President Obama forced Lieutenant General (three stars) Michael Flynn to retire two years ago after Flynn, then head of the Defense Intelligence Agency, warned of the rising jihadist threat. Flynn might see Obama again at the inauguration on January 20, 2017, this time as vice president.
From the New York Post:
A top military adviser to Donald Trump is being vetted to be his running mate, The Post has learned.
The outspoken and brash Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn — who was forced out of his post by the Obama administration in 2014 after pointing out the rising global jihadist threat — has already briefed the Republican presidential candidate on several occasions and is in close touch with high levels of Trump’s staff.Of course, vetting him for veep also vets him for National Security Director, et cetera.
From the Post:
Although Flynn, the former head of the Defense Intelligence Agency, made a name for himself speaking out against his former boss, he is not treating his potential future boss the same way.
“One of the things I expect Mr. Trump would look for in a vice president is discretion,” Flynn told The Post, coyly declining to comment on being vetted by Trump.
“All I would say is that I have been honored to serve my country for the past three decades and look forward to serving in other ways now that I am retired from the US Army,” he said. “I've been a soldier too long to refuse to entertain any request from a potential commander in chief.”Getting canned by Obama is a big plus.
Meanwhile, Boston radio talker Howie Carr weighed in:
Scott Brown may get a nice job in a Donald Trump administration — but not vice president.
That’s my takeaway from spending some time with Trump last week. I believe the top two contenders for veep are U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst of Iowa and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, because those are the two names Trump mentioned to me on the flight from Boston to Bangor, Maine.Carr would know. So may Bill Kristol. From Carr:
This weekend, another of the Never Trump diehards, magazine publisher William Kristol, tweeted that he’d heard that Trump would like a running mate with a one-syllable last name — that Trump somehow thinks that one syllable conveys strength.
For once this year Kristol may be on to something — Pence, Ernst, Brown, even the governor of Florida, who occasionally hangs out at Mar-A-Lago, Rick Scott. All one-syllable surnames.One syllable?
Well, as long as it ain't Quayle.
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