How do you become United States Secretary Of Department Of Defense?
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
Stop paying your taxes or cheat on them. Become friends with a former enemy of the United States. Marry a women who is only proud of America when you get hired.
- ?Lv 71 decade ago
Build a lot of political friends and cronies, trade favors and help others to pass bills so that their cronies and special interests can get a share of all of the loot that Congress gives to them.
Don't pay your taxes, above all, politicians seem to think that they're above paying the same huge taxes that they saddle the rest of us with, and evidently Obama approves of it, as he's appointed tax-dodgers like Geithner and others to his administration.
Learn not to have any integrity, honesty or any scruples---help fellow politicians think of new ways to screw the American public out of more tax dollars and to think of new ways to squander them.
It's very helpful if you're an attorney, who's used to being dishonest and trying to get around the law and the Constitution at every turn.
And above all, learn how to always manage to make everything cost at least ten times the budgeted amount; noone in government has the slightest interest in saving money---after all, there's plenty more where that came from.
When campaigning for anything, promise anything---no politician ever keeps their promises anyway, like Obama promising to reduce or eliminate pork and earmarks; it's meaningless.
- TeeknoLv 71 decade ago
The same way all the others were -- be nominated by the President, and confirmed by the Senate.