A Female Secretary of Defense?

Posted on December 19, 2012 1:00 pm

Apparently there is some pressure for Obama to appoint a woman as Secretary of Defense. I’m kinda surprised out much I’m automatically repelled by that idea. Like I’m okay with a woman president, but Secretary of Defense just seems wrong. “We need to strike back strongly against our enemies and– Eek! A spider! Someone squish it! Someone squish it!”

Maybe I’m just an old codger too set in his ways, but a female Secretary of Defense — I’m ‘gainst it.

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19 Responses to “A Female Secretary of Defense?”

  1. jw says:

    frank, i really hate to correct you, but shouldn’t the final sentence read” …secretary of defense…”and, by the way,” too”?

  2. Son of Bob says:

    You are correct, sir. Who would scare the hell out of Iran and make them think twice about the wrath that would rain down upon them were they to assault US targets, Secretary of Defense Chuck Norris or Secretary of Defense Joy Behar?

  3. apostic says:

    We’d be remiss in our sexist duties if we didin’t also say: “Yeah. An’ she’d declare war on someone one month!”

  4. zzyzx says:

    Secretary of Defense Jane Fonda…I like the sound of it. ~ BO, in charge, Washington DC.

  5. Rock Throwing Peasant says:

    I nominate Michelle’s shoulders.

  6. KristenS says:

    I usually agree with ya, but don’t for a second think that women are the only ones who scream “eek!” at the sight of a spider, especially today when so many men are “in tune with their emotional sides”. Just because one has the parts to be considered a man doesn’t mean he has the cajones of a real man. Just look at O’s shameful cowardice and dishonesty.

    Besides, you’re discounting the many badass women who would be eminently more suited for the role than a wimpy arachnophobic man:

    Margaret Thatcher
    Condi Rice
    Michelle Malkin
    Ann Coulter (pretty sure she would literally chew up a jihadist and spit him out)
    Sarah Palin

    And that’s just in the realm of reality. Imagine if we had fictional women involved:
    Ellen Ripley from Alien
    The Bride from Kill Bill
    Halle Berry in James Bond

    Who did I miss on either list? I know y’all can help come up with more.

  7. DamnCat says:

    I’m with KristenS. I’d choose Golda Meir or Sarah Connor over Chuck Hagel any day.

  8. tomg51 says:

    Crushing Buttercup’s dreams, one at a time. Sheesh.

  9. tomg51 says:

    I think they want someone strong enough to counteract President Wimpy, hence, a woman.

  10. DamnCat says:

    Also, isn’t “secretary” traditionally a woman’s job?

  11. Ernie Loco says:

    DamnCat makes a good point – we could have a woman be “secretary” of Defense for the man who is in charge of the Department of Defense.

    Then everybody should be happy. Of course, we know those whiny feminists will find something to complain about anyways. They always do; that’s why nobody takes them seriously.

  12. seanmahair says:

    As long as the woman in charge suffers from PMS I think we might be OK. We would just have to keep her from attacking the wrong folks and attacking our enemies when the crazy hits and it’s all good. (I am female by the way and suffered for 40 some odd years with psycho war witch from Hades with an attitude condition, so I know of what I speak)

  13. Jimmy says:

    I think seanmahair could do the job. Call Obama. You do realize, I hope, that you’d have to work with him. And he wouldn’t last long. But I think we could suffer through it.

  14. Bunkerhillbilly says:

    Right. Since we’re dealing with the bizarro-world administration of Obama which is about facade over substance, I have two words for the room:

    Rosie O’Donnell.

    That’s right, “big, fat. lesbian Rosie” (as she’s described herself).

    Since Hillary is going the way of Vince Foster (does anyone think her “concussion” was accidental?), Barry’s gonna need a widebody to hide behind and do some downfield blocking as he scrambles.

    It doesn’t matter that she’s virulently anti-gun…she’s renowned for her tantrumming abuses as a shrieking, coffee cup-flinging, yente.

    The woman is a Hindenburg explosion just waiting to happen…and it’s not like she’s going to hold onto her low-rated, deep-cable tv blatherfest if offered the gig.

  15. Wombat says:

    FrankJ, while I agree with your assertion that such a statement would be detrimental to our national image, bear in mind that not all women are afraid of spiders. I used to keep a black widow spider as pet (her name was Fluffy) until she died and I think jumping spiders are very cute. Before my accident, there were a few times I had to get rid of a spider for one of my male colleagues. My feelings on a female as Secretary of Defense depend on the woman in question. I know Iran doesn’t like to deal with women, but this country isn’t Iran (not yet anyway) and if they don’t like it I can tell them precisely where they can stick their opinions.

  16. Thor says:

    Day 2 of the first female SECDEF:

    Hey! Who changed the shape of all of our missiles?
    Every 28 days: INTENSE NEGOTIATIONS!
    Sir, the bullets aren’t killing anyone. They only make them feel bad for a while.

  17. Professor Hale says:

    I have no problem with it. A moonbat leftist woman can’t screw things up much worse than a leftist moonbat man. Though I also thought Obama couldn’t be any worse than Hillery.

  18. LadyGunn says:

    Switch every nine months to make sure she’s pregnant. I was very, very protective and … vocal during my pregnancy. My friends on the hair forum (yes, yes, I’m weird. your point?) were siccing me on people who ticked them off – sellers who weren’t shipping purchased merchandise, etc.

  19. Marc says:

    Isn’t it sexist to suggest that it should be a woman because it is a secretary job?

    To add to KristenS’s list: GI Jane?

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