Friday, December 08, 2006
Gates Is a Message Board Lurker
You'll be seeing a lot of Robert Gates in the future. He was confirmed as the new Secretary of Defense this week, replacing Donald Rumsfeld. Thanks to sharp-eyed reader Brad, we learn that Gates, the outgoing president of Texas A&M, has been lurking on TexAgs.com for the past year under the name "Ranger65." Gates acknowledged his identity on the board Thursday. According to The 12th Manchild, Gates often referred to himself in the third person in his postings. Here is one of his posts regarding the proposal to move the Texas A&M-Texas Tech game to Dallas: "There is only one person standing between keeping this game on campus and going to Dallas — Dr. Gates. ... I am told he remains firm ... he is adamant against locking in the annual game with Tech there. I think you can take this to the bank: the annual meeting with Tech will not move to Dallas as long as Gates is President of Texas A&M." ... All bets are off now. Friday is Gates last day as Texas A&M president.
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