew. Take charge and move out, people. Posted By: Jed Babbin
Now, different subject, to Wlady: Why does Vince Young have to stay in Texas? As for Reggie Bush, I think he’s incredibly explosive, but can he take a pounding? I think you are correct that he might not last, a la Sayers. Now, though, to really make people angry, I must say that I saw another runner who ran as beautifully as Sayers did. He was breathtaking to watch, and he seemed like a good man to boot, always giving credit to his linemen, saying all the right things, etc., and with an engaging manner that made him seem to be the most approachable of superstars. Unfortunately, he was last seen on a golf course searching for the real killer, after a glove didn’t fit while riding the white Bronco, or something like that. What a shame that the Juice turned out so badly… and what a contrast with Gale Sayers, the only other runner with such amazing gracefulness, who actually does seem to be a good and decent human being.
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