Decision 2000: Page 2 goes to polls
ESPN.comIt's Election Day, and the polls are open at Page 2.
Here's the next race on our ballot:
Position: Secretary of Defense
Job requirements: In charge of all areas of the national defense, including the branches of the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines. Advises the Commander in Chief on military strategy.
Age: 38 Day job: Pitcher, New York Yankees
Pro: Not only would he carry a big stick, he has shown a willingness to defend his territory -- even if it's a one-inch area on the edge of home plate.
Con: Would you really want a person with the Rocket's temper in charge of some actual rockets?
Age: 34 Day job: Heavyweight boxer
Pro: Even foreign leaders still remember the time he knocked out Michael Spinks in 90 seconds.
Con: Once told rival Lennox Lewis that he was going to "eat his children" -- which raises serious questions about whether he's maintaining a proper diet.
Age: 38 Day job: Defensive end, Carolina Panthers
Pro: Has spent years with the nickname, "Minister of Defense," so he should probably easily adapt to the new title.
Con: Would definitely have trouble getting support from certain minority groups.
Age: 30 Day job: Center, Miami Heat
Pro: NBA's best defensive player could work for his country while he takes season off to deal with kidney ailment.
Con: His record against the Knicks doesn't bode well for future clashes with foreign rivals.
Age: 37 Day job: Unemployed
Pro: Another guy who carries a big stick, and we know for sure that he's not afraid to use it.
Con: Might shy away from another confrontation with Canada.