Sen. Joe Lieberman For Defense Secretary?
Defense Secretary? Of America or Israel?
His age will surely preclude him from the job he’s always wanted most: Supreme Court justice. But Lieberman would love nothing more now than to become secretary of Defense, either in Obama’s second term or in the administration of whatever Republican might be elected instead in 2012. As a fallback, he’d happily accept an offer from a president of either party to be director of national intelligence or to claim a high-profile ambassadorial posting. His only challenge is whether he could win Senate confirmation to any of these jobs, given his record of confounding and infuriating colleagues of both parties during his passage from Democratic vice presidential candidate in 2000 through independent Senate winner in 2006 to McCain enthusiast in 2008.