Saturday, December 24, 2005

Presidential Succession 

Uhhh... I just noticed that the Secretary of the Treasury is above Defense and the Attorney General in the order of presidential succession. In the past, that may of made sense, but nowadays, the SecDef is certainly the higher position than the SoT. I mean, what does the SoT do now besides be a talking head for economic policies? The Fed chairman is the one that makes the big decisions.

This seems like it should be changed. I know at the beginning of the republic the SoT was more important--because Alexander Hamilton was the man. But now, not so much.

And, while we're at it, we should remove the President Pro Tempore of the Senate from the list. Having the oldest guy of the majority party in the Senate on the list seems to be a mistake.

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