Gates picks an admiral with diplomatic skills to command US troops in Europe.
Did they uphold the Constitution, and promote peace, prosperity, and liberty?
In his final address to the nation, he reviews his accomplishments with a sense of wistfulness.
The president-elect, an avid basketball player, has a good jump shot. Bill Clinton was creative with his scoring on the golf course. Richard Nixon liked bowling, while Herbert Hoover was a fanatical trout fisherman.