Monday, July 02, 2018

Blind Item #6

Someone who will probably run for President in 2020, or at least test the waters would probably have a much better chance of success if they were able to talk about their James/Jane Bond like military record. Apparently what seems like a boring ho hum military job was actually something you could write movies and spy novels about, but that no one is allowed to discuss. 

45 comments:

gauloise said...

Tulsi Gabbard? she was in the military , and i would love her to run for pres.

parissucksliterally said...

Kanye, of course.

MDAnderson said...

Joni Ernst?? This can’t be about Duckworth

Nutty_Flavor said...

Interesting that all the names floated so far are women. (except Kanye, of course.)

Personally, I love the idea of having a president that's been in the military. (There hasn't been once since the first Bush.) It gives her or him some perspective when it comes to sending troops into battle.

J said...

Hillary dodging sniper fire. Like Keanu Reeves in the Matrix.

Nutty_Flavor said...

Or George W. Bush with his questionable National Guard assignment. (Not to speak poorly of the Guard; I just don't think W did much for them.) Or Reagan with his WWII movie assignment.

Carter and Ford both served, and of course so did Kennedy and Eisenhower.

Sierra said...

Trump will be asking for her birth certificate - American Samoa - isn't that in Kenya?

liz whymann said...

Chelsea Manning? Whaaaaaa...? You go girl!

Carolyn said...

The Kanye comment gave me a much-needed laugh on a crappy Monday morning, so cheers @parissucksliterally

i don't know the answer though but this person sounds fascinating

Asking for a friend said...

Oprah đŸ˜‚

Nutty_Flavor said...

Wow, now I can see that Nixon served too. I did not know that. And Harry Truman was in World War I. You learn something every day.

Before that you need to go all the way back to Teddy Roosevelt.

Apparently FDR, Hoover, Coolidge, Harding, Wilson, and Taft did not serve.

Marlin said...

McSally. Gabbard was born in Thailand so to my knowledge can’t run. Duckworth, just no.

gauloise said...

She was born in american samoa

DDonna Tarttty said...

It's Tulsi.

Unknown said...

The Clintons started that brother crap. Sydney Blumenthal, who could pass for Lucifer, admitted it.

Unknown said...

Birther! Fucking apple autocorrect

gauloise said...

Chelsea is a great guess, but she will still be too young to run in 2020. She is only 30 now. Pres had to be 35

Nutty_Flavor said...

@Marlin, that's an open question - what does a "natural born citizen" mean?

Tulsi's mother is an American, so technically she was a citizen since birth, wherever she was born.

Nutty_Flavor said...

Chelsea is NOT a good guess. She's just lost her Senate primary in a landslide after several emotional social media posts, including one in which she was standing on a window ledge about to jump off. Whatever you think of her politics, she is not in the headspace to run for anything any time soon.

Marlin said...

Oops I meant Duckworth not Gabbard. Sorry.

parissucksliterally said...

Carolyn, glad to give you a laugh. WE all need them these days!

MelRose said...

Tulsi Gabbard. They'll find a way to talk about it to distract from her anti-LGBT past.

MDAnderson said...

Duckworth father was American and therefore eligible for natural born US citizenship. She is no different from Ted Cruz.

liz whymann said...

Dang. This is a head turner post. I'm looking foward to 2020 being just as weird as 2016. Half the tinfoil hat crowd thinks trump is great. I'm not in that half. Wish I had a better guess. Could be somebody completly out of left field and not in politics.

cheesegrater15 said...

Yes, I like her, Tammy Duckworth, and I can't remember the third lady I like.

cheesegrater15 said...

It's understandable that FDR didn't serve. Way too many health problems.

Nutty_Flavor said...

FDR was very healthy before he contracted polio in 1921, when he was almost 40. (Although some experts now believe he suffered from Guillain–BarrĂ© syndrome, not polio.)

He was assistant secretary of the Navy during World War I, so one could argue he got military experience that way.

DDonna Tarttty said...

Tammy Duckworth deserves all the respect in the world for her service and sacrifice. She is an Iraq War veteran, served as an army helicopter pilot, suffered severe combat wounds that led to the loss of both her legs.

But does that sound like "a boring ho hum military job that no one is allowed to discuss"?

notthisagain said...

this is 100% about tammy duckworth, whose most badass moments are likely classified (literally)

Thorne said...

Evan McMullen? Is National Clandestine Service considered military?

Adrian Grimples said...

Tulsi -

hint hint...https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jan/26/tulsi-gabbard-bashar-al-assad-syria-democrats

NancyFromNebraska said...

My guess is Gabbard, as well.
A month or so ago, it seemed that her name was being dropped all over Reddit's GA.
Seems like "testing the waters" to me!

ckpsjp said...

I'm going to guess Tom Cotton. I would love for him to run. I like the Joni Ernst guess, too.

liz whymann said...

Kristen Beck first openly out Trans female Navy Seal? Bet she was hottie tottie in her glorie days. She has a chest full of metals!

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kristin_Beck

Did i win? My Sun is in Aries and my Moon is in Leo so friendly competition is like, my thing.

Geeljire said...

Tulsa the cultist

Little Miss Sunshine said...

Paris For President!
At the palms chilling with the martini
Paris For President!
Your commander in bikini
Paris For President!
Not another oldie cliche
Paris For President!
You can get married if you're straight or if you're gay
Paris For President!
America should put me in charge
Paris For President!
Look at Obama it can't be that hard

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Morning Lorri said...

Evan something. Mormon from Utah ran as an independent, used to be in the cia

Brayson87 said...

McSally seems like the best pick, her military career, branch, education, interactions with high level officials etc. However she didn't have "what seems like a boring ho hum military job"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martha_McSally

LadySabreX said...

I am just proud that I am privileged enough to call Duckworth my Senator. She has given more than most for this country and deserves mad respect! Happy holiday week CDCN peeps! : )

NancyFromNebraska said...

@LadySabreX

Yep. She's really making Illinois great. Soooooooooooo great. A real winner. Doing a GREAT JOB.
You are not privileged and should not be proud. Illinois is a pit of despair.

orangesoda said...

Brad Manning? A haha, hah! I wish good ol' Brad would run for president but no, he's too mentally unstable. Even the Dems have to draw the line somewhere.
I like Tulsi though, a lot. I think she might actually have a good chance and she could actually do a lot of good.
Also lol. Duckworth. Almost as bad as Brad M. Almost.

chillip said...

I really like this blind.

Zeroh Tollrants said...

Gabbard

ConstantDisappointment said...

American Samoa, to American citizens, mother by birth father, naturalized before her birth; not Thailand

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