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Barney Frank Eyes Obama Cabinet Post

The Hill reports that Rep. Barney Frank would like to join the Obama administration as the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. But at least not until 2011 or so.
Rep. Barney Frank is interested in capping his political career as a member of the president’s Cabinet, according to a new biography of the Financial Services Committee chairman. Frank (D-Mass.) told author Stuart Weisberg that he would like to be Housing and Urban Development secretary. However, the 69-year-old lawmaker stresses that his departure from Congress is not imminent. He first wants to pass more legislation on affordable housing, saying, “I want at least two years with President Obama and a solidly Democratic Senate so that we can get the federal government back in the housing business.” No president has ever appointed an openly gay man or woman to the Cabinet.
I'd rather keep Barney in the House, pushing for LGBT rights. But it would be amusing to hear the howls of wingnut outrage if he were to be appointed to the Cabinet. Oh wait, it's already starting.

-"Congwessman Bawney Fag wants to be Secwetawy Bawney Fag. Bawney Fwank is a piece of excrement and not fit for any job."
-"The competition for Cabinet posts is very stiff. But he’ll get it in the end."
-"The White House is loaded with communists and homosexuals. Barney would be at home here and later on when his life’s work is over he can go to hell where he’ll feel equally at home. amongst his own kind."
-"More like, he wants to be the FUDge Secretary."

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