The Republicans do not exist in House of Representatives for the Northeast and are now down to 2 in New York State. The Republicans are twisting in the wind, right now. Obama continues to show just how shrewd a politician he is and the Republicans continue to show their glasses empty when dealing with Obama.
President Barack Obama has chosen a Republican congressman to be the new secretary of the Army, adding to the ranks of opposition party figures in his administration.
Obama said that Rep. John McHugh, who has represented upstate New York, is committed to keeping America's Army "the best trained, the best equipped, the best land force the world has ever seen."
The president said that in his new job, McHugh will make sure the country's troops can handle the new kinds of combat in the 21st century, including nonconventional warfare. McHugh has been a key member of the House Armed Services Committee.
Obama said that as secretary, McHugh also will understand the needs of America's servicemen and women.
Since taking office, Obama has said he wants to include Republicans in his administration.
If confirmed, McHugh will join Defense Secretary Robert Gates, a holdover from George W. Bush's Republican administration, at the Pentagon. Obama also selected former Republican Rep. Ray LaHood of Illinois as transportation secretary. read more here....