Sunday, August 3, 2014

The quality of leaders standing in the presidential line of succession

If the current occupant of the Whitehouse, dies, is impeached, or is otherwise removed from office, these are the top people who are in line to replace him (in order of succession according to current law):

Vice President of the United States - Joe Biden (D)
Speaker of the House - John Boehner (R)
President pro tempore of the Senate - Patrick Leahy (D)
Secretary of State - John Kerry (D)
Secretary of the Treasury - Jacob Lew (D)
Secretary of Defense - Chuck Hagel (R)
Attorney General - Eric Holder (D)

I find it troubling that these constitute the eight best, most Constitution-respecting leaders that American voters can come up with.

We need smarter voters.