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Tulsi Gabbard to be Republican Cabinet Appointee?
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TULSI GABBARD: A YOUNG STAR HEADED FOR THE CABINET?

by Sanjena Sathian Ozy.com September 28, 2015 (excerpts)

...“I wouldn’t be surprised if she became the chair of a powerful committee — and then went for Senate,” says Stephanie Sanok Kostro, a senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).  But the day I meet her, amid all her cameos and handshaking, she isn’t quite ready to let me in. Sitting in a coffee shop, she is thoughtful, understated, even a little awkward. We move painstakingly into the personal, touching on her athleticism (martial arts; she hates running), to her perfect hair (which she only gets done in Hawaii), to her second marriage to a “very private” 26-year-old cinematographer who proposed on a surfboard. Then, to a grander space.

“Senate?” “Maybe.”

“Secretary of Defense?” “Maybe.”

“State?” “I’m just going to keep saying the same thing,” she cuts in, with a real, wide, rare Cheshire cat smile.

“Let me just get through it,” I say, because now that I am here, I have to get the damn quotes.

“Homeland Security?” “Maybe.”

“VP?” “Maybe.”

Drum roll … “President?” “Maybe.”

...

Most recently, Gabbard has made her name in Washington in a series of television-waged battles with the Obama administration over its stance on Iraq, terrorism and the so-called Islamic State (IS) group. There’s some nuance to her objections, but the headline grabber: This spring, she told Obama he’d sure as hell better call the IS terrorists Islamic and stop pussyfooting around.

She’s been a vocal critic of what she called, on CNN in May, the “fantasy” of a unified Iraq — please, please, a three-state solution already, she begged.

She’s not “reflexively partisan,” says Republican Rep. Trey Gowdy of South Carolina, with whom she’s worked on privacy bills, among other topics; thanks to her service (necessary nod) and in part to those Obama disagreements, he says, his party has somewhat of a soft spot for her. “If ever a Republican won the White House,” he muses, well … “there’s a tradition of picking someone from the other side for one of your slots.” Gabbard, he figures, might be ideal....

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