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2004/5/12 [Politics/Domestic/Election] UID:30195 Activity:high
5/12    Kerry says first choice for SecDef would be John McCain
        http://tinyurl.com/2kd82         (politics.com, Reuters article)
        \_ Yes but would he be superb?
        \_ that's because he and Kerry are best buds.  It would be funny
           if Kerry got elected and still chose McCain.  I can understand
           why he named Levin, though.  He was real sharp yesterday.
           McCain, Warner, Kennedy -- they all sounded not as bright.
        \_ hmm ... Kerry-McCain sounds mighty good to me.
           \_ How about McCain-Kerry?
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