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Picking the Next President’s Foreign Policy Team

 by Hannah Lobel


Tags: Politics, Election 2008, International, U.S., foreign policy, presidential advisers, Katrina vanden Heuvel, Grover Norquist, Bill Bradley, Richard Holbrooke, Warren Buffett, Michael Bloomberg, Gideon Rachman, Sarah Palin Foreign Policy magazine,

The election might still be a week away, but why not start mulling over who should be the next president’s “dream team” of international strategists? That’s what Foreign Policy did with a poll of luminaries like Nation editor/publisher Katrina vanden Heuvel and conservative icon Grover Norquist.

There are some intriguing ideas in here. Bill Bradley or Richard Holbrooke for secretary of state? Michael Bloomberg or Warren Buffett for treasury secretary?

And some amusing ones, too: Gideon Rachman, the chief foreign affairs columnist for the Financial Times, uses his bonus pick to nominate Sarah Palin as the ambassador to Russia. And Norquist keeps it in the family by giving David Norquist the nod for director of national intelligence: “He’s my brother and he’s good.”

You can jump into the fray with your own submissions. Foreign Policy has set up a page where you can select among their experts' options and add your own.