Thursday, November 06, 2008

Meet The New Boss

Same as the old boss, as the Obama cabinet rumor list seems to be comprised mostly of Clinton retreads, with Colin Powell and Warren Buffett thrown in for good measure.

Obama’s chief problem is that most of the candidates with experience and expertise come from the “Old Washington Hand” club. Consequently, the pool is actually pretty small, at least for the top jobs. Not to worry – there’s scads of second and third tier jobs for the squad from ACORN.

I’m not sure that I understand the need to appoint Caroline Kennedy to anything. Other than being a Kennedy, what’s she done?

And anti-science nut job RFK Jr for EPA? That doesn’t say much for the supposed “reality based community”, now does it?

Lawrence Summers is probably the best available democrat for Treasury. However, since he once violated the feminist code by suggesting that it might be possible that other causes could be responsible for the fact that women don’t make up 50% of top math and science faculty positions, his chances are dim.

Update: Jim Geraghty has a nice rundown.