The Analyst Cometh

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Author(s) Fred Kaplan
Source Slate
Date November 8, 2006
Quotes-start.png "Gates is more the get-along scholar—professional, fastidious, and nonpartisan. If George W. Bush was looking for an utterly uncontroversial figure to calm nerves, settle bureaucratic hostilities, and re-establish credibility on Capitol Hill, he could have found no one more suitable than Robert Gates." Quotes-end.png

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This item argues for the position Gates was a good choice on the topic Nomination of Robert Gates as U.S. Secretary of Defense.